Letter: Tout the American dream here at home, not overseas

As if our president isn’t busy enough as the self-anointed enforcer of the old Soviet borders (e.g. Ukraine), now he’s issuing threats to China. Where will he lead us next?
I say it’s time for Mr. Obama to take a deep breath and recognize the arrival of a multi-polar world; a world in which the USA is but one power and no longer The Power in complete control of the planet.

And rather than pursuing a misguided globalism through confrontation, intimidation and sanctions, I think it’s time to use our fabulous resources here at home, for our own common people — not the privileged few and certainly not the despots and juntas we bankroll overseas to selectively impose our “values.”
Yes, let’s put our great wealth to work for America and in America, and welcome those who wish to come here to work and live legally, and to pay taxes, and to have their own shot at the American dream.

In Obama, I voted for a statesman. All I got was another politician serving the same old special interests of power and greed.

Henry G. Brechter, via email



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