I can tell you who. All of us, regardless of how nice we live, as our leaders spend money like it belongs to them. And no matter what you or I say, they continue to do so. They don’t care if there are people going hungry or are homeless, because they want to continue collecting from those who really are selling them an empty bag with a hole in the bottom just in case more profit can be gained by that opening.
How can we as the greatest country in the world live with that? How can we turn our backs to those who need us?
Before you close your door to this column, let me say this: There are brothers and sisters all over the world going through life hungry and homeless, mostly because they live under a dictatorship. There is no work and no help from their leaders, and so life for them is one that seems to have no way out. That should not be so there and not so here in America.
Come election time this year and every election day afterward, we need to get our leaders in motion to correct what is wrong. And we need to let each man and woman who wants to be our voice know it is time to wake up or ship out. Let’s start thinking about food for the belly, roof over the heads, and jobs to work so that “hungry” and “homeless” are just a bunch of words for those countries who don’t care about their fellow man.
I wish I were healthy enough to lead others in representing them. But I will just have to take time once in a while to voice my thoughts. That is my American right.
Ray “Uncle Ray” Day is a weekly contributor to the Kokomo Tribune. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.