Rhetorical Question, Rhetorical Answer
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?