Fallout from Benghazi III

Posted Monday, Aug. 26, 2013  comments  Print Reprints
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This used to be a great nation.

We won World War II. Our houses of worship were full, our unions strong, our public schools and universities the envy of the world and we sought to bring justice to all our citizens.

We went to the moon, built highways, bridges, railways, airports and huge dams. Our products were sought around the world.

And we were at peace.

Then conservative Republicans decided they didn’t like progress, full employment, strong unions and public engineering projects that ate into corporate profits and levied too much tax on millionaires. They voted against strong public schools, voting rights, paying our nation’s bills — against anything and everything except bigger prisons and more guns.

Now, as we sink into national mediocrity, buying inferior products from nations that have stolen our jobs, we are gridlocked in the halls of government, spending valuable time arguing about … Benghazi.

— David Perkins, Fort Worth

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