Question: When you read "Homeland Security" what comes to mind? Is it a warm, fuzzy feeling that you and your family are being protected?
How'bout "TSA?" Do you think "competence?"
"Department... of... Justice." Do you think "justice?"
Raise your hand if you don't believe that local law enforcement is misused for revenue collection via traffic ticket quotas.
Remember General Patraeus...? What ever happened to "The Savior of the Afghanistan War Effort?" Oh, yeah... he - along with Obama, Clinton, and Panetta failed to see Benghazi coming and when it came... they failed to rescue our people. (Oh... and let's not forget Patraeus was also banging a reporter... perhaps passing on classified info so as to boost her career.)
Jon Corzine? Charlie Rangel? They both got away with their crimes and indeed both men are still quite active in politics - Corzine as a money-man behind the scenes and ol' Charlie still an "Honorable" Member of the United States House of Representatives.
Question: Were you proud of your country - our country - when you were a kid? To my generation specifically, were you proud to be an American during the Reagan years?
Forgive me... the above is a "bit" of a trick question. Actually, I was proud of being an American even during the Carter years! And I bet that you - my peers - were too. Sure, the Carter years were a disaster... but it never occurred to most American to blame America back then. No... we still had faith in our institutions... in "The American Way."
How'bout now, folks... are you proud of America today... what we've become... the people we've elected to "represent" us?
Do I sometimes strike you as too pessimistic... as too "down on America?"
Well, folks... think about the basic questions I've just raised. Think about just how far your America has sunk in just the past 13 years under a Republican President and a Democrat President... under Republican Congresses, Democrat Congresses and now a "mixed" Congress.
Perhaps at times I go overboard... but unless the great mass of the American People start facing the reality of the situation...