Only half of us are informed


In World War II, this country came together to defeat an enemy, or two of them. In the 50s and 60s this country was still together. We all watched the news when the Cuban Missile crisis occurred. We all watched the President Kennedy assassination. We all watched with awe as John Glen circled the Earth and came back, alive. We watched the first man on the moon. We watched the Vietnam War on the nightly news. Everyone had an opinion about the war, but we all knew what was going on. We may not have agreed, but we all knew.

9/11 happened. We all watched. In the days and weeks that followed, we were one nation, again.

What happened? If you ask the next 100 people that you know, what is going on in the Middle East, I’ll bet that only a couple will actually know. Ask about the IRS and how many will know? The southern border mess? The Marine being in a prison in Tijuanna for making a wrong turn. The Malaysian airliner that was shot down? The Iranians trying to build a nuclear weapon? We gave them $2.8 billion to keep talking with us as they continue to refine and enrich uranium. Benghazi? Ben who?

The reason we have what we have is because only half of us are informed about what is going on. That is why we have a “fundraiser – in – chief” that likes to play golf instead of a leader as President.

I like golf, too, but I also know that there is a time and place for business and golf.

Tom Grant