Throw the bums out! Every last one of them. I’m tired of seeing our representatives jeopardize this country and its citizens because of partisan politics.
Then, let’s elect people who promise to work together for the betterment of the American people. That doesn’t mean they have to agree on everything but that they are willing to talk things over. Presently, it’s all about the next election and getting party members in office.
The government shutdown, averted temporarily until spring only after Republicans got it through their thick skulls that citizens were not amused at their antics, and now the spying issue are recent examples of our elected officials only thinking party politics.
It’s almost comical – except for being so pitiful – when conservatives champion a liberal cause, contrary to anything else they have ever espoused, if it helps them one-up the other side ... and vice versa. Democrats want us to bomb Syria. Republicans want us to stop spying.
The spying “scandal” is the newest laugher. For as bad as it seems on the surface, spying on enemies and friends has always been business as usual for most governments. Granted, spying on leaders of friendly countries may be pushing it a bit, but this day and time you can’t be too careful. We don’t want another 9/11 and spying on other countries, from the highest official to the simplist citizens, is the only sure way to acquire pertinent information before something bad happens.
We have terrorist cells in our own country as do countries all over God’s Green Earth. Spying is a proactive way to stay a step ahead of those groups who would love nothing better than to inflict as much harm on us as possible.
And remember, these same friendly countries are trying their darndest to eavesdrop on us. They bug our buildings and cause our leaders to meet in hardened, specially designed sound-proof bunkers just to have some privacy.
Privacy is gone anyway. It’s the world we live in. Nothing in our lives is secret with social media and instant news at our fingertips via the Internet. Heck, we already volunteer most of the information spies need to gather on our Facebook pages.
So back to my original statement. Throw the bums out. When actions become almost child-like it’s time to go to the woodshed. And in this case, the woodshed is the voting booth where every sitting member of Congress (with a few exceptions) should be replaced. Let’s put some people in there who don’t play with people’s lives and act like everything is a simple game. Brinkmanship – defined as the art or practice of pursuing a dangerous policy to the limits of safety before stopping, typically in politics – will be the ruination of us yet.
As long as this government continues to be a Democratic Republic, we have the power to change it.