‘America is a good place to live'

| 29 Sep 2011 | 08:17

    To the editor: The United States Congress, comprised of the House and Senate, is responsible for the day-to-day operation of our country, not the President or Vice-President. For example, prisoner welfare is under Congressional control, according to Article I Section 8 of our Constitution. Unreasonable searching or seizure of American citizens is also a Congressional responsibility as described under Amendment 4 of our Constitution. President Bush is dedicated to protecting America as his primary goal. Under his leadership America has responded to the attacks of 9/11 and continues to do so. America is as great as its leaders who govern with vision, faith, and steadfastness. • We have not been attacked since 9/11. • Our economy has expanded during the past five quarters to an all-time high and our unemployment rate is at a historic low. • A very positive thing our president continues to do is to strongly support our troops in Iraq and throughout the world. Without their dedicated involvement America could not be safe. We acknowledge them for what they are doing. • Two major terrorist threats regarding New York and California have been intercepted and acted upon. This information came from international intelligence as well as our own. • We have a very knowledgeable Secretary of State. Condoleeza Rice and President Bush have taken the initiative and met with world leaders in an attempt to avoid nuclear confrontations among nations. • With national employment at a high, poverty levels have decreased over the past 12 months. Please do not be concerned about people making too much money. The upper 10 percent income wage earners in America pay 85 percent of our taxes and are known to be most charitable. As far as price gouging is concerned, this too is a responsibility of Congress under Article I Section 8 and the 16th Amendment of our Constitution. • Democracy is at work in America and wherever there are free peoples. America is a good place to live. Our president and his cabinet are very capable people and we cannot do without our military. Bob Fletcher and Robert Ritzer Nicholas P. Lesando Jr. Post 214 American Legion