Cumberland Times-News

Opinion

April 14, 2014

Midterm elections give chance to return to American values

A movement has been started by veterans of our armed forces to get out the vote in 2014. That includes Coast Guard and Merchant Marine personnel for those not familiar with the history of both and their sacrifice. This is no small special interest  group, but many millions of Americans who can have an enormous impact on the  outcome of the November election if they all respond.

The president and his Democratic Senate have nearly all the power. No one knows what to do about them, but the anger runs deep. During the last five years, Obama has vacationed,  golfed, campaigned and generally ignored the plight of the men and women serving our country and in harm’s way.

The commander in chief has been consistently AWOL. However, he ordered the White House flag flown at half-staff for the Sikhs that were killed  and expressed the desire for the U.S. to sign on to the U.N.’s International Criminal Court (ICC), which would allow the U.N.’s ICC to arrest and try U.S. troops for war crimes, without the legal protections guaranteed under U.S. law, and from which there is no appeal.

The 2014 United States elections will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. During this midterm election year, all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and 33 of the 100 seats in the U.S. Senate will be contested in this election.

We can nullify this president, return the Senate and House of Representatives to American values and begin returning our country to a republic like it was intended to be. The message is simple: get out and vote!

Jim Hinebaugh

U.S. Navy, Retired

Maysville, W.Va.

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