The 2012 Presidential election is going to be a huge turning point for our country. We are in an economic recession. Nearly 10% of the population is out of work. Many, many new programs have been initiated and old ones discarded in hopes of changing things. Nothing so far has worked; if anything, it has been made worse.
As of July 2011, the United States unemployment rate was a large 9.1%. Over a four week period from July 9th to July 30th, over 407,750 people filed for unemployment benefits. Granted, this isn’t the enormous 25% as it was in the Great Depression but 9.1% is a hefty amount and if jobs aren’t created it is only bound to get worse.
Our military is always under attack. Last week, they came under an attack and thirty servicemen were killed. Most of them were from the elite SEAL Team Six, the group whose members carried out the mission that led to the killing of Osama bin Laden. The bodies of these soldiers have been brought home and buried. At some of these funerals, though, people were there to protest.
This past week an opportunity arose that allowed me to attend a Michele Bachmann event, and though it was a great experience, I was not deterred of my love for Governor Palin. As I sat and watched Representative Bachmann speak on her plans for America, I was directly in line with her conservative points, but there was something missing. It was the same thing that is missing in all of the Candidates. But that something is the one thing Governor Palin has … Leadership.
Today in America we find ourselves in a very similar situation to the one we were in right before the election of 1980. Our country is in an economic recession. And, like then, a Democratic president is the incumbent running for reelection.
What America needs right now is another Ronald Reagan. The difference that America went through during the transition from the Carter presidency to the Reagan presidency was incredible.
Have you read Part 1 and Part 2? This is the last part in the “Through Differing Eyes” article series. I hope you have enjoyed reading different opinions on Sarah Palin. I understand that you may have a different view than one of the interviews, but I hope you can respect the differing opinions, without thinking bad about the person. Both sides need to realize that violence and personal attacks are not the answer. We can strongly disagree, but we need to be civil at the same time.