Sex, Lies, and Selfishness

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By: Wayne Brown

Has America lost its ability to produce true leaders and heroes? Have we finally become so corrupt that we are just like so many of the other countries that populated the world? Have our industries, unions, and special interest groups finally become so self-centered that the rest of America does not matter anymore? Maybe we are just like we have always been but somehow I don’t think so. I think little by little we have slid off the road of honesty and good intent and in the process lost sight of the centerline of decency.


The Founding Fathers seemed to be pretty decent folks possibly educated above the fold but still trustworthy enough that the future citizens of this great land were willing to trust them with all they had. These men felt the burden of that trust and they worked to delivery a Declaration of Independence, A Bill of Rights, and a Constitution which was befitting of a people who had risked their all to come to this land and were willing to risk the rest to fight for liberty and freedom. These men felt that emotion and it can only be construed of one of patriotism.


Somewhere along the road, our leadership has begun to falter. Oh, I am not here to attempt to name every slimy Congressman and Senator who has lied and stolen from America for they are far too numerous to list. On the other hand, the office of the President is the one high office in this land that should be the baseline, it should be the reference, it should be the law, that it will stand as the shining example of leadership, honesty, dedication, patriotism, and whatever is right by the American people. The only agenda a President need have when he comes to office is to be the watchdog that all that is signed into law, all money that is spent, all policies which are made, are in the best interest of the American people. Anything less than that, anything that smacks of partisan politics, that drips with self-interest, has no place in or around the office of the President. When you become President of this country, you give up your partisan politics, you give up your self-interest, and you deal in the “the will of the people” and what is right and good for America.


George Washington was a reluctant President hesitant to take the reins of power for fear that he would be inadequate to fulfill the “will of the people” yet ever cognizant that it was the first and foremost consideration. Here was a man who could have easily declared himself “King” and created another anarchy in America but he was too much of a man to even consider such treason with his fellow Americans. He served America in giving it birth, defending that birth, and then as President making sure the “will of the people was kept in the forefront.


Abraham Lincoln led this country through probably the worst times of all…civil war. Lincoln never lost sight of the value of this country as a union and he worked toward that goal incessantly because he knew that was what was best for all the people of America. His writing and presentation of the Emancipation Proclamation showed his deep love of all mankind regardless of color greed. When the war was over, he was the first to want those states of the south to rejoin the union. This man was a true American and a great President.


We endured Franklin Roosevelt and his “New Deal” politics and as a country learned much about the science of deficit spending in the federal budget. Roosevelt carried on a plan for twelve years that had apparently failed to do what he said it would do within the first eight. The New Deal was much akin to Obama’s emergency spending stimulus package and like it, the administration just keeps coming back to the well for more deficit spending. In both cases, Americans were desperate for a solution and did not fight the idiocy associated with such policies. We went along with Franklin D and ended up in debt and now with Obama we will incur the largest debt in the history of this country.


Harry Truman was a fighter. He lived by the term “the buck stops here” and he meant it. Harry paid the vast majority of all his travel costs as President and asked for nothing from the people. When he fulfilled his term in office, he and wife Bess got in their car and drove home to Missouri at their own expense. This was indeed a man who had come to Washington to serve the people and he was willing to invest his personal finances to do so without complaint.


Lyndon Johnson exposed us to his idealistic “Great Society” which was chocked full of liberal spending ideas primarily pointed at broadening the Democratic voting base which was beginning to shrink after the passing of JFK and the liberal shift in the party as Johnson took office. Johnson pulled stunts and lied to the American people in order to gain the approval he needed from Congress to wage war in Vietnam. He allowed his largest supporter, Brown & Root Construction Company to have a field day in southeast Asia building deep-water harbors and long concrete runways for our bombers, fighters, and cargo aircraft. He placed so many paranoid shackles on our military that the thought of “winning” the war was only a laughing matter. He had the audacity to go on television and cry before the American public over all those American “boys”, as he liked to call them, who were dying in this hell in the jungles. Then he turned around and asked us to send even more of our troops. He and wife, Lady Bird, held significant interest in Conex Corporation which grew to become a household word in Vietnam. Flying Tiger Airlines, another of Johnson’s investments, flourished during the Vietnam Era hauling troops back and forth between the USA and Southeast Asia. Between Vietnam and the “Great Society”, Johnson leveraged much of the financial future of America.


