Thursday, October 30, 2014

And We Wonder Why?

Take a look at this Yahoo story about House Speaker John Boehner not being able to find anyone to sue the Obama Administration. The reason ostensibly is that law firms hired to begin the process are being threatened with loss of business by Democratic clients, so they drop the suit like a hot potato.

This story is symptomatic of so much that is um, messed up, to put it kindly, about our country. We have a Constitution. This Constitution is the Supreme Law of our land. It contains provisions for not only disputes between branches of government, but also for removal from office of any federal official who commits "high crimes and misdemeanors." It's called impeachment. Impeachment is not a criminal proceeding. It is a political proceeding. But as with much of the Constitution these days, it is ignored, even shunned.

The American people are rightly angry. President Obama's numbers are in the cesspool. Congress's numbers are in the cesspool. The American people in poll after poll express their feelings about illegal immigration, securing the border, their dislike of what Obamacare is doing (and wait till it actually goes entirely into force—you'll REALLY see an explosion of fury then), and a host of other matters. All the politicians talk. But no one acts. No one stands up for the people. Our current leadership is not trusted at home or abroad. The current Administration manages to find ways to help our enemies, yet spit in the faces of long-time friends and allies such as Israel. The U.S. has never been held in as much contempt as it is right now, and the responsibility ultimately lies with the occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Or does it?

We the people created this mess by careless voting and inattention to issues. We can partially blame a leftist, compliant media for misinformation and bias, but in the end, we all have brains and the capability to do our own homework. We fault Congress good and plenty—both House and Senate—yet we return the same incumbents back to office in election after election. There is no doubt voter fraud involved, but voter fraud doesn't explain it all away. We the people deserve a good spanking ourselves for letting things get in this mess.

And if things are ever going to get fixed, it will have to start with we the people fixing ourselves. National repentance and less national self-centeredness. May God have mercy on us all.

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