Thursday, September 17, 2015

Missed Opportunities

You can imagine my surprise last night, when my lovely wife said, "Do we get the channel that will broadcast the Republican debate?" Her interest in politics has been lukewarm at best, but she heard a segment from Glenn Beck that sparked some interest, so I set it up for us to watch.

It was disappointing, to say the least. The participants fell into the moderator's trap of yielding to infighting rather than substantive discussion. One good thing is that it exposed The Donald for the childish entertainer that he is.

But I have a huge complaint with two enormous missed opportunities to readjust the perspectives of the American people, who are largely confused about the role of their parents government.

  • Missed opportunity #1 - When the discussion about illegal immigration was being discussed, Donald Trump said, "A woman gets pregnant. She's nine months, she walks across the border, she has the baby in the United States, and we take care of the baby for 85 years. I don't think so." Either Ted Cruz or Rand Paul should have cut him off with a sharp rebuke. IT's NOT THE GOVERNMENT'S JOB TO CARE FOR ANYONE!!!!! On this Constitution Day, someone please read the Constitution. Here are the Federal Government's declared boundaries:
    • Congress
      • Create laws. 
      • Impeach criminals from office. 
      • Declare war. 
      • Borrow money. 
      • Propose a budget (common defense, post office, provide roads)
      • Coin money
      • Negotiate with foreign powers
    • Executive 
      • Make sure laws are carried out
      • Command the military
      • Fill vacancies in the judiciary (recess congress openings)
    • Judicial
      • Interpret laws in accordance with the Constitution
Nowhere in the Constitution does it talk about giving free stuff to people or change people's diapers from the cradle to the grave.

Why did none of them speak up? Despite some good intentions by a few, they recognize that the government has crossed over its border, and the president stands to gain quite a bit of unConstitutional power if one of them were to gain that office. Entitlements (even to the President) will contribute mightily to the death of this country, and each of these candidates missed an opportunity to slap the country with some Constitutional sense.

  • Missed Opportunity #2 - When the conversation turned to abortion, the moderators phrased the question, "Governor Kasich, Senator Cruz is so committed to stripping federal funds from Planned Parenthood that it could result in shutting down the federal government in just about two weeks. Do you agree with Senator Cruz's tactic?"
EACH and every candidate who spoke on this issue missed the opportunity to say, "Mr. moderator, you misunderstand the situation. It's the job of the Senate to propose a budget. If Congress deems it unnecessary to fund murderers and felons (selling fetal tissue for profit is a felony), and the President decides that he would rather shut down the government than sign a budget that doesn't fund his supporters, then the President is shutting down the government."

If the President would rather stand on the mountain of dead babies than fund the government, then it's on his bloody hands.

Speaking of government shutdowns, let's have some more of that. This bloated entity wastes my money and the money of millions of tax-payers on personal pork projects and murdering babies. If it shut down for a while, perhaps some of the unConstitutional departments (IRS, Education, Homeland Security...) would lay off a few thousand workers or close altogether. Wake up Candidates!!!

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