"When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." - Benjamin Franklin;
"And when politicians find that honor and character matter less than buying votes and a constituency, that too will herald the end of the Constitution. When that happens we must work tirelessly to change their minds, or their occupation!" - Hoping The Blind Will See

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Dysfunctional State Of Our Union

Tomorrow night President Obama will stand before the American people, something he is constitutionally required to do, and make a speech that will do one of two things. If he chooses to give serious thought to his actions over the past 12 months, and the division they have caused in our country, and then chooses to consciously change direction and make a conscientious and sincere effort to meld the country into one nation, instead of a conglomerate of factions and interests, he will win the hearts, souls and minds of many Americans still sitting on the fence. On the other hand, if he continues his America bashing apology tour, and he continues to present a facade of arrogance to the American people, and if he continues to direct Pelosi and Reid to do the same, then there will be continued, and I dare say increased, division in the country that will initially manifest itself during the 2010 elections as Americans "clean house" in Congress, but may ultimately lead to a second civil war or a revolution of some sort.

President Obama must take responsibility for the direction the country heads. He can not keep presenting himself as the steward overseeing the rebuilding of a nation that he had no control over destroying. He was, after all, a Senator. And as such had ample opportunity, and I might add - responsibility, to speak out in that capacity if the country was deteriorating to the degree he claims was happening. Yet, he remained quiet during his tenure in the Senate. Where were the press conferences back then? He is obviously not camera shy. So where was his integrity if what he claims to be true actually is true?

Personally? I hope he chooses not to make a sincere attempt to unite this dysfunctional nation. That will only sway some of the more ignorant lemmings into believing that he is "ok" as a President. When in fact, he is anything but ok. In any event, don't be fooled if the leopard changes his spots - he's still a leopard, and he still has the same agenda. He may be more sly about promoting it, but although he can change what he says and the tone in which it is said, he can not change what's in his heart.

Stay focused America! We still have work to do!

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