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Rhetorical Question, Rhetorical Answer

Updated on January 12, 2011


I forwarded this e-mail the other day to my brother; Not So Partisan Patriot, and received a response I feel, worthy of publishing as a blog. It just goes to show you there are no rhetorical questions when posed to True Patriots! The e-mail and his response are published below for your edification.

Someone please tell me what the Hell’s wrong with all the people that run this country? We’re broke and can’t help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, Homeless yet we provide aid to Haiti, Chile, Turkey and now Pakistan, the home of Osama Bin Laden. We provide literally billions of dollars to these countries and more while our retired seniors living on a fixed income receive no aid and still   our government and religious organizations pour hundreds of billions of dollars and tons of food to foreign countries!

We have thousands of adoptable children who are shoved aside to make room for the adoption of foreign orphans. Homeless children without shelter go to bed hungry while we have a benefit for the people of Haiti! Imagine if our government gave to those struggling in our own country what they give to other countries?

Finally our government forces all our Manufacturing jobs overseas with confiscatory tax policies. It also restricts and impedes the development of our own resources while engaging in policies which encourage the purchase of 70% of our petroleum needs from foreign countries; some whose policies are directed towards the destruction of the United States of America.

Well the aforementioned must have struck a nerve in my brother; Not So Partisan Patriot and he responded within fifteen minutes with what follows.

 Congress, whether Democrat or Republican (told you he was not so partisan I would never have written that; never blame Republicans) members believe or pretend to believe that if we don’t help everyone in the world, including those who hate our very existence, we are “a nation of devils”.  It is wonderful to help everyone, but at the expense of our own?  Ridiculous.

We have a collective guilty conscious (in Congress, mostly) that thinks it is wrong for our citizens to have “everything” and those who live elsewhere to have less or nothing.  We are definitely being maneuvered by our Judeo-Christian belief that we are to help those less fortunate than us.  Never mind that we have the worse economy since the Great Depression with “real unemployment” unbelievably high, and many are those who have worked for a living most of their lives.

The “most telling reason” I believe, is we have enjoyed the benefits of being an American for several generations with each one since World War II, getting exponentially worse.  Many have no skills, can’t read & write, believe it is okay to have a child or children without thought of marriage, take advantage of all the “free stuff” we offer to the so-called poor.  We have lost our belief in God, in Jesus as our Savior.  The small voice that once warned us when we were moving away from His word is no longer audible because we clutter our brains with earthly pleasures.

The most telling answer is we change history and historical references to what liberals and atheists want us to believe and not what our forefathers envisioned when they fought the Revolutionary War, wrote the Constitution, were willing to fight in World Wars I and II; the Korean War; Vietnam War (the rapid acceleration of liberalism, also known as repudiation of God), and we haven’t recovered since.  Our Republican leaders up to this point “suck”, they tell us what they want us to hear, and then we find out, they are eating from the same trough as their Democratic counterparts.

I know the question was rhetorical, and the problem is deeper than what I addressed, but that’s a start.  I’m afraid we are so far down the “slippery slope” that we can’t get back.  I hope I am wrong.

I don’t see where I could add anything, how about you?





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      sheila 5 years ago


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      Partisan Patriot 7 years ago


      Speaking of driving our standards down so low; in the imortal words of the Good Rev Wright; the left has done to this country what Bill did to Monica; they been Riding Dirty!

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      Partisan Patriot 7 years ago


      Funny you mentioned the "Thief in the Night" tax increase by the State of Illinois; I live in Illinois but not for much longer I hope!

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      eovery 7 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

      The chicken have came home to roost. The left has driven the standards down, by their"change" and the chickens are now coming home to roost.

      Keep on hubbing!

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      patriot, Your brother nailed it. The comments of you and POP are exactly right and I fully agree with you both.

      All these things being down in the middle of the night are crazy -I am referring right now to Illinois raising the tax rates 66%, the corporate rates to the highest in the world and all those government employees who get $100,00 annually will cost the state $65,000,000 this year, plus their health care. Why don't they cut those pensions in half? So not the companies will move out of the state and it will continue to go downhill until the federal government bails them out. I hate even watching the news anymore.

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      Partisan Patriot 7 years ago


      We have not let our standards dive so low; they were driven to that new depth by this reprehensible media we now find ourselves with which see themselves as nothing more than providers of the interference for Obama’s Socialists agenda! The blood of Arizona is on their hands just as the Blood from Forth Hood and God Forbid the Blood that results from the next successful 911 attack. These so called Journalist are beyond reprehensible; they will stop at nothing in their pursuit for the implementation of Obama’s New Republic.

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      Partisan Patriot 7 years ago

      Thanks old Pool Guy

      I'll pass your remarks on to My Brother Patriot!

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      breakfastpop 7 years ago

      I honestly believe that we let our standards dive so low that we now are experiencing the consequences in every aspect of our lives. We have not a shred of common sense, our media no longer has journalists reporting the news, our government is bloated and inefficient and our morals have hit rock bottom. The dumbing down of America has come home to roost.

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      Old Poolman 7 years ago

      Well said and much food for thought in that response. This is not something all of us have not questioned at times, he just said it in a way we can understand it.

      Great hub my friend.