WASHINGTON - November 6 - Following a statement on the Floor of the House of Representative, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) recently made the following statement:
"Why is it we have finite resources for health care but unlimited money for war?
"The inequities in our economy are piling up: trillions for war, trillions for Wall Street and tens of billions for the insurance companies. Banks and other corporations are sitting on piles of cash of taxpayer's money while firing workers, cutting pay and denying small businesses money to survive.
"People are losing their homes, their jobs, their health, their investments, their retirement security; yet there is unlimited money for war, Wall Street and insurance companies, but very little money for jobs on Main Street.
"Unlimited money to blow up things in Iraq and Afghanistan, and relatively little money to build things in the US.
"The Administration may soon bring to Congress a request for an additional $50 billion for war. I can tell you that a Democratic version of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is no more acceptable than a Republican version of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"Trillions for war and Wall Street, billions for insurance companies... When we were promised change, we weren't thinking that we give a dollar and get back two cents."
The question Rep. Kucinich asked all Americans goes to reality of what our actions reveal us to be versus who we think we are as a nation and as individuals.
We have been blind.
While sincerely believing that the United States stands for good, we have been blind to the abuses and avarice wrought by the few who have benefited beyond belief on the backs of us - naive and trusting Americans. First they pirated and then mutated the "American Way" to their advantage and finally unabashedly plundered the "American Dream."
Now is the time for us to make our actions, our nation, our government, conform to our view of ourselves and change the direction of our nation.