What in heaven’s name is going on? Where are competent and qualified leaders to lead this nation? Do those who are in charge of the federal, state and local governments believe the citizenry are blind and stupid? We can see the mess our country is in.

The withdrawal of troops, citizens and Afghan associates was a debacle. Only the most dedicated Biden supporters will argue otherwise. We are now less safe than before 9-11 because terrorists know there is a safe harbor in Afghanistan filled with American made weapons.

Our southern border is wide open. Hundreds of thousands of illegals crossing monthly into the United States unrestrained and unvaccinated against COVID. Afghan refugees, with minimal scrutiny, are being settled in the U.S.

Congress is spending money we don’t have at a record rate with no thought to the consequences; just buying votes and wants to spend more. Inflation has increased from 1% in July 2020 to 5.4% in July 2021. It is the cruelest tax of all.

Major cities are turning into cesspools of crime, homeless encampments and lawlessness endorsed by the leaders where one cannot safely walk without fear of stepping into human waste on the sidewalks and in the parks and needles from drug use.

Our president is diminished in his mental capacity and is not only an embarrassment but also a danger as his ability to make wise and thoughtful decisions is clearly impaired.

We need some persons to set aside their political persuasions, propose and enact policies that are in the best interest of the country even if it may not be in the best interest of their political party. We need people who will truly lead as opposed to holding their finger to the prevailing winds and then acting accordingly. It has been said that crisis tends to bring forth persons who are needed for the times. Where are they now?

—John L. Lengemann,
Imlay City