I watch the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, and see the endless, painful lines of New Yorkers just trying to get to work. A task made exponentially more difficult thanks to Bloomberg's unreasonable dictates as to how many people can be in a car, and the resulting enforcement of which, causing hours-long lines on our bridges and tunnels. Driving around town (thankfully, I had filled up prior to the storm) and seeing all the mile-long lines in front of our gas stations, I wonder, if we had a mayor who understood the struggle it takes to commute into work day in and day out, even via automobile, would we be in the predicament we are in, four days after the storm? And if we had a president who actually viewed our fossil fuel infrastructure as the crucial component of day-to-day life that it actually is, might our country have been better prepared for the damage caused by Sandy?
Instead, we have a president who would rather sink billions on green energy vapor ware, and a mayor who views his job as dietician of the republic. So when a major storm hits, the best we can do is dispatch the government sanctioned militia, setup queues and let the common man wait for his bread and toilet paper.
Americans have a choice coming up this Tuesday: do we want an America led by people who want to regulate our salt intake and spend the national treasure on shaky investments that have little to no return for actual Americans in their actual day-to-day life? Do we want leaders who view government as the cure for our ills, who think those elected have a greater amount of wisdom than the people they lead? Or do we want leadership that understands that what makes America great is its people, and not its government? Important decisions await us next week. I implore you to make the right one.