Someone made the following statement in first person about America. "As I grow older, I become more beautiful." In truth, America does become more beautiful as she ages. She is noble and majestic. She has had many great moments and done a mighty turn for all the people on the Earth. Her written Constitution and Bill of Rights sets the standard.

Since 1776, however, "We the People" have changed considerably. Uncle Sam has been transformed into a Sugar Daddy. Hands are reaching every which way for the dole. We are unceremoniously tapping our waning resources. We are not the healthy, vibrant and vigorous country of yore. We are the result of political parties outbidding each other for popularity.

Not everyone is satisfied with the course we are on.

Sidney S. Smith