Posted on 07.21.2017

A House Divided

America is worn out with the U.S. Congress, disgusted, and the disgust is beginning to turn to contempt as they flounder around like fish out of water, pointing fingers and trying to fix the blame on the opposing party.

The truth is that they’re all to blame, in fact they’re all guilty of putting their own selfish political interests ahead of the people who elected them, pay their salaries, their benefits, and provide the opportunity for the golden parachutes they bail out in when they leave office.

If you want to get down to the truth of the matter, these people are not patriots. At least not to the United States of America. They are patriotic to their political parties, their ideology, their own greed and thirst for power.

These men and women are not interested in working together because that would mean sharing the credit, or the blame, whichever the case may be.

Instead of sitting down and reasoning together they look for the first television camera and carp at each other, creating a never-ending game of one-upsmanship, all the while spouting out phrases like partisanship and reaching across the aisle, knowing they have no intention of cooperating.

Politics in America has gotten so out of focus that the “public service” aspect has all but disappeared, even from their collective lexicon, as it rightfully should, because they are certainly not serving the public.

Well folks, that is what happens when a government grows so big as to have a finger in every facet of our lives, every move they make effecting our security, our economics, our health and our prosperity, and it’s terrifying to think that such a bunch of losers can have so much effect on our lives,

Government has no business being in the health care business. As Obamacare has proven, our government is totally incapable of such an undertaking, and I can’t imagine why anybody thinks that it can be patched up to be anything but an ultra-expensive failed experiment in socialism, exclusive courtesy of the Democratic Party.

Government deals in a one size fits all mentality, trying to grab control of whatever they can get their grubby hands on, things best left to the private sector which is motivated by profit rather than political power and where free market forces can demand quality control.

Medical costs will never go down unless there is tort reform, and for a very basic reason.

Any doctor who will be frank about it will tell you that a preponderance of the tests and diagnostic procedures they order have very little to do with the health of the patient, but everything to do with having to possibly go to court and be accused of malpractice by some
ambulance chaser because some unneeded test hadn’t been done, whether it would have made a difference or not.

And unless there is a public outcry loud enough to loosen the mortar on Capitol Hill, tort reform will never happen.

Such is the power of trial lawyers over our legislative branch.

And the Republicans, the fractured, disjointed GOP that literally makes an art out of losing, many of whom are actually democrats at heart, who, whether majority or minority can’t get their act together and probably couldn’t all agree whether the sun is shining or not.

So, we’ve got this gaggle of men and women who make grandiose promises, then go to Washington and basically accomplish nothing, simply because they’d rather just take their ball and go home rather than biting the bullet, making the hard choices and actually getting something done for their long suffering constituents.

Well hear this, Congress, we the people did not send you to Washington D.C. to be Democrats or Republicans, we sent you there to be Americans and it is your job - no - your duty, to hold your collective noses if you have to, back burner your obsessions and get to work.

If President Trump colluded with the Russians to the detriment of America, show your evidence and impeach him, but while you frantically and fruitlessly search for it, let the business of the nation go forth.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops, our police and the peace of Jerusalem.

God Bless America

— Charlie Daniels

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