Written by Candace Hardin on September 30, 2014

Any fan of Mel Brooks will remember Madeline Kahn’s song about her current profession and life.

“Going and coming, coming and going, I’m tired!”

I think there are a great many people who are tired. I think the average person is very tired.

Not just physically, but mentally, physically and emotionally beat down to the ground.
The middle class has been delivered into the working poor class. Most are struggling to keep the lights on and pay the mortgage in an underwater house.

I think the average person is tired of being stagnant. Our economy is stagnant, our lives are stagnant, technology jobs and research in the US are stagnant, along with manufacturing jobs, and most jobs in general.

Here are a few other examples of things the average American is tired of:
The latte salute, yet another disrespect of those who serve and protect their country.

It would take up too much space to enumerate the occasions of disregard that the “commander in chief” has for our brave defenders.

The unresolved, unpunished scandals, to name a few big ones, Benghazi, the IRS, Fast and Furious, come easily to mind amidst a score or more. There is some progress being developed by the committee headed by Trey Gowdy on Benghazi, but justice has yet to be served on any of the severe breeches of authority. The supposed guardian of the law, Eric Holder, the most corrupt AG ever, is resigning for a job with JP Morgan Chase, bringing in a paycheck of 77 million.

If you thought the banking system was bad when it contributed to the 2008 recession, what kind of leadership has this major financial institution just hired?

The world is on fire – we have no leader in the United States. The Middle East is in total turmoil thanks to the knee jerk reaction, if any, of the POTUS. In fact, his encouragement to displace the dictators that managed to rule these countries has made it worse, not better for the people there.

Ukraine is in a civil war, Russia and China are moving forward as the new world power. Human rights will go the way of the Dodo.

Israel, our best and only true ally in the Middle East is being attacked by its neighbors, while the administration criticizes her right to exist and defend herself and sits on its hands.

The United States has traditionally occupied the position of world power. All of the world is laughing and disrespecting the United States. We are an international joke.

Terror is on our doorstep – this Friday’s beheading in Oklahoma is proof that the butt of this joke is our American citizens. Our southern border is like a sieve, allowing anyone and everyone to cross over. The threat is already among us. At least, Gov. Rick Perry has the leadership to protect his state. As always, it is unwise to mess with Texas.

This is just a smattering of the reasons we all have to be tired.

If you are tired, let’s see some “coming and going.”

Every registered voter, get to the polls in November and vote.

Get the old guard going, and get the new blood coming. We are the last line of defense in the saving of our country. If we must vote them all out until we get a functional set of representatives, so be it.

We are all quite tired, and it is time to take our last stand by exercising our right to vote.

We may not have a country to vote for if we do not!



Candace Hardin
Candace Hardin resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She is fluent in Spanish and a student of Latin and history. She is a columnist on and has a blog, Originally from North Carolina, her writing and beliefs have been heavily influenced by the Appalachian culture and tradition.