I served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam war, and I am deeply indebted to those who gave their lives so we could enjoy living in a free society. Our founders, who believed in the Creator, were the architects of a system of checks and balances that comes as close to being fair (given that man is inherently selfish) as can possibly be conceived.
Even as we watch events drag out before us and witness the childish displays of those who are serving at our behest, our system of government will trump the idiocy that is currently on display because it was designed to do so. I thank our forefathers for having the foresight to envision events that may challenge our liberty like those before us now.
Never in the history of the United States has the executive branch closed down national parks and lands on which they have leases for the purpose of hurting Americans in ways that are as harmful as possible. Do we have a president who wishes harm on Americans? I can't fathom the thought. For those who are not aware, the House of Representatives is, more than any other branch of government, aligned with the people of America and their wishes and desires. Our system of checks and balances is working.
I am ashamed of the executive branch and of President Barack Obama along with those who have decided to ride roughshod over Americans in order to gain political advantage. I pray for America. We will see this through.
Don Shankle, DavidsonvilleCopyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun