How many stories have you read today where you shake your head and think to yourself, “You know, that’s just not right…” ? As you may have deduced, the title of this piece has nothing to do with political ideology. On second thought, practically everything in America today has to do with political ideology. Ok, it has nothing to do with your political affiliation…yes?..no?..maybe?…
Well, not to be sidetracked. It just seems there’s no clear understanding of right and wrong any longer. There’s no consequence of wrongdoing, particularly. As I’ve mentioned before, we’ve become a nation of exceptions and excuses.
Take the mess that surrounds President Obama’s administration. I will wager to say there will be no detriment to him or anyone serving under him, save maybe some low level clerical individual, as the result of Benghazi, the IRS selective targeting, the NSA spying on EVERYONE and EVERYTHING…NONE of it! A disinterested and woefully uninformed electorate will simply continue in blissful, careless ignorance. Of course you have a media whose job description has been practically erased and their defiant unwillingness to expose what are serious and major threats to the sanctity of the United States. They will not allow the nation’s first African-American president to be harmed by ANY political fallout whatsoever! THERE! It’s here for you to read! You know the racial aspect is real and primary in their assessment of this President and his policies. The media invested too much in Barack Obama to allow any sort of shameful mark to mar his image. It’s not going to happen. No matter how serious or damaging to the nation it may be. He comes first in their collective view. That being said, the story would be entirely different if the party affiliation were any different for Mr. Obama. You know and I know it. Nothing would be off limits and he would be crucified in the press while the nation screamed for his resignation.
But, that’s not the case. Our nation is saddled with a reactionary, yet indifferent head of state. He’s not a leader, mind you. He simply occupies an office in the White House.
Issue after issue engulfs the nation as we move through the years. Yet, there never seems to be a resolution to any of it. The latest, “immigration reform”, which I believe to be a misnomer, is being highlighted as something we have to tackle. We MUST do! Yet, everyone seems to have forgotten the simple fact that had the federal government chosen to enforce existing law and secure our borders, we might not be experiencing the problem to the extent we are today.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who I want to think is too smart to be played for a sucker, is championing what is likely going to turn out to be a damaging piece of legislation. He’s already back tracked from advocating securing the border first, prior to “registering” those in the country illegally. Now, it’s just the reverse. And anyone who DOESN’T think this entire process will NOT be a political boon for the Democrats is living in a fool’s paradise!
As all of this preoccupation with admittedly serious, but better categorized as secondary problems, the nation continues to suffer economically. What was considered the primary catalyst for what drives this country has now taken a back seat to what makes for better media exposure to this group or that constituency. From contraception to gay marriage to healthcare. And don’t get me started on the frightening train wreck ahead as life under Obamacare becomes real!
And so it goes. We continue to suffer under incompetent, disaffected, and disconnected “leaders”. Those whose primary allegiance is to themselves, NOT the job they were elected to do. It’s a vicious circle. They no longer care and they know a growing number of Americans don’t as well! You could chalk it up to simple weariness. We’re all just so tired of everything. That might be too simplistic. It’s an attitude fostered by those we place faith in…those we grant our trust. Our only hope is that the frustration soon turns to anger. An anger that will empower us to do what is right and again make this nation what it was and what it should be for our children and their children. We cannot allow history to look back and chronicle our societal collapse. Otherwise, we shame the memory of so many before us. It’s just that simple.
ROTTING, DECAYING, AND BANKRUPT – IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE FUTURE OF AMERICA JUST LOOK AT DETROIT – The Economic Collapse Blog
20 EXAMPLES OF HOW AMERICA IS RAPIDLY GOING DOWN THE TOILET – End of the American Dream Blog
ADVANCING THE IMMIGRATION NATION: HERITAGE’S POSITIVE PATH TO IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY REFORM – The Heritage Foundation