November 1, 2012 1:50PM
Updated: November 8, 2012 9:04AM
Moral compass lost
I was blessed to have been born in this country when it was a much different place. Democrats and republicans didn’t always agree, but they worked together for the people and the country. We didn’t have these obnoxious political ads that are adding more anger to already angry people.
The president and congress cared about the people. Today, our government is like a dictatorship. They want to run every part of our lives, and they totally ignore the Constitution. A lot of judges and courts do the same. We should have term limits for Congress.
This country has lost its moral compass. Once, a man and a woman got married and took their vows seriously. Since Roe v. Wade, we have killed almost 50 million innocent babies and our government gives Planned Parenthood millions of dollars.
The government took the Social Security fund and put it in a general fund. Why did they not put that money back or leave it alone. Now, seniors are blamed for costing the government too much money.
We used to watch TV for free and families could watch it together. Today, we have to pay a lot for it, and most of it isn’t fit to watch.
Today, Jesus and God, and people of the faith are made fun of and called names. But people say nothing about freedom of religion, and the ACLU being at war with all faiths, stripping away religious freedom, ignoring the Constitution and demanding religious symbols be taken down. They bully their ways into schools and sporting events, but you don’t hear complaints about them.
Hillary Clinton talks about religious freedom when she is in a foreign country, but she says nothing about it here at home. And to Justine Panieri (Common Sense, Oct. 21) for the first time ever I agree with you. You are a sucker for Mr. Obama. You have the same personalities and you call people names and make fun of them.
Romney has a lot of nerve
You need not look far to see how Romney took millions from bank accounts of ordinary people. In Freeport, just 50 miles west of Chicago, Bain Capital is shutting the doors of the Sensata factory, putting 170 employees out of work.
In 2006, Bain Capital purchased the plant which was profitable back then and remains profitable today. But, Bain will make more money sending the company to China, quadrupling its investment, and Romney, likewise, will cash in big time.
Bonnie Borman has worked there 23 years and is now forced to train Chinese workers before final layoffs in November. She will then be forced to compete for minimum wage, and be lucky to retire before the age of 70. Bonnie and other workers decided to go public in a big way, collecting a 35,000 signature petition, contacting Romney many times, even attending the Republican National Convention in Tampa to get his attention.
Other public figures, such as Illinois Representative Jan Schakowsky, Gov. Pat Quinn and the Freeport City Council joined the workers, asking Romney to wield his influence. Although Romney is not involved with daily operations at Bain, he still makes big money from the closing of Sensata.
But, no response from Romney. The futures of these hard-working Americans fell on deaf ears. Even though Romney was in the neighborhood attending Chicago fundraisers, Romney either had no answer, no time, no interest or no compassion — or all of the above.
It is worth repeating that Sensata is a profitable company, making money here in this country, and should remain in this country, the United States of America. How Romney has the nerve to run for president, when he treats responsible folks this way, is beyond me.