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Is The GOP Stupid... Or Just An Embarrassment?
"Public confidence in the integrity of the Government is indispensable to faith in democracy; and when we lose faith in the system, we have lost faith in everything we fight and spend for."
Adlai E. Stevenson
Is Treason acceptable in Politics?
What the GOP senators did by sending the open letter to Iran is tantamount to treason and they should be charged with treason and tried in court for their actions. An act of this fashion which is intended to show a lack of support for these important talks in Iran and to cause a division in our trustworthiness in the eyes of those involved in these talks is absolutely unacceptable. The president of the United States is still the leading power in this country as long as he is president and should be regarded with honor and respect whether the GOP likes it or not. The people of the U.S. elected him and as such he is the voice for America as long as he is in that position. These talks with Iran are critical to the stability in the Middle East and to undermine them because of the petty bickering insisted upon by politicians is a crime in itself.
Why we elect people who are more interested in creating adversity and conflict within the government, the nation and the world than in fashioning a stronger democracy in our country and promoting liberty throughout the world is beyond reason. America faces many problems within our own borders that need to be addressed, but one of the most important issues that is of concern to America today is the cost to us of policing the Middle East. The talks in Iran, if successful, could prevent a devastating conflict in that area, which already cost the U.S. billions of dollars each year in an attempt to prevent the wholesale destruction of the entire planet. The more nations who design and warehouse nuclear weapons, the greater the risk that they will at some point be deployed. We have already witnessed the maniacal nature of power seekers throughout history, ISIS being the latest in a long list of those who would be willing to unleash the final destructive power that humans will ever observe.
If we place ourselves in Iran's position for just a moment we might see how intimidating the U.S. is and how difficult it is to build trust for a huge, aggressive nation such as the United States has become.
The U.S. has involved itself in many fights throughout the world and we have shown an appetite for unlimited involvement in the affairs of other nations. This may be justified in our minds and the huge deficits we have mounted to prove we are right to be involved may seem a small price to pay for our ideals, but we do not have the ability to continue this path forever. We must consider the financial burden we are placing on future generations. Peace in the Middle East is in everyone's best interest, save the military contractors who are the greatest beneficiary of these involvements.
We cannot allow our elected officials to go off half-cocked in an attempt to undermine the democratic process. We must hold these senators accountable for their criminal attempt to sabotage these talks in Iran, where no one wins if they do not succeed.