The State of The Disunion On The 4th of July 2014
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The State of The Disunion 2014
Obama once got my vote
for being a talker of note.
He could talk; he could holler
Just a constitutional scholar,
Yet sadly he can't steer the boat.
(Ship of State that is.)
John Boehner is so much the same,
with his vaunted congressional fame.
As the majority leader,
He's a cajoler and pleader,
of a bunch he's unable to tame.
Harry Reid I hasten to mention
is a man of outstanding intention.
Like his state he's so dry
that making half a Reid try,
the only bill he's passed is his pension.
The Republicans' sad lot
in those battles they've fought
(to bring strength to the nation
and solve immigration)
have all with themselves been fought.
And those Democrats stout?
They fuss, fume, and pout.
To hold onto the Senate or bust,
while fighting their mold and their rust,
they're devoid of Democrat clout.
the Red, White, and Blue.
will fire off crackers,
be inveterate snackers,
and complain of them up our kazoo.
A little sad, but too close to true satire....
On July 4, 2014 Americans are despairing and disparaging of their elected leaders.
71% lack confidence in the leadership of President Obama.
70% lack confidence in the judicial decisions of the Supreme Court.
And, 93% lack confidence in the role the House and Senate play in the life of the nation.
That rivals the low point of public confidence reached during The Great Depression.
Put into words of satire, the leadership and the public come across as being in a "State of The Disunion" of America, and I haven't even mentioned the state of America's unions!
Perhaps symptomatic of today's malaise, maligning, and malignancies, we should look at how many American voters turned out for the primary elections that were just held.
We could go on and anticipate how many American voters will NOT be voting in the 2014 off-year elections, and NOT voting in the not-too-far-off 2016 elections.
Most societies get what they allow themselves to deserve, and Independence Day, July 4, 2014 is an ideal time to remind ourselves that our liberty was bought at a terrible price, our unity was preserved at an even greater price, our freedom isn't free, and those liberties and freedoms depend upon our unity best expressed at the ballot boxes.
If we don't have confidence in the leadership we have, we have the ability to change that leadership, and the obligation to do so.
When we look up at the fireworks, let's also look up at the stars, say a fervent prayer for our nation, and get on with our own share of the work we need to do....or continue to disgruntledly settle for how others do, or don't do it!
Are its laws just, enforced, and written in our hearts?
Copyright 2014 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
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