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Fcous on domestic tranquility

Politicians and pundits would have us believe that America is going to hell in hand-basket, that we are about to be overrun by foreign immigrants and murdered by Islamic terrorists. Some politicians and media pundits are attempting to frighten the public into making irrationally bad choices for the presidency and Congress.

Truth be told: The Congress has failed in its duty to resolve the immigration challenge and they have stymied every action by the president to improve the economic position of the middle and lower economic classes. Including the 9/11 attacks, terrorists have killed approximately 2,400 Americans. Politicians would have us believe that there is an existential threat to America and its citizens from Islamic terrorism, even though it has been Americans who have been murdering each other in the tens of thousands every year and attacking our fundamental values. Evidently we have more to fear from our fellow Americans than from foreign or homegrown terrorists.

Perhaps we should think about electing representatives to the federal government who will work together to ensure domestic tranquility and promote the general welfare of the American people. And, instead of bullying the rest of the world, work to become international good neighbors.

James Lanham



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