The recent analysis, "Your Right to Petition," dated July 12, is right in some respect, and with that, I will indeed speak my mind.
For some reason, unknown to me, those who are not in favor of or dislike President Obama, journalists included, have a strange idea that all the problems we have been confronted with the past several years were born by the present administration and his party, thus making the solution the sole responsibility of a man who has held office for a mere six months.
I am disappointed in the Republican Party and some of its followers taking issue with a situation that has been festering prior to Obama's appointment as president.
Common sense will tell me, he cannot and will not solve many of the problems to our liking and by no means will he be correct in some of his decisions, but I have learned in life that it is better to try and fail than not to try at all. If only I, myself, would have heeded some of my own advice.
Obama appears to be a man who has intelligence to know he will not win a popularity contest by some, because it is obvious prejudice is still lurking in the dark, dense minds of many. The "cotton pickin' days" of the old south are past, and if you harbor any disdain under the present administration, I suggest running for political office and work for changes you would be more comfortable with.
The people's vote was counted and aside from opinions, this is another privilege in a free society.