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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Decency and Honor

The news has been revealing the last few days. From Obama's obvious lack of character, the revelations pertaining to Bill Cosby, and the civil unrest in Ferguson, the undercurrent of a lack of decency is apparent. It's not good to see this; most people don't accept such things, and it's a failure of the media to not portray these things as undesirable. Sensationalizing bad behavior is itself bad behavior.

I pick through the stories, and find things that give me optimism. The finding of lost Lerner emails is one. To me, that indicates there are some that realize the majority of the people in the U.S. are unhappy with the government and will demand accountability. With the change in Congress, it's apparent the handwriting is on the wall. Those involved with the subterfuge can't hide forever, and those under their management will not be willing to face criminal charges for involvement.

I may be wrong, but from my vantage point, most people are decent. They understand the implications of accepting a lack of honor, and how it leads to a corrupt society. They don't want that, because they know how the lack of either can damage simple relationships and families. Expanding that understanding to government isn't a huge leap.

Time will tell how this turns out, but I have the feeling the pendulum has started a swing in the other direction. The pendulum swings both ways, and it never swings lightly.


  1. You couldn't be more right, Jess. That heavy pendulum is heading back to the right with some serious momentum, and the media are not overly enthusiastic about that turn of events, as you can see.

    Lois Lerner: we all know that once you put something into electronic format (emails are an excellent example), they are around forever. This corrupt administration's attempt to 'lose' her emails was doomed to failure and I am not surprised that they didn't know that from the beginning. They obviously are not all that savvy about all things electronic in the first place (Obamacare website, ie).

    Nothing in those emails of this wretched woman will surprise any conservative. Her and her ilk's contempt for all things conservative and decent is fairly well known already - certainly by them, but also by their targets of contempt as well.

    1. I think many in government were surprised by some of the actions by key current member of this administration. While underhanded actions have always been a part of some government figures, blatant disregard to honesty, and integrity, has never been accepted forever.

      I'm watching what is happening with an anticipation of a meltdown by some people that had no idea how much trouble they've been placed by inaction. The best term will be "squeal like a pig", when they are confronted with criminal charges.

  2. Yeah, bring Nuremberg on. Remember, Richard Nixon was keel hauled over his basic lack of integrity on a small misdemeanor (breaking and entering). What we are now seeing is a basic lack of integrity from everyone in the current administration regarding our very basis of existence. Nixon was a piker compared to this bunch.

  3. Or put another way, impeachment proceedings are based on the standard of 'high crimes and misdemeanors.'

    Nixon: misdemeanor. Obama: high crimes.

  4. From what I read about Nixon, there was no proof he was aware of the burglary at the Watergate. He failed to accept the responsibility of helping expose those involved, lied with the intention of covering for those involved, and paid with his presidency.

    From Gruber's remarks, it's evident Obama was in the room, when intentional fraud was discussed. I have no doubt he was aware of the effort and participated in intentionally misleading Congress, and the American public, on the wording of the Affordable Care Act. With the help of Nancy Pelosi, and all Democratic members of Congress, the fraud was completed, the act was passed, and million suffered.