Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Dazed and Confused

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I can't tell you how often I've started to add to this blog page, but have stopped because I don't know where to start. There is simply too much happening too quickly, and it's very hard to comprehend it all. I marvel that people who are truly trying to report the news, the changes and the new legislation can sleep at night. I would imagine their brains are constantly whirring. I know mine is, but maybe that's just the sound of confusion and desperation.

I'm confused about the vast amount of legislation the government is imposing in areas where it has absolutely no jurisdiction.

I'm confused that nearly every day a new bill is being passed that on its surface may look beneficial, but just beneath the surface, one more of our rights is being taken from us.

I'm confused that our representatives in Congress, the ones we personally voted into office, are so carefully, correctly hmm-ing about these bills instead of posting themselves in front of President Obama's desk and screaming at him.

I'm confused that our economy, which has always been a tremulous thing, is now completely buried under mountains of debt. The phrase used most often to describe it is that our "grandchildren are now in debt." The phrase has been used until no one hears it anymore, but doesn't make it less true. I have no children, but I have godchildren and I don't want them or their children to have to pay for this stupidity and greed, and that's all in the world it is. But they will and until the spending stops, their debt mounts daily.

I confused by the total lack of respect for and adherence to the Constitution by this administration and many before it. If anyone in this administration or Bush's administration had even read the Constitution, they might have realized that everything that's been done in the past 100+ days - and many things done in the years preceding - are illegal! This is government gone wild. It would make a great title for the horror movie. "Government Gone Wild! See gavels pounding as legislation is passed! See screaming in the streets! See brains explode!" Don't you sometimes feel like your brain is simply going to explode with frustration and panic?

I'm confused that a sitting President would even consider appointing "czars" to head posts newly created by him and who report only to him, and I'm confused that Congress would allow him to do it! We have a system of government set up that does not include czars, dictators or any other department heads outside of those mandated by prior legislation. The czar system gives the President total control over areas of government that already have departments in place, and that's illegal! It's called "checks and balances," folks. What part of the Constitution does President Obama not understand? Oh, sorry. I forgot. He hasn't read the Constitution so how could he know? Maybe it's time one of our congressional representatives told him. Y'think?

I'm confused that the Supreme Court has somehow finagled its way into a position where, rather than enforcing the Constitution, it interprets the Constitution. This ain't the Bible, folks. It's not open to interpretation. It states clearly what the law is and how it should be executed. Nowhere in the Constitution is the Supreme Court given the right to ignore contract law. Nowhere does it state that if a company goes bankrupt, the Supreme Court can mandate how its creditors will be paid. The bankruptcy and subsequent sale of Chrysler to Fiat is a farce, plain and simple.

I'm confused how the leader of our country has the audacity of deceit to stand before us and state that his ideas for healthcare will not mirror the systems in the U.K. and Canada, and then, then!, to state, straightfaced and unblinking that it's going to help us get better healthcare in this country. It's a lie. Yes, I'm saying that the President of the United States of America is a liar. (If I disappear, you'll all know why.) If you'd like to read a draft of this new gem of a healthcare plan, you can see it at: It is a draft, so make a note of the parts that are marked for revision.

I could go on and on and on, but I won't. The desperation is rising in the back of my throat again and I'm having to choke it down. I, like so many others, look at our wonderful country and see the changes, as promised, that are happening. I don't like it. I don't like to watch people monitor their speech so they don't accidentally offend some overly sensitive person, race, group or religion.

I don't like the fact that our, yes our, congressional representatives are either part of the multitude of problems that plague us, or are not making a big enough stink to cause a solution to the problems.

I don't like the fact that I now feel better after I spent an afternoon doing target practice with my husband and a friend. It's not that I fear a junkie or just a plain ole burglar breaking in, but I fear my own government and the direction it so obviously is taking. I fear that one day, I may need to know how to defend my home against our own military, or against my neighbors who may join forces against me. That frightens the hell out of me.

I don't like seeing the changes happening all over the world either. When I read stories about kids stomping innocent animals to death, or torturing each other because it looks like fun, I get a little worried, y'know? When I hear about someone breaking into a museum and killing a guard and shooting up the place, I worry. When I read stories about rapes and murders of women and children in Muslim countries, I worry. When I see news stories about Muslim leaders instructing their students how to get anthrax into this country undetected with the intention of killing a few thousand of us, I worry.

Gone are the days of civility in the general population. We can persist among ourselves, but society at large grows increasingly rude and lewd and, what at one time was, socially unacceptable. Now, it's all acceptable. I don't know if there's a way to ever get that back, especially when the leader of our country is so ill mannered as to return honored gifts to Britain or give an IPod to the Queen of England. Good God. How embarrassing.

I'm stopping now as I sense I'm beginning to rant. We can't have that. It would only add to the chaos. In closing, let me say this: pray. If you've got a spiritual connection to anything at all, fall on your knees and pray like you've never prayed before. There's a battle coming. It will be here sooner than you, or I, expect. I wish very deeply that I was just paranoid, but I am hearing the same thing being said from many quarters. As Dr. Johnny Fever said on that classic TV show "WKRP in Cincinnati": "When the whole world's against you, paranoia's just good sense."

Pray, watch and be very careful.


  1. This entire post absolutely sums everything up, what a gem! Follow me at Left Coast Rebel too.....

  2. I think you may be correct in your analysis. I'm not sure how much of a factor the United States will play in the coming years. Perhaps the next big "crisis" will not be a manufactured one at all. What would happen if millions of people the world over just disappeared? I happen to be a Christian who believes in the rapture. Our time is short as we see the signs and recognize them for what they are. This is not a political battle between left and right, it's a moral battle between right and wrong.


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