Happy New Year! May 2024 bring back common sense to leaders

What can you say about 2023 - a year in which high inflation caused the average U.S. family’s expenses to increase $8,000 to $10,000 over the previous year?

For that reason alone, 2023 will go down in history as a major not-so-good-economic year for Americans. 

Interest rates are up in this country, making first-time home ownership a lot less affordable for a lot of Americans, too.

Fuel prices, while on a downward trend now, are still higher than when Donald Trump was president.

Food prices in this country skyrocketed when supply chains were interrupted, and those prices are not going back down. Why not? 

In the past three years, since President Joe Biden took office, an estimated 8 million illegal border crossings have taken place along the U.S.-Mexico border. 

The Biden administration’s announcement that the U.S. southern border is open threw the rule of law out the window, coached illegal immigrants on how to falsely claim asylum and time will tell what adverse effects this will have on our national security.

Two major conflicts - Ukraine vs. Russia and Israel vs. Hamas terrorists - have also shaken up the world this year. Believe it or not, there have been demonstrations in this country in support of the Hamas terrorists and condemning Israel for defending itself.

And somehow, in all of the confusion, the U.S. seems to be finding a way to fund both sides of both of these conflicts. Go figure.

For 2024, we advocate for a more common sense approach to our country’s energy policies when it comes to serving the interests of U.S. citizens.

We simply can’t allow our country’s future to depend solely on wind and solar energy. We have to continue to include oil and natural gas.

We also advocate for a return to the rule of law. This country’s immigration system is not broken. The Biden administration is just not following the laws that are on the books. 

The Holton Recorder

109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141



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