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October 26, 2013

RAY DAY:

I am going to get something off my chest before it makes me explode inside.

As everyone knows by this time, the people we elected have been playing kids’ games in Washington, D.C. The latest playground pastime is over ... but maybe not.

Those people we chose to represent us have been on a crusade to not do anything that would put strength back into their positions. That is just plain wrong.

Sure you don’t like the president, and you have shown that whenever you come up against one of his proposals. And, yes, our leader in the White House hasn’t really done much to make things better.

But what really is your problem, Congress? Is it because he is of color? Or is it that he is a Democrat?

I voted for the man because the other one in the other party was just not the man for the job. I chose the one who would represent all instead of a few.

Now, I have to admit: He really has not done the job that I wanted to see. But he is our president until the day he leaves office, and being Americans, we should honor him with our thoughts instead of running him down every time he wants to get something done. After all, he and the people in the House and the Senate are our voices in how we want our country to run.

But also, he needs to stay in our country instead of taking all those trips to other countries. We elected him to live in the White House, not a big airplane.

The thing happening now in our nation’s capital is telling the other countries that we don’t know how to live and rule in a democracy, and those roaches lying in the cracks and corners of our beloved country are just waiting for that good time to hit us with a load of the hatred underlying our children, our religions and our land.

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