Thursday, October 16, 2014

Our Nation Keeps Driving With The Check Engine Light On

Every time the CDC opens its arrogant and ignorant mouth, I want to buy ammo and canned goods...Tweet by John Nolte (of Breitbart)

The "check engine line" is on. We all know what that means. Something just might be wrong with our vehicle. Most drivers will take their car in for service as soon as they have the time. Others will neglect the warning and continue driving with the light on. This administration has been driving with the check engine light on for six years. Unfortunately, it's the scenario that has befallen the entire nation. 

Winston Churchill once said, "Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. ..It's inherent virtue is the sharing of misery." Churchill could have made that statement about the United States today. And while progressive ideology may not meet all the criteria of socialism, it comes damn close---too damn close.

We've witnessed this failure, malfeasance, dysfunction and incompetence throughout most of the entire federal system of government in recent years from HHS to Veterans Affairs to the DOJ to the IRS to Congress to the executive branch. It appears we've reached the point where our government can't do anything right. With the current Ebola crisis, they can't even reassure the nation appropriately. For example, how do you explain the government and the director of the CDC telling the public that you cannot get Ebola while riding on a bus? Yet, from the other side of their mouth, they warn individuals who have experienced a high risk of exposure to avoid getting on public transportation. Put that in your WTF? file.

John Podhoretz reminds us that throughout all of these scandals and crises, we have an administration that has not been able to come up with one original policy or strategy. (The House is currently holding a committee meeting on the response to Ebola in the U.S.---it's about damn time considering Ebola is not a new disease. Considering we imported a vicious disease into the country. Let's stop importing Ebola into America). We have an administration and Congress that appears to be directionless. Just as disturbing, we have a government that turns everything it touches to crap.

It's also a government that makes every decision based on political correctness and on political outcomes. And while that can often be annoying for most rational people, it becomes more serious when Americans are dying from policies emanating from political correctness. That was conspicuous in the Ft. Hood shooting. It's also apparent in our government's approach to terrorism and now to Ebola.

Let's pray the outcomes of the mid-term elections will be to get the nation's check engine light checked out.

Postscript: Since this was posted, America spoke and rejected progressive policies. Nevertheless, the president---again---flipped Americans the bird with his recent immigration announcement. Also, we now know that Obamacare is indeed resting on a lie as Gruber revealed recently. And foreign policy remains in shambles.