Our former congressman, George Nethercutt, has struck gold yet again in an op-ed published by the Inlander.
A Spokane woman, reflecting the despair of 60 million Romney voters, recently told me, “I’m just not sure where our country is headed anymore.” This sentiment is echoed daily by those wary about what a second Obama term means for Americans desiring more predictable, customary U.S. public policies and frustrated by a stagnant economy. Feeling stuck with a president whose policy agenda has swung leftward unsettles half our nation. But where does that half go when the darkness of liberal culture, excessive federal spending, staggering national debt, stifling regulatory rules and looming tax pressures descend upon us?
Let me make sure I got this right. Half the country doesn't know where their country is headed any more, misses predictable, customary public policies, and doesn't know where to go because of the darkness of liberal culture, excessive federal spending, staggering national debt, stifling regulatory rules and looming tax pressures.
Mr Nethercutt longs for the predictable days where people could be denied medical insurance for pre-existing conditions and could have their insurance arbitrarily cancelled because they were costing too much. He pines for unfunded wars combined with tax cuts so the country not only spends more but increases its debt more dramatically by choking off its revenue. He looks back at the good old days when rivers were lifeless and burst into flames and the air poisoned our children's lungs.
Yet, a darkness has descended upon America.
Mr Nethercutt says nothing about the surveillance state recording our electronic transmissions. He's silent on the use of remote controlled aircraft used in extrajudicial killing, including that of American citizens. He turns away from the state's secrets excuse used to deny justice for those who've been spied upon, kidnapped, or tortured by our government.
The darkness of liberal culture indeed.