I am a conservative who dwells on the "good old days." I remember being drafted with nine Italian buddies during the Korean War; we were so proud.
My dad (who was born in Italy) told my brothers and me that we should never embarrass our family by going to the unemployment office. We were told to take any job, even if we had to dig ditches; welfare and handouts were forbidden and we obeyed.
Recently, someone said "better times are ahead"; well, "they are not." We have gone too far over the line to make a difference in our future, especially for our children.
A retired police chief said he fought drugs and put away druggies for his entire life; now parents in some states have approved drugs and don't care if their kids use drugs.
This government wants to reduce the sentences for 100,000 jailed for drugs and release them early. We face lawsuits if we use the word "God" or fly our flag. Our president just spent about 40 seconds to recognize the 298 people who were blown to pieces by pro-Russian rebels and runs off to a fundraiser.
The IRS and top federal departments just "lie" with this administration and it all "disappears!" We are $17 trillion in debt and 50 million people are on food stamps.
I could go on and on, but it would take this whole page. No, it is now beyond repair, so we can now take our finger out of the dike and tell our savior that we tried, but all the components of "World War III are now in place" and we are no longer the "great USA." It makes all our efforts laughable, including all my letters to the editor.