LETTER TO THE EDITOR: To reverse country’s course, vote

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After 5 years of President Obama’s broken promises, blaming of others for his failures, unconstitutional executive orders to bypass Congress and a failed health care law, it is time to make a change.

It is doubtful that those who were around at the end of World War II could have envisioned what the past 5 years has done to their country. All of those citizens participated either in the military or supporting the military and the government during very trying times. The war was for freedom against oppressive foes who had no respect for the people they tortured and killed.

In 5 years, the government has become oppressive and has intruded on almost every aspect of our lives, and its goal is total control. It has elbowed its way into everything from the size of the soft drink I am allowed to buy to what students may eat at school to health care’s mandates on who delivers health care, how and when.

After World War II, it would have been hard to understand a downsized military in personnel and equipment, a military whose leaders, by being compliant with inappropriate presidential rules, failed to support their own troops. This would have been unimaginable in the face of threats from terrorists and nations such as North Korea, China and Russia. None of these countries is our true friend. Equally disturbing is the lack of support for our allies.

Knowing all this, it is important to use the 2014 and 2016 elections to change our leadership so we may reverse course and restore the United States to its rightful leadership role through economic and military power.

MARVIN L. HOOVIS

Centerville, Mass.

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