It has been four years since I have been back “home” in what was once the good ole USA. Some things seem to never change whereas some things have changed dramatically. In this piece I will discuss only two things that I have noticed changing since I was last here.
Since my last visit several of friends have passed away and others have deteriorated in health. Now I know that both are to be expected when we turn seventy and older but it is still a surprise when faced with the reality of it. It is so sad to see some entering the early stages of dementia and others now needing the use of a walker. Today, one of our dearest Christian friends went into hospice waiting for the cancer to allow him to enter his final home; Heaven. Yes, time has its hand upon all of us. I trust you are ready for that day!
Politically it has been almost like watching a soap opera. I have been watching mostly Fox News as it is purported to be “Fair and Balanced”. Whether it is or not doesn’t change the situations in which the present occupier of the oval office has found himself. A few of the most recent situations observed are the (1) crash and disposal of hard drives of several IRS computers (2) the release of five Islamic terrorists for one Army deserter and (3) the daily arrival of several thousand illegal children from south of the border.
The IRS is one of the most feared government departments the US government has. The IRS makes a demand that every tax payer keep copies of their taxes for seven years and yet, the IRS can lose and dispose of several hard drives and all their data without a blush or an apology. What arrogance these IRS officials seem to display when questioned by those in Congress. I am old enough to remember when the media played continuously the hearings on Watergate which eventually led to Nixon’s resignation. From what I have observed if all the allegations are true concerning just the IRS situation and the irresponsible lack of border security this present administration ought to either be forced to resign in disgrace or be jailed! Personally I believe the man at the helm of all this ought to have the latter.
I have one more month to spend here in the homeland of my birth and I wonder how much longer it can endure what I see as the treasonous actions and inactions of this present administration. It is with much disgust that an American citizen has to go through so much security to board a plane but illegals can freely cross the border and receive free medical, food, housing and the hope of gaining citizenship in a nation in which they entered illegally (only in America). Many in this present government and sheepish media shout for immigration reform while the immigration laws that are already on the books are not being enforced. When all is said and done it seems the enemy is not operating outside the USA but is operating right from the oval office.
If a true lover of freedom and the United States Constitution does not get elected to the highest office of the land in 2016 this country in which I was born will be unrecognizable on my next visit. Whatyareckon?