Jimmy Carter was truly amazing. Here is a former USA Navy officer who did not seem to have a clue with regard to “Socialism” or any of the other labels associated with communal existence. Carter came to office to help the little people. Social programs ran rampant throughout America with the federal government picking up the tab on every corner. He took the debt that we buried in Vietnam and Johnson’s Great Society and expanded it with his social leanings. The bravest thing Jimmy Carter did while in office was to single-handed whip a rabbit with a boat paddle who was frantically swimming in the water in the hopes that Carter might just give him a ride back to shore…so much for social consciousness.


Richard Nixon really perfected the art of lying for us. With regard to Watergate, there is the familiar taunt, “it was not the crime, it was the cover up” that sank Nixon’s boat. Nixon showed us the more sinister aspects of the Presidency with his attempts to cover his tracks and have this scandal swept under the rug. We can also thank him for helping to carry out the Communist goals of getting Red China recognized and added to the United Nations as a voting country. Nixon reaped the glory of establishing an open relationship and discussion with China but behind the scenes the American public paid a high price as did most of the world.


Ronald Reagan is one of the few Presidents in history who has come into the office and stood up to the other agencies of government in the name of the American people. He made it clear to those in Congress that he intended to lower out of control spending in the country, to lower taxes, improve the economy, and get America moving in the right direction again. Reagan was tough and he didn’t give a damn what anybody else thought of him nor did he care whether or not a particular direction might or might not be good for his political survival as opposed to what it did for the American people. This was likely the first President that showed us how powerful our economy could actually be if you took the chains of government off of it, lowered taxes, and let the economy go. Reagan restored a lot of faith in government back to American citizens who had faltered in prior years.


William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton rode into town on someone else’s surfboard and he rode their wave of success until everyone thought it was his. He taught us how to date ugly women and further expanded the science of lying. His entire service to America can be summed up in his statement, “it depends on what the definition of ‘is’ is. And like Johnson, he attempted to move the American public on television by standing there waving that finger and saying, “I did not have sex with that woman.” Clinton became a hero to the youth of America with his loose morals, slick demeanor, and sax-a-phone blowing talent. Here was the man who worked hard to get America to bite the poison apple of government run healthcare. Luckily, he failed. In the end, his administration did little or nothing except serve out its time in office. Oh, sorry, I forgot about the home finance legislation that created a large part of the financial collapse of 2008.


George W. Bush has been attacked by just about every major liberal organization and political rag in this nation and the world. He faced some really tough choices on his watch, decisions that should have been dealt with on Bill Clinton’s watch but he passed on it. Clinton had Osama Bin Laden in his grasp and let him go if you remember that incident. Bush dealt with 9-11 and the aftermath. He wrestled with the issues out of Hurricane Katrina, most of which, were related to a portion of the population of New Orleans who did not heed warnings to evacuate in light of one of the largest hurricanes to ever hit America. They elected to sit there in a city that is below sea level and ride out the storm only to turn an accusing finger at the government as the primary cause of their problems. Bush dealt with Saddam Hussein, an issue his father should have resolved on his watch but was too much of a Boy Scout to pursue. Bush has been called just about every name in the book and the vast majority of it has been assigned by the liberal left who feel that personal attacks are far more effective than doing the good work that Americans deserve in their elected officials.


Now, we find ourselves saddled with one of the biggest liberals who has ever sat in the Oval Office. He has managed to ram government-run healthcare down the throats of a public, who as a majority, did not want it. History will prove, if history can last that long, that this program will be far more detrimental to America’s financial health and absolutely devastating to the quality of healthcare in this country. Obama will beat the drum of globalization and then justify it by either playing on or creating an “emergency” that justifies a move in that direction. For the first time, America has a President who is a proponent of one government rule in the world. If this does not terrify you beyond your wildest dreams then I suggest that terrorism will not be an issue for you in the coming years. This Presidency, this administration, this Congress, will go down in history as possibly the blow that finally brought America to its knees and left it at a level of mediocrity never before seen since our independence as a nation was declared.

God Help America and God Bless America!


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Writer David 6 years ago from Mobile, AL

Wayne, this country has always had leaders step up to the plate during times of extreme hardship and woe. I don't know that we have one like that right now who can challenge Obama for 2012. But, I do know this...the very survival of this nation depends on defeating Obama and his socialist agenda. The election this November is probably the 2nd most important in its history. November 2012 will define us as a nation. Do we take back the reins of power from the power crazed socialists? Or do we continue down this primrose path to destruction?


