These days you can’t help follow the news and wonder just many different ways President Obama and his presidency is really hurting this country and what will be left of it before we all can finally breathe a sigh of relief celebrating his leaving office.
The current Ebola crisis demonstrates just how confusing things can be when poor leadership leads to contradictory and unclear policy which then makes our country dangerously more vulnerable. The former Army officer and political commentator Allen West goes so far as to say its FUBAR, which to those who have served in the military or been around military folks know is not a good thing to describe your President’s policies.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
The world is facing the biggest and most complex Ebola outbreak in history. On August 8, 2014, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) because it was determined to be an ‘extraordinary event’ with public health risks to other countries. The possible consequences of further international spread are particularly serious considering the following factors:
1. The virulence (ability to cause serious disease or death) of the virus,
2. The widespread transmission in communities and healthcare facilities in the currently affected countries, and
3.The strained health systems in the currently affected and most at-risk countries.
The sad truth is Ebola is off the leash in West Africa and has killed 5,000 people so far with as many as 10,000 cases reported. It is not confined to just remote rural areas as has been the case in past outbreaks. Its in the larger cities of these West African countries. It is not contained.
Confusion abounds whether to quarantine or not quarantine people coming from this region of the world. The governors of New Jersey and New York took leadership recently in their respective states and enacted mandatory quarantines for those healthcare workers coming back from countries afflicted with Ebola. Whether this is constitutional is yet another matter. The situation is obviously very fluid and scary.
A different kind of President in the White House might have placed a travel ban on incoming passengers who have visited West Africa since the outbreak and proactively came out in front of the cameras and stated as such. A different kind of president might have refused to allow anyone with Ebola to every enter this country in the first place and taken steps to make sure all TSA and medical professionals were put on high alert with guidelines distributed to every hospital in America as to how to handle any Ebola outbreak. Presumably his appointed Ebola Czar Ron Klain would do something like this however as we have now all learned Klain’s background in medicine is zip, ziltch, nada……Why?? Political hack seems to be the main qualification for any official in Obama’s administration but doesn’t it seem odd that with such a serious medical crisis facing the world that the leader of the free world should put someone with political spin experience in charge instead of medical qualifications. It would appear he is more concerned about what panic and political fall out might ensue than actual deaths caused by the disease.
The media I think is doing its best to downplay the danger but there is danger folks. I posed the question when this first came out if Americans felt comfortable with the current Democratic leadership handling this crisis as they appeared to be incompetent in handling most international and domestic problems. I think that is a valid question especially since we have an election coming around the corner. The type of people we elect to high office matters. Their character matters and their politics matter.
If Americans are honest with themselves they will come to the conclusion that we are not better off as Americans having elected Barrack Hussein Obama president for two terms. Lack of ethics, experience and leadership is all too common place throughout his administration. We can do better America.
In just a few weeks time America will once again decide for themselves (?) who will be their elected representatives. Many are predicting that the political pendulum will swing more towards the right this time and Republicans will gain control of not just the House of Representatives but the Senate as well. What do you personally think will happen? What do you want to happen?
As with most elections I usually go with two main questions in mind: who if elected will most likely hurt me and my family with their policies and ideas once in office, and upon answering that question in my mind I vote against that candidate. Similarly for every new law proposed that ends up on our ballot I ask the question, will this new law help me or hurt me and my family and then I vote accordingly.
For me personally that usually means I vote the Republican candidate as there is not one single policy, or law proposed by Democrats in the last thirty plus years that I have supported. Not one. That is an amazing statistic but I am sure I am not alone. To be fair there are probably close to equal numbers of people out there that have never supported a Republican policy for thirty plus years.
The unfortunate reality in American politics is that there are only two directions our political process allows-left or right. We don’t live in a time of cooperation and compromise, not when so many traditional institutions in America each day are marginalized and at risk of disappearing completely openly challenged by Progressives with socialist and communist ideas, as well as moral relativists, and their various depraved and repugnant sub-culture suggestions.
I have no desire to get along with, associate with, or be led by people whose ideas would have got them censored at the least or put in jail just a few decades ago. I will not give these now mainstream ideas equal consideration with the ideas of Jefferson and Madison. For example the acceptance of government security agencies recording all phone and internet conversations to keep us “safe”; or the mandatory healthcare law known as Obamacare.
It is my belief that the baby boomer generation and its hippie culture have reached full maturation and we now are reaping what they have sown. They have greatly influenced most all of America’s schools and newsrooms thus influencing millions of young Americans. Each day their poison teaches our young to embrace everything and everyone without any reservation, judgement or discernment. They also ignore if not openly reject the founding father’s ideas of individual freedom and responsibility and trade it in instead for collectivist ideas and calling it social and civic responsibility.
To many the fact that Congress has not passed very much legislation recently is further example of the political stalemate and proof that our American system is broken. However I disagree. In light of the political realities and great divisions within our country I am not bothered by gridlock at all and believe the system is working. If Congress did not pass another piece of legislation for the next ten years and halted the Progressive agenda in its tracks that would be a good thing in my view since with each new law it passes it usually means I have a little less individual freedom.
I think the founding fathers had it exactly right by making the legislation process difficult not easy, so bills could not be fast tracked in the middle of the night in closed rooms but had to be very thoroughly discussed, debated, and understood by all to include and especially by the citizens themselves. If only our legislators and President would obey the rules and laws set forth by those very wise men so long ago.
Who will you vote for? Will it make a difference? We will have to just wait and see.
I suppose if you really want to make a difference you should not vote for incumbents of any party. However history has shown that even idealistic freshman Congressman do not stay that way for long. The system tends to corrupt them. To reverse a hundred plus years of Progressivism would take a similar amount of time and persistent dedication to that purpose. I have serious reservations and doubts we will survive that long.