Cliff Oilar: Sick and tired ...

08/24/2014 12:00 AM

08/24/2014 6:44 PM

I am a sick and tired American. As I approach eight decades of living in this glorious country, I hardly recognize the America I once knew. And that makes me sick.

I am sick and tired of our do-nothing government blaming the other guy.

I am sick and tired of being called a racist if I disagree with President Obama’s policies.

I am sick and tired of being charged with a felony and jail time if I lie to Congress, but when Congress lies to me it’s a “misspoke” or was “taken out of context.”

I am sick and tired of needing to show my driver’s license to cash a check, register for school or buy alcohol – but not to vote.

I am sick and tired of politicians talking about the greed of the rich at a $35,000-a-plate campaign fundraising event.

I am sick and tired of terrorists killing people in the name of Allah and have the news media fret that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.

I am sick and tired when our government makes people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay thousands of dollars for the privilege, while they discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just “magically” become American citizens.

I am sick and tired of being a sick and tired American.

Cliff Oilar, Modesto

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