Ten years after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, I listened to interviews with Sheri Burlingame and David Beamer. Sheri is the wife of Charles Burlingame, the hijacked pilot whose plane hit the Pentagon. And David is the father of Todd “Lets Roll” Beamer, the brave passenger who led the revolt that crashed his flight into the Pennsylvania field before it could strike its intended target. They had both come to the Ground Zero event orchestrated by the White House to celebrate the killing of the man most responsible for the deaths of their loved ones on 9/11. They were finally able to celebrate with, and thank those most responsible for his demise, the US Navy Seals. Not to mention (which we can’t) the many CIA operatives who risked so much to make the mission a success.
Lost in the hoopla and glory of the moment, is our focus on an out of control government gone bad on every front imaginable! Jobs, Borders, Foreign Policy, Energy, National Security…you name it, GOVERNMENT is at the very core root of every associated problem, and the very obstacle to every associated solution! It is the very same GOVERNMENT that spun 4 different versions of Bin Laden’s death in as many days, that also brought us Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac! http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_EARNS_FANNIE_MAE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-05-06-16-58-01 Fannie lost $8.7 Billion in the 1st quarter of 2011 and now wants $8.5 Billion MORE! While our eyes are on every distraction, we are failing to notice the changing dynamic in the “energy” of relationship between the three branches of government. The Founders designed that energy to be adversarial…NOT collusive!
Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other. – President Ronald Reagan
When Benedict Arnold sent a personal note to George Washington asking for his personal belongings to be sent to his new digs in the enemy camp, Washington just shook his head in response to Arnold’s lack of personal honor. When Barack Hussein Obama stepped onto the sacred earth of Ground Zero last week, he planted his foot and sealed his own fate as the most dishonorable and duplicitous human being to ever hold the office of President. On that day, he turned self-less Honor, Bravery and Courage into his own I, Me and Mine-currency for his re-election campaign. He actually turned his back on Sheri Beamer after she asked him to help end the prosecution of those who made his little victory dance possible. It just doesn’t get any uglier than that my friends!