DAYS AHEAD: A Chance for Responsibility in America

Written by Candace Hardin on November 18, 2014

Two weeks ago, the American Public stood up in unison and made a few bold statements.

They were not happy with the status quo.

They were not happy with a food stamp administration.

They rejected the policies that have stagnated the economy and desiccated the life and wealth of the middle class.

They would like their original country returned to them as the Constitutional Republic, based on Judeo-Christian values.

Hopefully, the victors will be able to discern that all is not yet well and their victory is tremulous. Now is the time for action, for hard work and for fulfilling the responsibility for which these officials were elected.

Teddy Roosevelt once said, “The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight.”

The Republicans that are in the House and Senate should be emboldened to rise up and just say a resounding “NO” to the current administration’s agenda and those who support it.

They should be willing to put up a grand roadblock in front of any last minute efforts of the departing team to cause the American People more havoc. It could be that they would lack sufficient support to completely stop or pass any actions, but they should have enough courage to delay and deter as much as is possible until the swearing in of the new Senators and House Members in January. Support is forthcoming, if they will just hold on until it arrives.

Obama is determined to pass an Amnesty bill on his own, by executive order.

This is an illegal and unconstitutional act!

Only Congress has the authority to make changes to the laws that govern naturalization.

The middle class is struggling to return to earning a living wage at one job, with normal benefits, so as to support their families. Many are working two or three part time jobs with few benefits just to make ends meet. Many have given up and are in despair of ever finding decent work in their career field again.

So many have lost their homes and any wealth they had accumulated in the years prior to the recession.

It is an extreme act of folly to believe that anyone from either side of the border would be served by a free for all at this juncture of the fallout of the recession.

It is also an extreme injustice to legal aliens who followed the rules and went the correct route to receive their status. For what reason did they wait, if the ticket is just to show up and get everything for free?

The American Public is expecting those who are in the upcoming majority to reach deep down and grab the courage to hold the law and the line until next year.

So much damage can be done in so little time. A fine example is the last six years. Who would have thought things could have declined so far, so fast?

Voters, you made step one and changed the management.

Now, you will have to be willing and able to pull your own weight and ride the current representatives as well as the representatives elect like a fine race horse to see your concerns and needs met.

Now is the time to continue the fight. No one has the luxury to sit down and rest!



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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.