As promised, I am finally returning to the topic of two days ago concerning government, politicians, and the response to the Boston Marathon bombing. As I noted, Representative King spoke of the need (in his perspective) to have much greater surveillance. I’m assuming that he has in mind the sort of system that London has. But, personally, I believe this is a dangerous road we’re going down. Ever since the Bush administration, we’ve assumed a mentality that “whatever it takes” no matter what it is, we will do it if it prevents another terrorist incident. The problem with this mindset is that we’ve opened Pandora’s box, letting out every goofy, ill-conceived idea and giving carte blanche to anyone who claims that they have a method to deal with any aspect of terrorism. Most of the “snake oil salesmen” doing anything and everything without regard to principles, morality, and legality can be found in the Department of Homeland Security.
We can thank good old George Bush and his evil cohort in crime Dick Cheney for this monstrosity. I’m guessing that their Machiavellian lapdog, Carl Rove, had some hand in forming that gigantic cancerous, metastasized organization. Or perhaps it was that banana republic dictator Donald Rumsfeld that helped form the beast. As you may surmise by my sarcasm, even though I espouse many conservative principles, I was never a fan of the Bush administration and his gang of misfits. I despise Donald Rumsfeld for his heavy handed, dictatorial style in running the Defense Department because his style made it open season for any and all poisonous, people-crushing, dictators-in-waiting, so called “leaders” to rise to the top so long as they could produce results and so long as they would snap-to when THE Rumsfeld demanded something. America’s sons and daughters serving in the military are making and have made so many sacrifices to fight these ill-conceived wars that we’ve blundered into. These brave men and women deserve so much more from their leaders than what they got during the Rumsfeld era.
Perhaps the Bush years were not quite as bad as I'm satirically portraying them, but they were definitely not the "Golden Years."
More on this tomorrow. I pray that you will have a blessed day walking in fellowship with our Most Exalted and Loving God.