Who will stand to lead our country?

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We hear from many parts of our media that many of the legislators we sent to the Capitol to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic" are wallowing in greed, mendacity and corruption. This theme is seen and heard each day in editorials, news reports, Internet blogs, op-ed writings, columns, TV channels and talk radio. Even the state media is beginning to recognize the depth and breadth of the morass.

Where are we to find leaders like our Founding Fathers who have the integrity and enough spine to place service to our country above the bribes, blandishments and coercive threats of the lobbyists, special interests, the bureaucrats and their own entrenched staffs?

Our Founding Fathers pledged their "Lives ... Fortunes and ... Sacred Honor" to form our nation.

Who and where are the men and women who will do that today? Who now will be willing to offer their lives, reputations and the safety of their families to the slings and arrows of the media and the anonymous carpers on the Internet? Where shall we find the paragons who will state their beliefs, their values and their objectives, stand for election and -- when we send them to legislate in Washington and the state capitals -- will not succumb to the pervasive corruption?

If leaders of this caliber will not step forward, we cannot expect to reverse our nation's accelerating decline into socialism, poverty and anarchy.

William T. Hussey, Evans

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johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 01/18/10 - 06:06 am
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Brilliant, Mr Hussey. You

Brilliant, Mr Hussey. You noticed this all by yourself? Has anyone ever mentioned the shield of bureaucracy to you? The civil servants that don't change from election to election are another part of this problem. (just to add to your desperation)

bushwhacker
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bushwhacker 01/18/10 - 06:28 am
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have to agree with cliff

have to agree with cliff

DAMY46
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DAMY46 01/18/10 - 06:33 am
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Obama and his 'hope and

Obama and his 'hope and change' d@mn sure ain't the answer.

jack234
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jack234 01/18/10 - 10:01 am
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What mr. Hussey need to do is

What mr. Hussey need to do is what I am doing. Continue to support our president as he turns this thing around. We got to remember he is only 1/4 through his first term. He is not a miracle worker. Perhaps we set our expectations too high in expecting results too soon. We got to keep in mind the mess that he inherited. Much like what Hoover left for Roosevelt. It took Roosevelt some time, but the people remained patient and trusted ther leadership. We shoud and will do the same. Hello!

Irish
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Irish 01/18/10 - 11:13 am
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Jack you gotta quit siphoning

Jack you gotta quit siphoning your neighbors gas. The fumes are definetly affecting your post..The mess he inherited was caused by Barney FRank and Christopher Dodd as heads of fannie may and Freedie Mac. The Dnc also controlled the senate for the last three years. The biggest mistake the GOP made was trying to go along to get along with the left...John McCain and that idiot lindsey Graham had a gang of fourteen to prevent the Reps from doing exactly what the dems are doing now. Where is the gang of 14 from the left ? Why is that so hard for you guys to remember.......

deekster
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deekster 01/18/10 - 11:13 am
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Set your expectations at zero

Set your expectations at zero and you will never be disappointed.

Irish
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Irish 01/18/10 - 11:15 am
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Mr. "O" is the one made the

Mr. "O" is the one made the promises......

fiscallyresponsible
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fiscallyresponsible 01/18/10 - 11:21 am
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jack234. Turns this thing

jack234. Turns this thing around? Laughable.

grouse
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grouse 01/18/10 - 01:36 pm
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To Hussey: The sky is
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To Hussey: The sky is falling, the sky is falling!

Chillen
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Chillen 01/18/10 - 03:25 pm
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grouse I personally agree

grouse I personally agree with this letter. Just call me Chicken Little.

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