A Leadership Void
Corrupt Political Leaders
Where are the Leaders?
As I watched another corrupt politician (Rep. Charlie Rangel) take his medicine in front of the House yesterday, I noticed something that is indicative of American politics. Here was a man entrusted with the chairmanship of the Committee of Ways and Means in the House. He wrote tax code for this country. Yet, here he was being censured for "violation of House rules ." He was a tax cheat, and lived an extravagant lifestyle, courtesy of the American taxpayer. I watched this entire thing unfold. The most remarkable thing to me was the number of politicians who "clapped " for Mr. Rangel in a show of support. I'm not sure what disgusted me most; another corrupt politician or the House members supporting the corrupt politician.
After I turned off that disgusting display, I thought about our country. Now, since Obama was elected, I have thought about the future of our country quite a bit. I can see where Obama and the Democrats have been trying to lead us. They want a socialist state. That idea was basically quashed on November 2, 2010. But, this is not another bash Obama hub. Instead, my main thought processes are about where are the political leaders in this country today. Where are leaders like George Washington? Thomas Jefferson? John Adams? Ronald Reagan? Where are they??? That's not to say these men were pristine. Nobody is perfect. It just seems we have so many people in government today who are only interested in themselves and not the American people. I was so thoroughly disgusted with politics until I almost didn't vote on November 2. But, I realized my country needed me to go pull that lever. It seems it is always the common people who do the backbreaking work of this country. Yet, it is the Washington politicians who get credit and congratulate themselves on what a fine job they are doing. They sicken me.
Another thing that set me off yesterday, as I write this hub, is reading what former Florida Governor Jeb Bush had to say about the Dream Act that is going to be voted on during the Lame Duck session of Congress. He basically gave all the talking points of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. We need to grant amnesty to these children of illegals who break the law every day by being here. He wants to give them instate tuition for college when American citizens who have paid taxes their entire life cannot do this. He wants the Republican Party to stop demonizing those who break the law. So, I read this and thought, "What the hell is the difference between the Democratic Party and Republican Party these days, "? How are they really that different? Not just on this issue. But, on a myriad of issues such as foreign aid, spending and taxes and on some social issues. The Republicans got kicked out of office in 2006 for corruption just as the Democrats got kicked out for similar corruption this year. In four short years or less, I predict you will see the Republicans get kicked out again for being similarly corrupt. This is the reason I am an Independent with conservative leanings. I will not align myself to either party (I actually was a Democrat early in life like Reagan) as long as I live.
Think about this; Name one person in either the Democratic or Republican Party in whom you are absolutely resolute in your belief they are truly leaders of this nation. I can't think of one of the Democrats for obvious reasons. If there ever was a Democratic leader I could respect, it ended with the Obamacare debacle. Republicans? Not a damn one there either. You may say John Boehner or Eric Cantor. In recent days, there has been talk from subordinates of these two to change Obamacare instead of repealing it. The Republicans quickly denied it, of course. But, they are politicians. Sarah Palin? She's too busy making money (not that there is anything wrong with that, of course). I just don't see her as being a viable leader of this nation. She claims the Tea Party leadership mantle. If she is the best they can do, the Tea Party is in trouble. Marco Rubio shows promise. But, it remains to be seen just how effective he will be. They all speak out of both sides of their mouths remarkably well. The Republicans are not yet in their seats of power and they are already making waves they aren't going to do what they promised on the campaign trail. I know they can't repeal Obamacare. But, they have to try and try and keep trying. They can defund certain aspects of this. But, I have a distinct feeling they (Republicans) will not. If they don't, then I can't say I am surprised.
The bottom line here; we have no real leadership in Washington D.C. I long for the day when we have a "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington " type who will not be corrupted by the temptations that corrupt all politicians. We need "people politicians " who will work for the American people and not to line his or her pockets. We need strong leaders who will not succumb to special interest groups or bow down to leaders of third world countries. We need people of good will who see the larger picture, the picture of why they were elected to leadership positions. We need leaders who truly understand this Tea Party motto, "You work for us ."
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A Leadership Void
- A Leadership Void
As I watched another corrupt politician (Rep. Charlie Rangel) take his medicine in front of the House yesterday, I noticed something that is indicative of American politics. Here was a man entrusted with the...