Current Events

It is unbelievable what is happening in our country. Recent events leave me mostly dumbfounded. Some say I consume too much news, and I should tune it out. But I’m thinking that may be part of the problem.
We have become numb as a nation. We haven’t, until last week, raised our voices and demanded peace and civility.

I was pleased to see the diversity in the crowds of people protesting the treatment of our black neighbors. I was shocked to see the many incidents of unnecessary force. I agree it is time to evaluate the structure and policies of our law enforcement agencies. Many dedicated public servants are doing a great job, and I’m sure they, with the public, can develop the reforms. Actions to prevent the deaths we have seen over and over again.

The threat of federal involvement in local affairs is of great concern. We have a President that is not capable of leading or allowing those with the expertise to address our problems. His “photo op” in front of the church is disgusting and shows how low he will stoop to get attention.

I hope that the thousands of those protesting on the streets of cities around the county will now transition to a voter registration effort. We need to get this person and his enablers out of office.

Let us all pray for our country.

Governing or Marketing?

Oh, what a tangled web we weave. When first we practice to deceive. – Sir Walter Scott (Marmion 1808)

I’ve become convinced that this current administration is not about governing, it is about positioning. The White House continues to operate like a revolving door of advisors with little experience telling the President what he wants to hear. Cowing to his aggrandizement and not the public interest.

Where are the statesmen and women? The Doles, McCains, Kassenbaum’s? Not to mention Mansfield, Powell, and Kissinger. Certainly not perfect in all aspects, but they were all above the shoddy carnival-like culture of today.

Are we okay with being the laughing stock of the world? Long-standing, trusting relationships are gone. The elected are not being held accountable, and many of us just allow it to continue.

We need to let our representatives know this “normal” is NOT acceptable. 

As a lifelong Independent, I am looking for honesty, expertise, and a servant leadership mentality for all running in the next election. I want to see those appointed and then confirmed to be knowledgable in the field of their responsibility. Am I asking too much?  

We all need to make sure everyone votes. Saying my vote will not make a difference is not acceptable. Talk to your family, friends, and business associates about the importance of thins next election. Our children and their children’s lives depend on it.

I’d welcome your comments as well,