Merle Haggard was a little ahead of his time but right on when he wrote “We’re headed downhill like a snowball headed for hell.” The last election proved that to be true.

There is a tremendous brain drain going throughout Maine and the nation. God’s laws were thrown under the bus; likewise, the U.S. Constitution.

Barack Obama did absolutely nothing for the working people of America. He has accomplished putting generations of Americans in debt.

How can anyone who did so little, get re-elected president? The liberal voters sent to Washington won’t make things better, either. Remember, it was the Democrats who voted to take the word “God” out of their convention. When there was a motion to put God back in, it was greeted with boos.

There is something happening in this country, either an increase in atheism or a result of that brain drain. There is a change in attitude. The famous quote from President Kennedy would have to be changed today to read “Don’t ask what you can do for your country; but what your country can do for you.”

I wish someone would tell the weak-kneed Republicans in Washington that to get anything done you don’t join your enemies — you defeat them.

Larry Pare, Livermore