Letter to the Editor for Sept. 4, 2013

By Baker City Herald readers September 04, 2013 09:12 am

Bring our military home

Relative to the editorial in the Monday, Sept. 2 paper, I couldn’t agree more!

 We have been at war for 12 years and it is time for the American people to say “enough!” Who made us the judge and executioner for the world? Who gave President Obama the right to start shooting missiles at Syria? He has become so self-important he thinks he rules the world. Well, he’s wrong. He’s made the Constitution into a “suggestion” rather than the law of the land! If he doesn’t like a law, he tells his Department of Justice not to enforce it or changes parts of the law to agree with his thinking. If he doesn’t like the response from Congress, he says “We don’t need Congressional approval, we’ll just go around Congress.” He has become arrogant and dictatorial as if he were a king, instead of the president.   What ever happened to three equal branches of government?

 If we go ahead with this “limited” strike against the Syrian government, I’ll bet the response from them won’t be “limited.”  If Obama thinks he can go in and throw missiles around willy-nilly with impunity, he’s got another “think” coming.  The people who will pay the price for his arrogance are the servicemen and women who are on the firing line. We’ve got ships lined up in the Mediterranean like we did in Pearl Harbor in 1941, and we’re likely to get some of Syria’s 4,700 surface-to-air missiles right back at us. 

We’ve become the laughingstock of the world!

It’s time to stop this insanity and bring our ships and servicemen and women home NOW! Let the Arabs fight their own wars!

Alberta Bailey

Baker City