Patriots or Hateriots?

Understand the history of our fiscal predicament in this country. Don’t look for scapegoats or political whipping-persons. (sic) Follow the supply side, Luke. Then reorient your frustration and your anger, redirect your blame and and refocus your energy on making change AWAY from financial and tax policies dictated by lies and fear.

If you’d rather have your information in text and graphics form, read U.S. National Debt Graph + Amazing YouTube Story of the Debt

There is plenty of blame to go around. It just seems fair that it fall on those who are truly responsible for a rush towards failure for this country, while maybe there is time to avoid what is coming down if we follow the present insanity where hateriots pretend to be patriots.

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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