Please allow me to compare and contrast where we are now with where we once were. John Kennedy was elected by the people, not the Supreme Court. George Bush was not.
John Kennedy made the country and the world feel good about itself and our future in only two and a half years. George Bush has belittled, badgered, and bungled our alliances all over the planet. He has taken us from a surplus to a staggering deficit in only two and a half years.
John Kennedy was a war hero and a statesman. George Bush wore a flight suit and thinks he's a statesman.
As they say down in Crawford, "Big hat, no cattle".
Pastor George and Elsie Cahoon were honored in a special service directed by Dawn Squires and Corrinn Cahoon-Neumann.
They were presented gifts and thanked for the millions of people their lives have touched over their 30-plus years of ministry in Minneapolis and Brainerd churches. The mathematical numbers were acquired by X-ing only 10 people a day, which is a minimal number to average the people they affect each day. Their travels to share the good news of Jesus have taken them to Canada, Germany, Mexico, Africa and nearly every state in the USA. Though not millionaires in money they are millionaires in those things that last forever.
Reject energy bill
Congress has had 30 years to develop an energy policy that would give America a sustainable future. They could have reduced our involvement in the Middle East. Instead, they failed for 30 years and now we have sons and daughters dying in a foreign country.
During the past 30 years while Congress failed to provide a coherent energy policy they did succeed in protecting their prescription drug benefits, protecting their retirement benefits and most importantly (to them) they've been successful in their re-election.
Congress did succeed in stopping term-limit legislation that would break up the old boys club. They also succeeded in preventing public financing of elections. This would have reduced corporate influence.
The new energy bill is just one more failure of Congress to put America first. It gives another 20 billion dollars in corporate welfare to big oil and coal. The energy bill doesn't even raise the CAFE 1/2 mile per gallon. It does nothing to help meet the global warming challenge. The bill allows America to slip further behind in the rapidly emerging sustainable energy market. We will soon be importing the new technology from other countries. Developing and manufacturing that technology would put Americans to work. The bill also fails provide money to treat the increase in asthma caused by the increase in burning more coal.
I believe this energy bill should be rejected and Congress should focus on developing a bill that would put America first. Until they do that there should be no campaigning for re-election. If they can waste 30 hours on just four judges out of 170 they obviously have the time to devote to our future.
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