“Don’t pick up other people’s candy from the dirt,” “Look both ways before you cross the street,” “Wear your seat belt while driving.” Like millions of other mothers, the messages I spoke changed as my children grew, but the concept was the same. I want you to be safe.
I still want my children to be safe, which, especially for two of them right now, puts me at odds with President Obama. Our son is an emergency room doctor; one of our daughters is a nurse. Neither of them will heed me if I ask them to stay away from patients with fever who are vomiting.
My powers of persuasion are limited. I can no longer confine them to their rooms, limit their allowance or send them to bed early. Truthfully, they are both doing what their father and I raised them to do. They are using their talents and time to help others, taking their place as productive members of the community. We are proud of them.
This leaves us disgusted with an American president who places no value on their lives. It compounds a disgust we have long felt at his lack of care for those troops whose Commander in Chief he is. The media who adulated him, the Democrat Party and those who voted for him certainly share blame. Republican politicians who think that holding hearings is a sufficient response are failing us as well. In the final analysis, though, the buck stops with the president.
I don’t know what his motivation is. Is he anti-American, naïve or incompetent? I don’t know into which category those who make excuses for him or refuse loudly to condemn him fall. I do know that my children and the children of all American citizens are being treated as unimportant political pawns. In 1980, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) was founded by Candy Lightner after her thirteen-year-old daughter was killed by someone who already had been arrested for a DUI. The group helped cause a culture shift making drunk driving less socially excusable. Is it time for MAAN-UP (Mothers Against anti -American, Naïve and Useless Politicians) to mobilize?
I recently reviewed our audio CD, Tower of Power: Decoding the Secrets of Babel. I was amazed how much it explained about the Obama administration and the left-wing in America.
Truly "there is nothing new under the sun." Do you also see the similarities?