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JOE BARNETT 6 years ago

hello wayne- i normally never stop in. we,ve talked once but this one got me. i understand that you may not like obama. i didn't like bush. he was a crook and his entire family. jeb bush savings and loan scandal-dad bush iran-contra affair all no good.and you mention obama being corrupt . . . how?globalization has been on the books as part of a plan since at least the fifties and probably earlier.so just watch , whomever gets in office the same thing will happen in that regard. last time i checked, this gov't is of the people, by the people and for the people.it was the people that told him to reform the healthcare program. he responded. that's his job. if only all politicians would be like that. that's why they are voted in. some people speak negatively of him because their ego has been hurt.everyone knows but, no one will be neglected with obama and everyone will be the better.it's a two party system. you win some,you lose some and in this case the election wasn't even rigged! this really is change.

what caused me to stop in was the one comment from WRITER DAVID who said " Do we take back the reins of power from the power crazed socialists?" huh? who is it that's power crazed? he confused me with that statement(smile). debate is healthy


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sheila b. 6 years ago

Right now, it looks to me as though we'll have the choice of Obama/Biden or two women on the Republican ticket. The only Republicans I see who would not only stand up to the old guard of both parties but set about repealing most of what this Congress has passed - is the women.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@WriterDavid...David thank you for your comments. You always have some great insights and I am always glad to hear from you. WB

@Joe Barnett...Joe thanks much for stopping in and offering your comments. I do respect your points and I do not totally disagree regarding the people wanting some reform in healthcare...I was among them. What we put in place (whatever it is as no one seems to have read it!) does not come close to satisfying my desires as a citizen. I never in my wildest dreams expected the government to insert itself into healthcare to that degree. The doctors, nurses, and hospitals become the bad guys in this legislation and then it conveniently leaves any tort reform out of the equation. The lawyers in this control are out of control with class action suits and medical liabilities that do nothing more than drive the costs associated with medical care through the roof. It is driving good and decent medical professionals out of the business. 40% of our current physicians in this country are over 50 years of age. Doctors are not getting rich on medicare but are at least willing to accept it and the poor pay cycle that comes with it. I see nothing about the government taking over healthcare that improves on that or tort reform. I hold Mr. Obama responsible because he was happy just to get the bill past yet he never read it. When our society reaches a point at which our elected officials are more than willing to vote for something they have not read in some horse trading deal then we as citizens suffer the consequences. Mr. Obama is far to willing to support and foster any of these deals as long as it insures the survival and well-being of him and his party at whatever expense it brings to the America people. A damn fool can accomplish task. That said, I appreciate your comments and will be glad to include them when you would care to offer them. Thank you very much for the read. I do sincerely appreciate it. WB


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Sheila B....got no problem with two women if they are honest, God-fearing, and willing to work their ass off for America...it would be a welcomed and refreshing change! WB


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

Wayne,

All the founders had one thing in common, and that is they had their own skin in the game. They knew if the Revolution failed they all had a date with the gallows.

I also feel that all the great leaders throughout our history led exactly the same way. They all led as if their lives depended upon it and they gave all they had for the American people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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valeriebelew 6 years ago from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

All I'm gonna say is hey, Wayne ole buddy. Hope you had a good 4th. Washington had a mistress, and was not sexually pure. The press did not expose presidential behavior back then as it does now. The founding fathers were great men, but they were just normal guys, not dieties. Still, they put many things into practice that have kept our nation great and different such as the balance of power and the bill of rights. Keep hubbing; its great to read from readers who care about their country. (:v


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eovery 6 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

Wayne, Yeah it gets me how we can time after time get these terrible dishonest men. I would like to see Romney in there, because I think he is honest, and he can take care of spending, but I am afraid he will not make it.

Keep on hubbing!


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Tim Whitworth...I think that is a good assessment Tom. Too bad we can't return to those days when accountability meant something.

@valeriebelew....Valerie I don't disagree with your premise. They were and are all just human beings with the quirks and faults. I can live with those, even the girlfriends if they are discrete but there is a line that gets crossed when politicians advance a philosphy counter to that on which our country is based and when they elect to flat-faced lie to the American people in that interest. We should all be very afraid of people like that. WB

@eovery...Personally, I could live with a Huckabee-Palin ticket on the conservative side. I don't think it will happen as the Republicans will try to trot out some tired old horse that passes muster of all the factions in their own party with little view toward the general election results. I have a lot of respect for John McCain as a war hero and a Senator but the only reason he was running as the Republican nominee was that it was "his turn". America has become a sad place when we can't find an honest man or woman to serve in office. WB


