Our Federal and State governments continue to mandate programs that they don’t fully fund but instead they pass this funding responsibility down to the local governments. Rural counties, such as Giles County in Southwest Virginia, don’t have a massive tax-base that includes huge industrial contributors and therefore are left with the task of placing additional tax on their citizens, many of which are on a fixed income and can’t afford the current tax, much less a new higher tax.
Obama has done more to fracture racial relations in this country during his six years in office than has been done during the last 50 years by any elected President. Only Obama knows what is motivating him to provide negative leadership while holding the most powerful elected office in the free-world.
Walk with me on this imagined journey, if you will:
You are a police officer riding in your cruiser when you see a car-load of young black men driving erratically. You pull your siren and they pull over to the side of the road.
Before you approach their car you input the license plate number into your inside car computer and the inquiry shows the car, or license plate, as being stolen. You radio for backup and stay in your car until the backup officer arrives. When the two of you approach the car the young black men start yelling “racial profiling”. The people (mostly black) on the sidewalk start gathering to see what is going down. Soon, there is a large crowd of blacks taunting the police officers.
What happened to our babies? They were in the nest and suddenly they had flown away. It all happened so quickly that we didn’t see it coming. The years of their infancy and youth were very special and when we allow our memories to carry us back to those years, we can actually feel the hardships we endured during the early days of our marriage.