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1. Reliance on foreign oil is dangerous. If national consumption surpasses national supplies reliance on foreign oil is, unfortunately, necessary. The notion that our enemies use oil against us evidently does not apply to Saudi Arabia, a key U.S. ally. Former Bush presidents of the United States have or have had mutual commercial interests with prominent Saudi Arabians. Reliance on the internal combustion engine for vehicular travel may be a greater economic and environmental problem.

2. The Congress works primarily for the American people. According to Jack Cafferty of CNN television and possibly shared by a majority of Americans, "The big corporations in this country own our government-lock, stock and barrel."

3. Iran is a threat to the United States. The U.S. government helped overthrow a democratically elected government in Iran in 1953 and installed a dictatorship for more than a generation. Now, what were the Iranian people supposed to do, thank the United States government? The constant threats by the United States government and television news reporting toward Iran is warmongering and will likely result in war, not peace. How can you have diplomacy when the United States government refuses diplomatic relations with Iran?

4. The U.S. government promotes democracies around the world. The U.S. government has financially supported dictators throughout the world. Dictators are supported economically for favorable commercial interests for U.S. companies or for allowing military bases on their territory.

5. U.S. government provides adequately for Food and Drug safety for its citizens. Agencies that supervise food and drug safety and other consumer departments have traditionally been woefully underfunded usually with too close a relationship, such as subsequent employment in the industries they are mandated to oversee and regulate.

6. Spending enormously on national security is strengthening the nation's economic viability. Preemptive war and vast military expenditures has helped balloon the national debt harming public services, such as health and infrastructure, such as high speed train travel across the United States and maintenance of bridges.

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7. The level of corruption or malfeasance in the financial industry and government program fraud is adequately managed by the federal government. The machinations of the financial industry and government program fraud are now into the trillions of dollars making justice a monumental climb up the mountain of kleptocracy.

8. U.S. foreign policy of active interventions throughout the world, including the Middle East, is promoting peace and freedom. Financial assistance costing hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent in the Middle East where conflict has been raging intermittently since the U.S. began being an active partner in "peace" negotiations despite chronic military actions and violence. The U.S. government as a viable advocate of peace in the Middle East has been harmed politically and diplomatically despite the hundreds of billions of U.S. public dollars spent in the region.

9. Our educational system is the best in the world. The educational system in the United States is among the most expensive in the world without being the best, in fact in subjects such as math and science U.S. students are deficient compared to countries that spend about one-half per pupil as the United States.

10.The social security number is not to be used for identification. That's when social security was first introduced. Today, the social security number is linked to one's financial history, including credit reports which often determine one's suitability for employment, imbuing character, work ethnic and even honesty according to employers, including government itself. The recent entire financial crisis was crafted and implemented by those in the financial industry whose credit ratings were undoubtedly excellent. Was their lack of integrity and honesty reflected in their high credit report ratings? Their fraud nearly brought down the entire financial system of the United States according to officials of the U.S. government, yet the credit ratings of the miscreants was high and remains high today. For those who use credit reports in determining the honesty and ethics of prospective employees look to Wall Street as your guide. Linking the social security number to credit cards makes identity theft both easier and far more damaging to the citizenry.

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Henry Pelifian has written many columns and articles on government and current events. He has published a play THOREAU based on the life, works and words of Henry David Thoreau, a war novella and short stories based on his years overseas called (more...)

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