Letter to the Editor
People who are arguing about the Pledge of Allegiance need to think about the two words before “Under God” – the words “One Nation”. The phrase “one nation” means that New Orleans didn’t happen to “them”. It happened to “us” and “we” needs to step up and make it happen. And in order to do that we need to take a long hard look at the reality around us and figure out how “we” are going to make it happen.
We have to face the tough questions about what we are doing with our money. We spent hundreds of billions of dollars in Iraq. Are we going to continue to choose Iraq over Louisiana. Are we going to take the money from old sick people by delaying their prescription drug plan? Are we going to take it from children by cutting Head Start? Bush has already ruled out taxing the rich so that leaves borrowing the money from the Communist Chinese. I think that borrowing from the Commies is not good long term thinking.
We can’t afford empty promises and poor judgment. It’s time for America to come out of the fog and begin to actually think. We are being tested as a nation to see if we are worthy of survival. We aren’t just rebuilding New Orleans, we are rebuilding the nation As a sit here on the edge of the San Andreas fault I ask if we are really one nation?