Written by Candace Hardin on October 21, 2014

Since WWI, the United States has been the police and rescue force for the world. We were the Yanks that came “Over There.” We were the ones that came late to WWII, but when we committed, we took care of business.

The twentieth century marked the United States’ involvement in every problem all over the globe.

We have fought in every major conflict since the Dough Boys went to save the day in Europe.

We waged “The Cold War” with Russia from the end of WWII until Ronald Reagan spoke those immortal words, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down that wall.”

Regardless of individual policy, the Presidential leaders of the United States have kept the world reasonably safe for the last 100 years. Mostly, we have relied on the “peace through strength” policy. We have always been a force to be reckoned with as we have the firepower to back up our rhetoric.

After six years of laughable leadership, the world is on fire.
The applauded “Arab Spring” has put the entire Middle East in chaos.

The withdrawal from Iraq before the country was ready to manage on its own, has given rise to ISIS, not the “JV team” as touted by the current administration, but a jihadist force that is even more brutal than Al-Qaeda. Christians are being slaughtered, as well as any others who resist their version of Sharia Law.

Ukraine has split into two factions, the government led by new President, Petro Poroshenko and the Separatists Rebels.

All this unrest has led to another competing world power to test itself and push the limits.

The United States has become a joke in the international community. The credibility of any reprimands by the current administration are in no way heeded, as they are just threats.

While we shouldn’t have to police the world while our own country is crashing and burning, it is evident that neither problem has been resolved in the last six years.

The world is on fire and there are no firemen in sight.

The United States needs a leader.

A real leader that will be taken seriously by the community at large. A leader that will put some attention to our economy, creating living wage jobs for those of working age and the health and well-being of our old and young.

While the jury is still out on who the candidates will be in 2016, an opportunity for real “hope and change” exists within the next two and one half weeks.

Vote in a working House and Senate. Vote out deadweight, business as usual, incumbents.

Let the go along to get along folks on the Beltway know that We the People are coming with our torches and pitchforks, cleverly disguised as a voting booth.


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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.