Still Strong and Faithful

I just got out of the hospital. I was there for 5 days, fighting a problem with my lungs. I’ve been on antibiotics for about 10 days. I love all of you. Thank you for your prayers and your positive thoughts.

So many things are happening in our country. My President is doing some things that remind me a lot more of the person that I thought he was going to try to be. I’m not sure if that’s because things have gotten so bad or if he resigned himself to the possibility of just being a one-term president. I’m glad that he came up with a jobs bill. I’m also glad that he supported the end of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” though I’m not sure what effect that is going to have on gays when they come out in the military.

As controversial as it is, I think it’s important that all people pay similar taxes. It’s not fair that the rich don’t contribute to the tax base. Everybody is clamoring to reduce the debt. Paying less to Iraq and Afghanistan and increasing the tax share of the wealthy is a way to do something. There aren’t many options with the economy being so bad. I want Barack to continue to be courageous and try to make the country the equitable nation that it’s supposed to be. It would be better for him to have that kind of legacy. If we don’t have a strong government, that’s able to balance things between the rich and the poor and take in money to pay for programs and policy that give us all a chance to make it, we’re not the United States of America anymore.

I hope that everyone is able to get to see some of the rescheduled dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. monument in Oct. I love MLK and I love you all. Thanks for staying in touch.

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