Updated January 14, 2010 at 9:52 a.m.
In the interest of self-preservation — not only of mine and those closest to me, but of all the good citizens of this country — I feel compelled to express an appeal to Heaven. This once young, thriving, industrious and glorious nation is on the verge of a calamitous slide into complete degradation. Our leaders in Washington have abandoned us. In the interest of their self-preservation, they have decided to ignore the sworn oath that was required of them the day they took office: to protect and preserve the Constitution of the United States of America.
Our leaders have chosen not only to ignore, but to trample on and kick in the dirt our precious Constitution, and in doing so have done the same to “we the people.” This great nation was born with conservative values and free-market principles; the leaders in Washington have chosen to take us down a path in complete opposition to these ideals. It is time for we the people to take our country back. In 11 short months, we will have the opportunity to stand tall, raise our voices and tell those in Washington that we will not stand idly by while they “fundamentally transform” our country. November 2010 will be here soon. Let’s make it historic.
Editor's note: The letter originally published under the name Ellis MacDhony. The author's real name is Mike Lyons, a Clark resident.