Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Apparently, True Grit is hard to find in Washington, too.

A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today - and in fact we have forgotten.
- John F. Kennedy

The latest example of this fact is the utter failure of the so-called Super Committee.

When some unelected lobbyist seems to have more influence on Congress than its own leaders and perhaps, even the duly elected President of the United States, there can be no doubt that we are sinking into deep excrement and going under soon.

Two hundred seventy-nine lawfully elected United States congressional leaders (elected by us, the American people) ignoring what we, their constituents, want and instead abdicating their allegiance to us (the people) in favor of allegiance to this unelected individual named Grover is unconscionable and I hope each one of them loses their seat in the next election cycle. They are not worthy of the honor of serving us, the people, any longer. They are not serious about the duty they owe to their constituents. They are not serious about averting the looming fiscal trouble we face as a nation.

Nothing is free. Everything costs something. The sensible amongst us are ready to pay a little more to preserve our nation and our way of life. Is there no one willing to tell us the truth? The truth that fixing our problems will not be free and continued failure to reasonably increase revenues will only prolong our travails as a nation. Where is the courage that used to be a hallmark of us Americans?

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