Sunday, November 8, 2009

Bipartisanship of our government?

Nope. Nodda. No can do. They are just not interested. Watching the House of Representatives on November 7Th work out the dreaded Pelosicare bill was predictably straight down party lines save one or two traitors. It's a mindless leadership in DC on the Democrat side, they are just happy to be in control. They are not interested in being good and fair and serving the citizens of this great nation, just in control.

They are not interested in telling the truth, being transparent, or remotely bipartisan. They have no interest in sharing the limelight with the 'other side.' This president is not the president of the entire nation, only the ones that agree with him. The other side are just those that need to be corrected and put in the corner powerless.

Many on Twitter are calling the POTUS a manchild in a big and rich playground. I agree, he plays golf while men and women are in harms way waiting for reinforcements. He gambles with our money and jobs in his continual power-grabs of our representatives, forcing them into situations where voting on legislation is nearly impossible. He has surrounded himself with shock-thinkers he wishes he was more like, but isn't brave enough, and he is way to sensitive. This is not the characteristic of a winning national leader, much less a world leader.

George Washington stated in his first Inaugural address,
"No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the Invisible hand which
conducts the affairs of men more than those of the United States. Every
step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems
to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency; and in the
important revolution just accomplished in the system of their united government
the tranquil deliberations and voluntary consent of so many distinct communities
from which the event has resulted not be compared with the means by which most
governments have been established without some return of pious gratitude, along
with a humble anticipation of the future blessings which the past seem to
Washington went on to say further in his Inaugural address,
"I behold the surest pledges that as on one side no local prejudices or
attachments, no separate views nor party animosities, will misdirect the
comprehensive and equal eye which ought to watch over this great assemblage of
communities and interests, so on another, that the foundation of our national
policy will be laid in the pure and immutable principles of private morality,
and the preeminence of free government be exemplified by all the attributes
which can win the affections of its citizens and command the respect of the
The present situation in our country is the result of defiance of these initial pledges of our first president. Basically, the present POTUS probably never read these goals that came from one who saw first hand, was shot at, nearly killed, drudged through snow, heat, and rain on barely enough rations to keep sustained for weeks and months in pursuit of his newly formed constitution and nation. The present POTUS never fought in a war, never was surrounded by others with kindred hearts for cause of their country and liberty. He never felt the pang of slavery, hunger, only spoiled privileges and favors.

Our nation is in the wrong hands, our nation is in the wrong direction, our nation has lost respect of the history of blood, sweat, and tears spent on such a noble cause as freedom, independence, and just pure motives for getting along as one united nations of states.

How do we get back to where we came from? We must all revisit our history and revisit the founding fathers and what they said, did, and went through. We need to be re-educated.

Especially this POTUS.