Throughout US history, fears about voter fraud and competency have justified policies that aimed at the systematic disenfranchisement of demographic groups considered unworthy to vote.
Tea Party candidates' remarks are increasingly a manipulative and selfish perversion of American history.
Though we do not know great famine in this country, we know homelessness, abject poverty, and the misery and suffering which accompany them. In this country and in this city, people still feel the aches of hunger, want, and fear.
So, while it may have become fashionable to bemoan Obama’s perceived inaction or complain that things are not changing fast enough, the American people should have faith.