America Needs A New Direction

By Scott Sipprelle

It’s been nearly a week since Hurricane Sandy made landfall, but no one can yet gauge how this calamity has affected the national psyche, and the outcome of a major election. Here is what I think…


When you see your fellow citizens struggling in horribly devastated communities and preyed upon by looters after dark, you begin to wonder if perhaps we have taken too much for granted in this country. When you consider our shocking inability to turn the lights back on, you wonder what the government is actually doing with your money. Perhaps it begins to dawn on folks that the politicians have pampered us with a false sense of entitlement, but when the wind starts howling, you are on your own. Perhaps we will re-learn that the central function of government is the safety and welfare of its citizens. And government cannot perform that function well if our finances are saddled with the cost of bloated past promises. Perhaps we will cherish anew the value of thrift and hard work and never again take our good fortune for granted. For only a prosperous country can be charitable in the support of its citizens. America needs a new direction.

Posted: November 5th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics, Hurricane Sandy, Scott Sipprelle | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “America Needs A New Direction”

  1. Wish said at 10:27 am on November 6th, 2012:

    There was a race Scott could win: he’d be a refreshing change and tremendous asset for NJ.

  2. [email protected] said at 11:34 am on November 6th, 2012:

    So you say during a disaster that its the gubbermints fault the power isnt back? What a small minded idiot. Scott has no clue about the facts. He is playing politicswith human suffering.