I’ve been thinking, and my wife shudders when I say that. Here we are with problems throughout the world, from poverty to Ebola to the Islamic State, no matter what country it shows up in. We have a President that seems to be disconnected from the rest of us. He doesn’t want to have boots on the ground to fight the IS. It seems like it’s always too little, too late. I don’t want to see our troops going back again to fight, to lose another soul, and never have the chance to finish the fight.
So here is my thought process, and just so you won’t worry like my wife, this is tongue-in-cheek. We have our own terrorist groups in this country, known as gangs. We have the Crips, the Bloods and M3, along with the Latin kings. We don’t seem to have enough room in our prisons to hold these guys, so let’s arm them with better guns and send them to the Mid-east to fight the terrorists there. This way they can see how tough they really are, and instead of taking over the streets in this country and bullying the people, take over the streets in Iraq or Iran. I would not let them back here, but they would be free to run around and cause havoc over there!
Now our government has added new problems for our cities and towns. We are letting people illegally into this country to form stronger gangs. I understand that we are arresting these illegals, putting them in jail, and then we release them. Again, what’s going on?
I go to my office every day and arrive at approximately 7:30. I start up my computer, get my coffee and turn on the world news to try and keep abreast of what’s happening. As I sit at my desk, I begin to slip into a bad mood. It took me a few days to figure out how I could go to work in a good mood and then lose it. I finally realized that as I’m working, the world news is telling me all the stuff Congress is doing or not doing, how the IRS is lying to the Justice Department and nothing is being done, how we are sitting on our fannies watching as the IS is taking over more and more in the Mid-east. It seems our President does nothing but go play golf or attend fundraisers.
And we as a people are just as bad we sit here, waiting for our leaders to act. Now we have an Ebola scare, and again, what is going on? Why are we allowing flights from infected countries into the US and thinking that we won’t become infected? Oh, my bad, we are! According to our President, it won’t happen here. I am one person who doesn’t believe in anything our government says anymore, especially our President.
What ever happened with Bergdahl? What were the findings? Was he a deserter? We traded five known terrorists for him? Where are they now?
Benghazi-what really went on, Hillary? It does make a difference, in spite of what she said through tears.
Obamacare--why did we have that stuffed down our throats? We can keep what, again? Our doctors? Our insurance policies? Why are people going to lose hours or even their jobs because of Obamacare?
And the IRS, why are they above the law? If I lost information the Justice Department wanted, I would be in jail.
It goes on and on, and they wonder why we as Americans worry about our security, and who, if anybody in government can we trust to tell the truth. It’s my opinion that most people in government care more about their careers and pensions than the people they represent.
We have two more years of this government circus, then we as a people have a chance to vote new people into power and help America thrive, and its people prosper; that is, if in the next two years we haven’t destroyed any chance of recovery.
I really hate to sound so pessimistic, but I get tired of all the stuff the government throws at us thinking that we will eventually forget the mess-ups, and just go forward as SHEEPLE.
Don’t get me wrong, I love this country. My son spent 20 years in the Army, I was in the Navy. We did our duty to this country as did many others, and are proud of it. I just want our leaders to step up and do their duty for this country and its people, and not pursue their own agenda.
As always, stay safe and aware. And don’t be afraid to question.
By: Jim Doyle, owner of Madison Security Group
203 Us Highway 31 S, Athens, AL 35611