Looking over the past few weeks, I just have to shake my head and wonder –
Where the Hell is the country headed?
The current crop of politicians angling for the Republican nomination for 2012 is lackluster at best, and generally uninspiring. Yeah, we all want Obummer out of the White House, but who to replace him with?
I remember when Obamamania was in full swing, especially with the rest of the world thinking that he was the perfect replacement for George Bush. Just thinking about the rest of the world getting sucked into this empty suit would be absolutely funny if it weren’t so sad. The perfect example is Obummer receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for nothing more than he wasn’t George Bush, but just the implied promise that he would save the world (by the way, the world is anything but peaceful, with more violence than the years before). Then the broken promises ranging anywhere from saving a pooch from the pound to closing Gitmo to getting out of Iraq. Let’s not mention the bungling of the Gulf Oil Crisis, and the constant insistence that Radical Islam is not a danger to the citizens of this country.
Yep, Rainbows and Unicorns is what the Obama campaign promised along with the Hope and Change. I am seeing anything but and am not feeling the love.
Now I fear we are going to become ensnared in Libya. While I agree with my fellow bloggers that LIbyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi is an evil person, I’m not for opening up another front in the Mideast. This country has its hands quite full with Iraq and Afghanistan than to involve itself militarily in another country, and no exit strategy whatsoever. Let’s put it another way – How can we, as a country, declare our sovereignty without respecting another country’s sovereignty? If not, then we might as well open up the borders to anyone and submit to the UN for rule. Sorry, folks, I just cannot buy what the politicians are selling for this action.
And then the latest assault on free speech – Koran burning. From Politico:
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a military lawyer, is the first member of Congress to say the legislature needs to explore the possibility, however unlikely, of limiting some kinds of free speech – like Terry Jones’ Quran burning – that help America’s enemies.
"During World War II, we had limits on what you could do if it inspired the enemy," Graham said, adding that he wanted to do "anything we can to push back here in America against acts like this that put our troops at risk."
OK, are we in a war or not with the Radical Islamists? Listening to the Administration’s rhetoric, the Islamists are misunderstood, and we need to reach out to them for understanding. More Rainbows & Unicorns….
More importantly, what about the burning of the American flag & Bibles, and other items various people hold dear that are protected by Free Speech? I liked this comment in the Politico article:
Sen. Lindsey Graham is a spineless, sniveling, girlie-man of a coward. To even consider giving up even one of America’s constitutional rights because some whack-jobs in Afghanistan get excited only shows that as far as Sen. Lindsey Graham is concerned Afghanistan has won the war. This fruitcake is ready to buckle under on one of America’s most cherished and valued freedoms and throw it under the bus because HE sees a few rag-heads raise a little hell. What next Senator, which of our freedoms would you cede next because some mob somewhere on earth decides to hold a demonstration?
Folks, politicians aren’t going to defend your freedom, it’s the soldiers and concerned citizens who believe in the Constitution and the spirit of this nation. Vote, write, and raise some Hell with our elected officials. Make them listen to the squeaking wheel, and hold them accountable. As I’ve written before:
In case any of you didn’t know, a typical politician’s primary job is not to serve the people who elected him. His primary job is to get himself (or herself) elected or re-elected. Second is to reward all those contributors that gave $$ to help him get elected. Third is to get as many perks & benefits as he can while he is in office. Last on the list is the common person like you & I.
Yep, still true…