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Brilliant hub Wayne. Obama is the biggest threat of all to our way of life, our principles, our ideals and all that is precious to us. My fear is that there are still too many people around who do not recognize him for what he is. I should know, I met a few of them this weekend and I was astounded by their inability to think coherently. I give this a big thumbs up.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Bpop...Thank you Poppy. This one hit a nerve or two with some of the less conservative types thinking that I couldn't tolerate a little footsie in the toolie brush. I can deal with that Clintonesque style anyday, it's the Communism that I detest. When an elected official attempts to lie to the American people to advance his own cause, that of his party, or for any reason that is not in the best interest of America, I get really concerned and I get really mad. We don't need to be this stupid, we're better than this. WB


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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

Wayne, a fine hub. Sad to say that it's turned out this way at the hands of parents failing to instill the values that were part of the ordinary men who fought for this land, they are spoken of highly for good reason, the traits they had are still found in the few, in our young who are now in a war or is it two? We owe them a debt to take this piece of shit congress and illegal sitting president out of office, so when these young men and women come home they have something to come home to.

As for the comment above stating this is what we asked for, I say bullshit! Only 6% more than half voted for the scumbag and many of them immediately lined up at the gun stores and with in 3 weeks of the election wasn't a gun or bullet to be found anywhere. The ones you could find more than doubled in price. Now to me that's a signal that the majority thought he could not be trusted. I saw pictures on web sites of folks still wearing their obama t shirts buying up guns and ammo. That don't lend much credence to the faith of the voters.

It was said he won fair and square I call bullshit again as it was just as of late the Black Panthers who stood at the polling places were set free of any charges against them. I for one will fight for this country at any time or place I get the chance. I write at least 2 senators a day, every day of all the 50 states. I want this to come from the voters in a revolution of paper and peace marches on capitals across the land, but if that don't work it's going to be what it will and I'll gladly join in. Keep stirring the pot to keep folks awake and ready to vote when the time comes this fall, 50


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C.A. Johnson 6 years ago from South Hutchinson, KS

Hello, Mr. Brown.

I agree with you and it has become a sorry state of affairs that the leaders of our country have forgotten who they work for. There winds are changing and events that we can do little to prevent are upon us. Regrettably, the division when the dust settles will be devastating leaving us in the position of starting from scratch.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@50Cal....You can get a lot of things done when you use the methods employed in Chicago and all your promises put a chicken in every pot. The only difference between a politician and a convict is that one of them is in jail and the other ought to be! WB

@C.A. Johnson...Yes, I think we hit the bottom of the barrel when we heard Nancy Pelosi's analyis of the unemployment check as an economic stimulus. Using her analogy, America would have a much more robust and healthy economy if we all went on welfare! As a public, we had better get moving using our power of vote because that will probably be gone too in the not too distant future. Thanks for the read! WB


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CornerStone51 6 years ago from Mifflintown, PA

The majority of Americans realize the need for health care reform...but no more government involvment! This health care bill is not reform. It is just going to cost us money we don't have and give the gov. more control over us.

LBJ was NOT my kind of Texan. He was an old crook as far as I am concerned.

Reagan was a great man! He was a fine President and so was George W. Thanks be to God that he was at the helm when 9/11 happened. He is a Godly man and not afraid to stand up for what he believes in. Calling him a crook is rediculous. He is a class act! I miss him.

Obama will be the downfall of our country if he is re-elected. He is going to spend us into bankruptcy and I believe that is his purpose. His administration scares me.

Thanks for a great hub, Wayne. God bless.

Gayle


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Cornerstone51...Thank you for the read and your comments Gayle. If you have not read any books on LBJ, I suggest that you give it a go. It is amazing how obnoxious this man could be and dedicated people were to him. I will go to my grave believing he had much knowledge regarding the Kennedy assassination. After you read some about him and realize how thick the blood was between him and John Connelly, it brings a whole new meaning to the quote made by Connelly as the bullets were being fired into the Presidential care..."My God, they're going to kill us all!" His wife related that comment with no outward indications that she had any understanding that she had heard it out of context. WB


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Hi-Jinks 6 years ago from Wisconsin

You write as if you lived during the Lincoln and FDR Presinencies. You did not.

Then why would any intellgent folk want to get theirs hands dirty and their privacy compromised, by running for office. Have you ever worked for the public? Have you driven anywhere? People are idoits and we allow them to vote.

I tried it once. The public deserves what they get.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Hi-Jinks...thank you for the read and your comments! WB


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masaa 6 years ago from Kenya

ahh just like the state house in Kenya its all the same.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@masaa...politics corrupt no matter where they occur it seems. The people of all countries must stay vigilant against it and continue to fight for their freedoms! Thanks for the visit...I hope you return soon! WB

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