from founder-ing to floundering, that's what we are
The mandate to contribute to the whole, as predicated in the very birth of our country, by virtue of the Declaration of Independence and in the nation's Constitution, complete with the Bill of Rights -- WAS a duty and delight for one and all. Providing for the general welfare of the whole, in word and deed, WAS an individual thing! and fully paramount to America's success.
And yet, here we are -- in this uber modern culture of ours -- and we are floundering, everywhere and often.
It's not about our individual contribution for the betterment of the whole of these fine United States --- no, it's more about party contribution....about community organization [...flash movements] contribution....and quite possibly, sometimes, it's not about making a contribution whatsoever [apathy, anyone?].
The back and forth surrounding the latest blow to the Clinton campaign marks a good case in point.
No longer do Americans process information through fresh libertarian eyes with a founder's spirit.
With little exception to the rule - - we walk by way of floundering with the truth, with the Rule of Law, liberally co-mingling or ignoring facts and the not so factual, unable to truly decipher between right from wrong, because everything has to be processed through the ideological needle first. And that eye can be awfully deceiving, no? And often narrow, failing magnificently with a big fat fact getting through it.
The sway of opinions... the swift reversal of fortune.... all directed at Director Comey of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, tells us everything we need to know. America has lost all credibility as a country, as a whole, as a force of truth operating within and around the Rule of Law.
When only weeks ago, the Left was considering Comey a man of integrity (when deciding not to move forward in the case against Clinton, blah blah blah)..... to over the last few days, when the very same Left has brandished him a political tool of the Right, indicting Comey up and down the dial in the mainstream media and on Capitol Hill, and even some fools linking him to be in cahoots with the "KGB" [which is funny, isn't it]. And likewise, republicans liked Comey, before they hated Comey, before they liked Comey all over again.
And let's consider Hillary HERself.
She has lied and played America all the live long day for the last thirty years.
Hillary created this fall from grace all on HER own.
She decided to use an illegal server.
She decided to communicate confidential material.
She decided by way of President Obama's own alias, to transmit secret communication on HER self-serve server on behalf of the State Department all on HER own undoing (Also note, Obama said to America on 60 Minutes that he heard about her private server on the news...when Americans heard about it. THAT was another major LIE).
It's all HER; everything points back to HER.
And about this "one of my staffers" comment, made just yesterday from Hillary, HERself. How crazy is it that this staffer is Huma Abedin -- in truth, Hillary's number one gal, HER confidant, HER loyal adviser and steadfast admirer-er of nearly twenty years! HER closest aide gets reduced to rubble with one fell swoop of the sword; she might as well have cut off her head. [oh yeah, went there]
And how odd is it, that it would appear, President Obama is taking the one position of neutrality in all this....see hear, see hear. Here's Earnest:
"The President doesn't believe that he's secretly strategizing to benefit one candidate or one political party," Earnest said. "He's in a tough spot, and he's the one who will be in a position to defend his actions in the face of significant criticism from a variety of legal experts, including individuals who served in senior Department of Justice positions in administrations led by presidents in both parties."
whoa, what is happening ...topsy turvy positions left and right. And let me assure you, something is up with this...but I digress.
If Hillary actually said in testimony that she "never sent or received classified emails" when in fact, the discovery begs to differ -- should she be allowed to run for president? Some on the left, think no.
Kass, of the Chicago Tribune, is quoted here:
Has America become so numb by the decades of lies and cynicism oozing from Clinton Inc. that it could elect Hillary Clinton as president, even after Friday’s FBI announcement that it had reopened an investigation of her emails while secretary of state?
It’s obvious the American political system is breaking down. It’s been crumbling for some time now, and the establishment elite know it and they’re properly frightened. Donald Trump, the vulgarian at their gates, is a symptom, not a cause. Hillary Clinton and husband Bill are both cause and effect.
Wow. "...Both cause and effect," he said.
The political system is breaking down because the whole of the American culture has moved to dismiss the things that have made us good in every possible facet of American life.
We are no longer FOUNDERing with each new generation -- an element that is required, by the way....or "baked in" as the Left would say.
We are FLOUNDERING -- merely flirting on the edges now of the ideals, the fundamentals, the principles and values that made America pretty great; clearly, the country is going through the motions, but as a whole, we are not really committed to the duty to uphold everything anymore. That just seems to be asking way too much.
It's as if we are all millennials now.
yeah, yeah that's what it is
That's what we are.
For lost in this generation is the foundation altogether. Has anyone noticed how much they are floundering around, virtually un-tethered in every way, and absent of any sense or obligation to America, or why?
They grew up with the founder's being lambasted in school through liberal indoctrination; their formative years watched multiple wars in the Middle East after the horror of 9/11, and now, witness this part of the world riding a perpetual slide into total chaos and caliphates and corruption; they have watched two parties bicker over sex crimes and the grotesque, absent of staying on the issues any longer than a nano-second .....having seen a woman from the Left rise to power even in the midst of profound recklessness and fraud (both foreign and domestic), all while the Right began with 17 candidates and ended up with Trump!
I feel your apathy. And raise you.
No, actually, that's not true; I can only honestly say, I raised one of you.
so this floundering is just as much my fault as it is yours, don't hate.
The thing is -- we have surely arrived at the reason the Libertarian party IS on the rise...And who can blame them? The millennials want none of this circus that divides by party lines on every freaking thing, large and small, no matter if it is breathing or not.
Perhaps things will ultimately call for a swift reversal back to the founders, some way, somehow.
Of course, saying time will tell, tells us nothing; but the history...the history of repeating itself....may tell us everything. [did you hear that? that was just G dropping the mic]
You know, on second thought, second verse same as the first -- the saying, "Don't tread on me," may actually have half a chance of revival, all depending on the flip of the political fair winds, that is; and we've all seen how that flips and flops, a rhapsody of floundering, on any given day.
But by our very nature, a floundering we will go just has no traction, right.
We come from a stronger stock...
"An honest answer
is like a kiss on the lips."
...things have changed, huh.
There is that.
And, things can change again.
The simple admission to ourselves, and each other, that we have a problem is unquestionably the first step.
...please note, Solomon didn't say ...an honest answer is like a kiss on the lips, or the kiss of death.
No. For there is no confusion about it.
All in all, this profiteering and profiting from a history or herstory of lying has simply gotta go.
Make it a Good Day, G