My fellow Americans have me totally confused as to what they want in a president.

e_SBlt Do you want a president who cares about health care for all Americans?

e_SBlt Do you want a president who thinks Middle America is carrying more than its fair share of the burden of the failed economy?

e_SBlt Do you want a president who cares about our military being spread throughout the world and is trying to bring more of it home?

e_SBlt Do you want a president who says he will end the war in Iraq and Afghanistan and bring our troops home?

e_SBlt Do you want a president who says he is going to get the person responsible for the attack on 9/11 and does get that person? No one raised a “Mission Accomplished” banner for him.

• Do you want a president who puts some controls on Wall Street speculative traders in an attempt to avoid the meltdown we just recently experienced?

If the answers to the previous questions are no, then by all means you should be against anything this president proposes.

What do you want from the president, dirty air, dirty water, broken bridges and dilapidated schools? That is what we are going to continue to have if we don’t stop the attempts at dismantling our regulatory requirements.

We continue using our resources trying to settle a difference in the Middle East that has been going on since only God knows when. Put an end to these unfunded wars and bring our troops home. If there are countries that stand out as training grounds for individuals who harbor hatred for the United States, then make it extremely hard for people from those countries to get into our country. It will be harder on the honest people who want to come in, but that is a small price to pay. Is that profiling? Yes.

It appears we have a number of leaders who are willing to cloak themselves in the flag and use the Bible as a weapon. One of our front-running presidential hopefuls even threatened secession from the Union. Defend the Union and use the Bible as your guide.

We have people who are constantly stepping forward and yelling that they want to go back to what the Founding Fathers first expected of the American citizen.

How many people are willing to pledge their property, fortunes and lives to defending this great country of ours? If you believe this, then pay your fair share.

This country has been good to a whole lot of people; give something back.

Richard Stagnoli

environmental, health and safety auditor

Baton Rouge