Now that Sergeant Bergdahl has returned to invisibility, we are once again hearing of other things, the mass assault on our southern border, Iraq and the IRS being three of them. Some thoughts come to mind re all three.
We’re told that the border assault is orchestrate by an extensive and likely expensive, campaign in Central America. We can see for ourselves that our governors ware not surprised although perhaps wished to pretend it. None have arisen so far in righteous denial, either. Admittedly, that could be awkward, what with all the orders that have gone out facilitating the anschluss.
We’re told that the IRS has “lost” the likely incriminating emails re the pogrom against Tea Party organizations and that the related hard drives have been thrown in the trash. This is held out as somewhere between an accident and normal procedure, depending upon whom is explaining. And no apologies are offered, or expected to be offered.
And the GOP assault team trashing our Prez for the fevered spasms occurring in Iraq had the pleasure of listening to Republican Senator Rand Paul explaining why Iraq is not the fault of President Obama. Which side does he support, anyway?
At least, there is more substance here than was, is or ever will be in the Bergdahl case, which has been, compared to real news, of a value similar to doggy treats compared to a steak dinner.
The border game, an obvious ploy to push the “Dream Act” (immigration reform/amnesty) through a reluctant Congress, shows signs of backfiring as political overreach so often does. It’s a cynically callous abuse of a lot o kids and that has been mentioned and may even be noticed.
The IRS seems more likely to fade from news unless the Republicans change from sitting on their hands while complaining and actually do something about it.
And Iraq will do what Iraq has done since it was made up by the British; that is, it will pit Shia Moslems against Sunni Moslems and both against Kurdish Moslems sitting on oil fields. But courtesy of George Bush (Rand Paul is correct), it seems likely to do that as a friend of Iran instead of, as in the past, an enemy of Iran. You may decide ow you feel about that.
For us, the single key point of all this comes down to two inarguable and depressing facts: One, Iraq cost some $1.7 trillion that the U.S. did not have available and that now hangs over the economy as debt with no obvious means for repayment. And two, both the IRS and the porous border are inarguable violations of U.S. law … by the U.S. government itself.
When the government is above the law, everything that the Founders created and bequeathed has gone and their unique creation has returned to the human governmental average, with the economy not too far behind. We have replaced a rule of laws with a rule of men who decide for themselves whom and when the laws will bind. And most of us either haven’t noticed, or don’t care. We will all come soon to do both.