ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Is The GOP Stupid... Or Just An Embarrassment?

Updated on March 10, 2015

"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.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)