An Open Letter to the Democratic Party:

I am a long-time resident of Arizona and a combat veteran of Vietnam. I volunteered to serve our country during the 1970s when the convenient and popular sentiment was to protest all things American, especially the war.

I am conservative. I derive my values from our Constitution, Bill of Rights, and my morals from my belief in a higher power. What is right for our state and our country should not be influenced by political party leanings or affiliations. And it certainly must not be controlled by an oligarchy.

Recent decisions regarding our direction as a State and a Country go against everything I believe and everything this country was. I appreciate the necessity of change, especially as we face challenges, but change for change’s sake is a recipe for failure, which is where we are today.

The recent decision to approve the Democratic ‘Pork Bill’ and the impending changes to the Second Amendment is distressing, to say the least, and unconstitutional at best. President Biden’s decision to undo all the good done by President Trump is an example of political retaliation; Change for the sake of change. It is vindictive, and you allowed it to happen. Blaming guns for violence is like faulting a fork for obesity.

No good will come from your retribution. You’ve lost your concern for the country as a community and forced national political segregation on your constituents.

Scholars say that governing is about compromise, but where is the rationale in running up a $28 Trillion National debt? It is an abomination!

* It is $218,000 per household.

* It is $85,000 per person in the US.

* It is more than the combined debt of:

* China

* Japan

* Germany

* India

* If every US household contributes $1,000.00 per month, it will take over 18 years to pay it off.

How will bankrupting the country help us? Is this part of the compromise? Is this part of the Democratic-Socialist new deal?

Is flooding this country with guest workers helping unemployment?

How is sending more manufacturing off-shore helping American workers?

How is taking my savings going to solve financial problems, especially those your partisan politics created?

How is splitting the country into disparate political camps helping our unity?

After a lifetime of work, my hope of retirement is nothing more than a mirage in the distance as costs spiral and investments become targets for political, fiscal malfeasance. And, let’s not even go down the Medicare and Medical Insurance rabbit hole. Is this more vendetta?

Following the Party-line may be expedient, but in most cases, it is self-serving. Your responsibility is to protect Arizona and America, not vote us into insolvency and socialism.

I fail to find the clause in our Constitution where an exclusive club of billionaires dictates policy and directs your every move. Their influence is undeniable, and the deleterious impacts on this country are unquestionable.

I realize the view from the ‘cheap and inconsequential seat‘ I occupy is far different from the Elite Box you enjoy. My perspective is that of a middle-class patriot and laborer, not as an oligarch. Allowing Corporate America to dictate policy and to control the narrative is reckless. Whose interests do they serve?

There was a similar sentiment pervasive in 1765.

March 20, 2021

~ The Author ~
Charles R. Dickens was born in 1951, is a veteran of Vietnam, for which he volunteered, and the great-great grandson of the noted author, whose name he shares.

He is a fiercely proud American, who still believes this is the greatest country on the planet, with which we’ve lost control and certainly our direction. He grew up in moderate financial surrounding; were not rich by any stretch, but didn’t go hungry – his incredibly hard working father saw to that. As most from that era, he learned about life from his father, whose story would take too long to tell, other than to say that, he is also a fiercely proud American; a WWII and Korean war, veteran Marine.

Charlie was educated in the parochial system which, demanded that you actually learn something, and have capability to retain it before you advance. He attended several universities in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree, and chased the goose further to a master’s, and has retained some very definite ideas about education in this country.

In addition, Charlie is a professional (struggling) blues guitar and vocalist – a musician. This is his therapy career. Nothing brings him as much joy as playing music, and he wishes that he could make a living at it… maybe some day!

That’s Charlie… a proud, opinionated, and passionate American.

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Please allow me to introduce myself; I am Jeffrey Bennett, President of Kettle Moraine, Ltd., the parent of Sierra Madre Precious Metals. I have been married for 52 years with two children and four grand-children, a veteran of Viet Nam, student of history (both American and film), and was host for fifteen years of Perspectives on America on the alternative airwaves, covering such subjects as, health and wellness, news, political satire, education and editorial commentary on current events through the teaching of history, and Protecting Your Wealth. In early 2018, I took a several month hiatus to complete some family business but returned to airwaves April 17, 2018). At the age of ten, I sat in a bank-vault in the Citizens Bank of Mukwanago, Wisconsin with my grandfather going through bags of old American Peace dollars, hand-selecting each coin as dated rolls of 20 coins were carefully put together and rolled. Learning of the history of these beautiful pieces of Americana, I asked my grand-father, "Why are we doing this?" to which he replied, "Because someday they are going to do the same thing with the silver in our money that, that (S.O.B.) Roosevelt did with gold in 1933." It took only six-years for his prediction to come to pass at the hands of a disciple of Roosevelt's... and what will a Federal Reserve 'dollar' purchase today - and what will that old 90% Silver Peace Dollar purchase? Although at the age of ten, there was little understanding of the meaning of it all, over the next half-century I became well-versed on the subject matter. During this summer of my education, I began to purchase silver coins as a collector and some small, international gold coins two years later - not an easy feat in the shadow of the Roosevelt confiscatory policies of 1933. Although those policies remained in effect until the mid-1970's, it was not until 1991 that I found that one could make a living providing precious metals and collectible, historic numismatic coins to a willing and concerned clientele. It was also during that year, that I began a relationship with one of the first Trust companies to give the public access to gold and silver as part of an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) - and Kettle Moraine, Ltd., founded in 1995, but have ceased providing service due the the intense change-over of the provider. In November 2011, after a 15 month broadcast on another network, I returned to the airwaves with my then revamped program, Life, Liberty & All That Jazz, and for over a quarter-century, I have been proud to serve the family of listeners of my numerous broadcast programs for physically-held precious metals for investors and collectors alike. On March 23, 2020 I launched my brand new - appropriately named program, The Edge of Darkness on the Republic Broadcasting Network, and thus continue to  remain available to our long time clients and their families. Ah yes - find out what "inter-generational" wealth provision has done for our clients over the past three decades. Don't buy the sizzle of that steak until you understand the cost! In other words, don't buy the bull being dispensed by the 'rare coin' pitchmen until you understand the full story. We, at Sierra Madre Precious Metals, will be proud to serve your needs.
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