To be published in NY Times on Thursday January 3,2008
“Looking At America” – Editorial – December 31, 2007
As a lifelong Independent until the candidacy of George W. Bush (I am now a registered Democrat), I am ashamed and disgusted by the loss of values and the general apathy this country has sunk into. As I travel around the world and speak to peoples of all races, religions and social standing, it is painfully obvious that we have become a pariah around the globe to friend and foe alike.
We have allowed this administration to lie, cheat, and break the law, and to break their sacred oath to uphold and defend the Constitution. As we go forward into 2008 I remain confident that America will elect a President who will return us to our precious values and help us take back the high moral ground from which we can lead the world. The true greatness of America is that we will survive eight years of George W. Bush.