Collins' Comments

There is something wrong in America.

There is something wrong when we can finance a war in Iraq and we cannot fund public libraries.

There is something wrong in America when we can pay jocks millions of dollars and we can't pay a teacher a living wage.

There is something wrong in America when children can be taken away from their parents because of discipline, not abuse, but discipline.

Yes there is something wrong. Lack of discipline has led to behaviors in juveniles that would have invited abuse in my generation. I have seen, and heard, in Boise City a child of no more than 12 telling his mother to (expletive deleted by writer) off.

Yes I used that word when I was 12; but never around adults or females of any age. Not because of any profound moral sense but because I was disciplined not to do so.

There is something wrong in America when we spend millions of dollars over seas feeding warlords and their henchmen and we have children on the brink of starvation at home.

There is something wrong when American businesses value the bottom line more than it does the people working for them.

There is something wrong with Americans when we sit complacently as our own government spies on us and denies us our civil rights. There is something wrong with Americans that keep placing the same legislators into office term after term when they don't perform as they said they would when asking for our votes.

There is something wrong with this nation.

Yes, our constitution is a living document meant to expand and grow as it has needed, but the growths being placed on it are cancerous, malignant and destructive.

The reinterpretation of laws, and expanding governmental control over too many facets of our lives is wrong. We the People have the right and the responsibility to change these things. We the People are the ones to blame because we have allowed it.

Take control of your house, take control of your children, take control of your government and make it responsive to the will of the majority.