You may have noticed, or not, that I haven’t been posting a lot in the past two weeks. Frankly, I’m in a funk.
The whole world looks to be crumbling and, like Glenn Reynolds said recently, I am one of those who has lost faith in the “entire governing class” and feel that it “lacks the seriousness and self-restraint necessary to run a major nation.” One of the main problems, of course, is that the American people do not seem to have the will to fight a world war anymore. And that is scary to me. But where is the leadership to rally this nation when its underpinnings are being attacked by jihadists who eat, breathe and sleep planning how to kill Americans and destroy Liberal Democracy as we know it? And our whiny elitists get upset and scream “impeachment” when our national security agencies try anything to protect us.
Meantime, us peeps are told, don’t you worry now… just go out there and spend your money to help the economy. Well, I have…and, it worked! But yet the Establishment (the Opposition Party and their comrades in the US media) won’t even admit, or give us people credit, for a booming economy. How freaking frustrating is that? And the governing class (Republicans) seem to have been stuck in the mud with spinning tires since November 2004.
The Spring Of Discontent has gotten more visceral for me with the immigration debate. It is mind-boggling that the “governing class” is thumbing its nose at legal Americans and legal immigrants in favor of law-breakers with no more allegiance to the United States of America than Fidel Castro or Hugo Chavez. The fact that Senator Cornyn’s amendment barely passed yesterday in the Senate with a skimpy vote of 50-48 is outrageous and depressing.
“This amendment simply requires an employer to look for U.S. workers first. If proponents of the compromise bill were serious when they say that certain provisions are needed because immigrants do work Americans won’t do, then they would have supported this amendment.”
“America is a compassionate country and we want to make sure we do this immigration reform plan correctly. But one of the things we don’t want to do is hurt American workers. We simply must protect American workers and adjust future work visas to meet the needs of the economy.”
As currently written, the immigration bill pending before the Senate would allow unskilled temporary workers – 200,000 a year – to obtain permanent green cards regardless of whether U.S. workers are available to fill the jobs. The Cornyn amendment would fix that flaw in the pending bill.
Maybe I’ve become one of these conservatives suffering “battle fatigue”? All I know is…. from the White House to Congress, my elected leaders are not governing responsibly. I don’t know what I’ll do in November. My “sitting out” the election won’t matter much because my Rep. Sue Myrick is very good and very tough on illegal immigration. She will win, but maybe my lack of appearance at the polls will send some kind of message.
All I know is… I’m starting to remember why Ronald Reagan was such a strong leader and how increasingly disappointed I am with all of those who followed. It also doesn’t help that the Angry Left is making this nation ungovernable for anyone who follows President Bush. We might as well hand over the keys to Congress to Bin Laden for all they care.
To top this all off, American Idol has really sucked this year.