Now is the time for a few good men (and women) to come to the aid of their country. Those words echoed many times over the life of our country. And do we ever need those people now. Most of us have now come to realize that those people running things in Washington have set things up pretty well, for themselves. For the rest of us, things have gone downhill.

Our black citizens have lost entry level jobs to illegal emigrants, then they have been enticed into poverty by the “War on Poverty” where to government gives them so much “Free” money it almost doesn’t pay to get a job, in fact you lose money if you get a job. Those emigrants who are here legally are seeing their job taken over by people who over stay their right to work here. Those here illegally are draining our country’s monetary resources to support their families back home. And as the lady said in “Smoky Joe’s Cafe:  when the moneys gone, your honeys gone”. When America goes broke or can’t borrow any more money I don’t think we’ll have many friends left.

Money is flowing out of the country everywhere.  Ever think where that money is coming from? Our national debt is 19 trillion and rising. We’re buying junk from China, supporting families in Central America; have troops protecting countries everywhere at our expense.  We’re supporting junk science within our own country, closing businesses because some accusations of environmental damage. And government keeps growing.

Those people who demand environmental purity are certainly not the people looking for a job. Of course the government claims low unemployment, but all you have to do is look at all the empty storefronts to know they are lying; lying to make themselves look good by calming the waters.

In the 1850s just before Abraham Lincoln was elected things were similar, government insiders pocketing the wealth and telling the people things were just swell. But out of nowhere the Republican Party rose out of the ashes of the Whig Party and the people threw the rascals out and elected one of our best Presidents. It seems like it may be time to do it again.

Hillary and Kasich are the same old stuff, Trump and Cruz may just be America’s best hope. Don’t you wonder is there enough good men and women to standup and fight to save our country and our way of life?

Mike Young is a retired water and power executive who resides in Mesquite. Graduated from the University of LaVerne he has taught communications skills and technical subjects throughout the Western Hemisphere. In addition to writing and editing technical manuals, he has a book titled “Speaking for Effect”. He has received some of the highest awards and recognition from both professional and public organizations. He also serves on the Overton Power District.