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Growing debt threatening to be our downfall

Published: October 26, 2013
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Judith Williams (Your Views, Oct. 20) writes of “childishness,” “king of the mountain,” and “selfishness” by the president and Congress. Our country is in perhaps the worst state since World War II, and our growing $17 trillion debt is threatening to be our downfall. A few responsible politicians were unsuccessful in taking honorable action to stop it. Politics isn't a silly children's game; the very future existence of the United States is now in jeopardy. National deterioration began to develop with the elections in 2006, when Democrats gained control of the U.S. House and Senate. It escalated after Barack Obama's 2008 election.

Now the list of offenses against the American people is still growing, with unemployment, willful failure to protect our borders, anti-Christian bigotry, wasteful spending of billions on worthless “green” projects, IRS political terrorism, attempts to disarm the people, an unworkable and destructive socialized medicine scheme, a propaganda network and far more. Only a little knowledge of history is needed to see similarities to the 1930s Germany in America's foolhardy and blind behavior.

Ronald Bouwman, Oklahoma City