To quote our pop star president “Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency.” He is without a doubt an eloquent speaker with his one-line wonders and charismatic preacher style presentations; but what do the American people really know about the workings at the White House these past four years? Will we be privy to partake in the next four years or remain silent and submissive to the legislation, executive orders and “Whitewater-esk” scandals that merely get swept under the Presidential rug? The American people are being treated as intellectually subpar to the statesmen that we put into office and we need to get mad.
Now that the hotly contested election is over, it is imperative that we start paying attention again. So many people were submersed in the “my guys gotta win” sentiment that they missed or carelessly dismissed the cloud of chaos our government has been sunk neck deep in for far too long now. Our government has played a game of give-aways all in the hopes of turning one American against another. From threatening that women’s rights would be dismantled if they didn’t get free contraceptives to the disenfranchisement of blacks because we asked for voter ID (which incidentally the President had to show to vote). From the evil executive money makers who hoard their dollars from the doers that made their business strong (even though they didn’t invest or take the risk of said business) to those here illegally taking a stand against the very people that would have been their welcoming neighbors...should they have come here honestly and stood in line like the rest of the legal immigrants.
I have listened to the Left proclaim their victory and once again tout their transparency and willingness to work together. I have heard the bells toll for a bipartisan solution to our many and mounting woes as a nation. But the moment someone suggests that perhaps not all is as it should be or that the transparency seems not so transparent after all, they are branded a racist, a radical or a Right wing nut. We can’t have it both ways my brothers and sisters. We are either in this together as the Left so proudly proclaimed November 7th or we are not. Do not get sidetracked again as we move “forward” in this “transformation” of America. If we don’t stand together we won’t stand for long.
Where was the outrage at the less than profound statement by Pelosi when they were pushing through their opaque agenda to ensure we all had insurance? “We have to pass it before we can see what’s in it.” That statement would be funny, if it wasn’t so detrimental to our already existing economic woes. I wouldn’t argue that we need to reform healthcare; I would only argue that I would have hoped the guy I sent to Washington would have understood it before he voted yea. I suppose their lack of voting themselves into the law played a role in their neglect to negotiate what was going to be in it...or to care for that matter.
Why isn’t anyone talking about the UN taxing Americans? What was the outcome of “Fast and Furious”? Do we know who was at fault or haven’t we formed enough committees yet to find out? What did our President mean when he said to Russia, casually and quietly I might add, “I will have more flexibility after my re-election?” Why didn’t he work on “The Dream Act” when he had a majority instead of pounding through an executive order right before the election? What happened in Bengazi? What’s going on with the UN Gun Control Treaty? Why did Petreaus resign right before his testimony when we had a previous President who felt compelled to complete his term after getting caught with his pants down in the Oval Office? I’m not condoning it, but what’s more important, answers to assassinated Americans or infidelities out of the office? Where is Israel in the scheme of things and why was Netanyahu treated like an enemy instead of an ally? How come Iran thought they could get away with trying to shoot down one of our drones and why didn’t we hear about that until after our elections? Our battles between each other are fictitious and forced upon us by those that would prefer we didn’t know. If we can put politics aside and not get caught up in defending our ideology we just might recognize the ridiculousness of our blind trust.
Before you respond with the typical Bush bashing talking points —because that’s what they’re counting on — recognize that we are and have been out of the Bush Presidency for four years. You are entitled to hate his policies, believe he ruined the economy and hang on the hope that Obama had it right the whole time. This article is not questioning our economic status or how we attained it, but rather our “ignorance is bliss” behavior with our lack of questions and concerns over what we cannot see and what we’re being told we must accept.
You don’t have to agree with my Conservative views; in fact you don’t even have to like me. You can get angry with my article and insinuate in comments that I’m just another jaded Right winger that is woeful over a lost election. Or you can see this for what it really is...a plea that we come together to demand that we get what we truly deserve...a transparent Presidency and governing body that proves to us that they have nothing to hide and only the best intentions for the people that put them in office to begin with.
In the essence of trying to stay up on the direction of our country you can look forward to weekly articles posted on Mondays about the goings on in Washington DC. Please feel free to comment or post questions about something you heard about and I will be more than happy to look into it.