Something is wrong and very few people even seem to notice. Our government has turned out a great group of crooks and yet nobody seems to care. Are we older folks the only ones that are upset with what is going on? Nobody seems to care that the woman running for President has a money laundering foundation, which gives almost nothing to the needy, but funds lavish salaries for friends and family, First class travel, luxury hotels and the best of everything. I hear people say it is not that bad, when they should be marching in the streets.


What has happened to our country and our morals? Instead of getting mad, people sit around and nods their heads and smile when the politicians lie and say everything is getting better and the dumb voters re-elect the same old liars repeatedly. Do not people notice that nothing is changing for the better?  We have a gang of tax cheating clueless congressional representatives who are driving our economy over a cliff.


This country has the largest oil reserves in the world and we cannot drill for it because the environmentalists have bought off the politicians. Our public schools are in a complete disaster especially in the inner cities because of the teacher’s unions. Our borders almost do not exist because the Democrats want to give all illegals amnesty, free healthcare and the right to vote.

The middle class is slowly being squeezed to death.
The liberal press is acting like cheerleaders for Hillary instead of asking hard questions.

This is not what our country was founded on or for. We need someone to lead, someone not bought and paid for, and someone who can roll back the regulations that are killing business. We have lost the manufacturing advantage to Asia and Mexico, while health care costs and EPA regulations are overwhelming our once-great companies.


We need to throw the rascals out at all levels of government. Thomas Jefferson said; “Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, converted it into tyranny.” It may not be tyranny but it is close when BLM and EPA people show up fully armed and looking like the army We need people who are not beholding to big money donors who want special favors. These times cry out for leadership, we desperately need real leaders. Not those created by advertising slogans, with no real accomplishments themselves.


Can anyone name a government leader who has a plan for paying down the debt, or defeating ISIS, or the crime in the streets? Homeland security’s best idea is to make us take off our shoes in airports and throw away little bottles. Certainly, no one in government does or say anything, theyjust suck up to the elected representatives and those representatives just make promises to get elected or re-elected and then do not follow through. These problems and others are eating away at our society’s morals and wiping out our middle class.


Where have all the leaders gone? Where are the great communicators, the people of character, courage and conviction? Today if you show any of these traits, the press rips you apart. Yet we need strong leadership more than almost any other time in our history. We need a steady hand at the helm guiding us to a better place. Does anyone think we are headed there now with Obama’s polices?


Is there a leader who thinks creatively about how we can rebuild our manufacturing, lower our national debt and make our country great again? Maybe there is someone out there like that, if only they can stand the beating by the press and the others who want to bring America down not up. Plus, a lot of people will have to wake up and notice what’s wrong and then get up off their behinds and vote to fix it.


Mike Young is a retired water and power executive who resides in Mesquite. Graduated from the University of La Verne 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.