Even while America continues to prosecute a war that has gone on for over a decade at a cost of trillions of dollars, our crumbling internal infrastructure is now accelerating at a record pace. It seems no matter where you travel in the US these days; the signs of decay and disrepair are evident. Crumbling pot-holed roads, unsafe bridges, leaky water mains and an increasingly faulty electric grid round out some of the more glaring problems faced by citizens.
Even here, in the small town of Forsyth Missouri where I reside, one can experience a microcosmic taste of what is happening to our Nation at large. We currently face a major arterial bridge that has become so unsafe that it will be closed in 2013 for up to a year. Water is flowing through old corroded pipes with ‘bandages’ affixed when they leak. Electrical service seems to be getting more and more sporadic with widespread outages becoming frequent. All this, at a time, when Federal assistance programs will likely not improve.
These problems constitute grave and time critical issues for the people of this nation to resolve. And, while I feel that the money spent at the state and local levels have been well accounted for, I cannot say that to be true at higher levels of our Federal government. These are serious times we live in. Times that require serious grownup decision makers, not the rabble that currently hold court in the Halls of Congress.
Come 2012, I urge all Americans to consider coming on board with the Tea Party and what they stand for. In my opinion, Washington needs to get out boys out of the Middle East, de-regulate commerce so it can compete, formulate a plan for energy independence and give states back the sovereignty that was granted to them by the Founding Fathers. They need to hear that message and others like it in 2012.
Disclaimer: All the views expressed here are solely those of the author.