I apologize for the late posting of my blog and I apologize in advance to anyone that may be offended by my opinions as stated below.

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. 

 


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    I'm a retired soldier, having spent 23 years of my life serving our country, actually 30 years when you count the reserve and National Guard time as well.  I believe in servant leaders, following the example of our Lord, and I believe in giving back to the troops once one has attained a certain status or level of success in life.  But I also believe in fighting back against corruption and incompetence wherever you find it if it hurts people.  Our national values were worth dying for.  They are also worth living for.  A man or woman can actually live a life by these principles of humility, service, love, duty, and honor, and have a significant impact on the world around them...if you have the dedication to see it through. 

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