It’s been nine months since the attack on the Benghazi consulate where our ambassador and three other Americans were brutally murdered and our country didn’t lift a finger to save them.
It has been nine months of trying to get answers, yet we have a White House, State Department and the CIA who refuse to give answers to Congress. How are we going to get answers from the government when the government won’t even answer questions from the government?
Now we find out the IRS has been making life difficult for people and organizations who don’t share their political views. Conservative groups whose names included language like “Tea Party“ and “Patriot” were targeted for extra scrutiny, and even though the government admits guilt, there has yet to be a single individual who has the courage to come clean and tell the American people what their government is doing and why.
Then there is Eric Holder’s Justice Department which secretly snooped on Associated Press and Fox News reporters’ phone records. Holder went so far as to personally sign off on that one, which included looking into the reporters’ parents’ phone records as well. Meanwhile Holder has told Congress he would never do such a thing, but his fingerprints and signature are all over the case.
These three scandals are just the surface skim of a government that has grown too large to manage. There can be only two answers, and both should serve as major red flags that we have serious problems, that indicate our nation is under siege.
One answer is that Obama and top government officials have been kept in the dark as bureaucratic underlings push forward an agenda oblivious to the founding principles on which our nation was built. Or, that President Obama and/or other high-ranking leaders are using government agencies as a tool to change the country into one that shifts the power even more to the federal government.
Again, these latest scandals are just symptoms. Congress plays the part of an outraged body claiming they will get to the bottom of all this, but every day they go to work they contribute to the decline of the nation by overspending to the point of no return, jeopardizing our financial future and pouring insurmountable debt onto our children and grandchildren. Their lack of oversight (until a scandal breaks) is unacceptable.
We have agencies sending unemployment checks to prisoners, social security checks to dead people, nearly 50 million people on food stamps, and now with Obamacare, for the first time in American history the government will force people to buy a product (health insurance) or they will sic the IRS on us and fine us thousands of dollars.
We have nearly 600,000 veterans on a waiting list for benefits because the department of defense can’t communicate effectively with the veterans’ services departments and the caseloads have grown too large to handle, yet we intend to hire an additional 16,000 new IRS employees to enforce Obamacare!
We have sequestration cuts that ask federal employees to take a few days of furlough to help reduce our annual deficits, and now we find out many of those who take a week’s furlough are filing for unemployment payments, that will ultimately be paid for by the government! How can this make any sense?
While our country is going broke we still send billions of taxpayers’ dollars to other countries, send military planes to unfriendly nations, and pass trade agreements that increase trade deficits sending the wealth of the U.S.A. overseas!
In spite of a growing dysfunctional government, thank goodness for the American people. Although our patience with a broken government is growing dangerously thin, we still get up and go to work, pay our taxes, raise our families, donate money and time to charities, volunteer to defend our nation at all costs, and try our best to hold the fabric of the nation together while our federal officials choose to live in a world of denial and partisan politics.
But there is hope. The Tea Party has had it right all along, and Patriots, struggling as they watch a nation in decline, are becoming more outspoken. (Tea Party and Patriots, didn’t we see this mentioned above? Oh yes, they are the one’s being targeted by the IRS!)
These groups want a government that can live within their means. They want a government that returns to the fundamental responsibilities clearly defined in the Constitution. They want national security in the form of a strong defense, an immigration policy that makes sense, and border security. They want the taxpayers’ money to be spent wisely and for the nation to balance its checkbook.
They want to pass on a country that has more promise than the one that was left to them. They want a government that works for the people, not party. They want honesty, not deception. They want accountability, not excuses.
They want to voice their opinion without fear of being targeted by a government which may disagree and they deserve a free a press that will report without bias or fear of federal overreach.
They actually believe in “of the people, by the people and for the people.” Imagine that!