Washington out of control, not representing citizens

June 25, 2013 

Perhaps the most profitable action any country can take is to wage war with the United States. After the bombing stops, we almost always rebuild that country bigger and better than it was before.

We now have been at a continuous war for over a decade, spending billions of dollars on not only bombs and troops, but also to build schools, hospitals and other infrastructure in places where running water is a luxury. Meanwhile, in our country, more and more people are losing their jobs, their homes and their businesses. Not to mention injured soldiers returning home are not getting proper care!

For over a year, senators like Lindsey Graham and John McCain have been pushing for the U.S. to intervene in a civil war in Syria. They want to support the "rebels" by sending them weapons and even create a "no-fly" zone.

This same plan worked great in Lybia, didn't it?

I guess they don't realize these "rebels" are in cahoots with al Qaida. There's talk that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against the "rebels," even though there is no conclusive evidence to support this claim. Remember the WMDs in Iraq?

U.S. citizens are in an unwinnable situation, The federal government is insanely out of scale, giving us almost no representation.

The corporatists in Washington allow the big companies to write the laws that put small companies out of business.

Our national government threatens to take away our guns and spies on law-abiding citizens, but sends machine guns and rocket launchers to uneducated foreigners who will, no doubt, use these weapons against us one day.

Voting will obviously not change anything because the elites who run the two major parties will only allow the same type of selfish corporatists to run for office.

Can you say secession?

Steve Stivers


Bradenton Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service