Twenty three days and we are still amazed at the actions of our Lawmakers and our President. What a shame. Here you see this Blog's Author as he prepares to to go to work on the USS John Paul Jones (DDG-32), which was undergoing overhaul in Long Beach Navy Shipyard. This happened in 1976 as our United States of America celebrated 200 years as a Nation.
You, like I may be thinking, what would our Country's Founders think of the current situation? I suspect that they may be wondering how we could be so in debt!!!! Anyway, I also suspect that they would be concerned about the legacy we are leaving to our own dear Children and all future generations.
It has almost been thirty-seven years since we all celebrated the Bi-centenial of our great United States. What are we going to do in the next sixty-three years so we can celebrate 300 years?
My suggestion/proposal today is to focus on what needs to be done for the long term to insure the financial health of not only our United States of America, but to also strive to insure the financial health of each U. S. Citizen. "We The People" should expect no less. In that regard, we need statesmen and stateswomen in Washington who are not concerned about the perks they can garner for themselves, but to be servant leaders like the signers of our Declaration of Independence. If I recall my history correctly, many of these founders made great sacrifices to birth our country. Mayby our President and current Lawmakers would do well to emulate our founders.
For anyone who is interested, our Navy still has a USS John Paul Jones. The current USS John Paul Jones is a Guided Missile Destroyer operating in the Pacific Ocean to protect our National Interest.