Thursday, October 10, 2013

Washington's Spirit is Failing

 The spirit of George Washington has failed in the city that so proudly bears his name.   Freedom and Democracy that this great man be quested to all of world to witness and walked away from power to the amazement of the world.  King George III asked his American painter, Benjamin West, what Washington would do after winning independence. West replied, “They say he will return to his farm.” “If he does that,” the incredulous monarch said, “he will be the greatest man in the world.”

This selfless act for the greater good of the citizens of this United States lit a fire of freedom and self governing that still burns bright in the world today. . But the stench and burning of these very principles by our current Senate, Congress and President have left the light dim, the air hard to breathe and the world mocking us. They are laughing at the petty squabbling, the lack reason and love of power by those that represent us.

They forget this is the United States, United we stand Divided we fall. Not only are they steadfast in being divided but they care little for how far we fall and are committed to take us all with them into the abyss. This does not represent the principles of my family my friends or my neighbors and certainly does not represent my Country

I think I am most disappointed with the President Obama. I had so much hope when he was first elected. He promised how he would reach across the aisle and unite us all. I was inspired by his speeches and thought this was the turning point we needed as a country.

Instead we are burdened with a man in love with a legacy that he does not even own yet. So full of pride and the power of his office that he refuses to negotiate unless  he gets what he wants. How is this negotiating? Does he even know the meaning of the word?

I also have no love for the Tea Party and Speaker Boehner who are leading the charge straight into a Washington Political Massacre. They have thrown all their weight into a fight with no defined goal  based purely on opportunity and having the power to do so and could care less of the casualties it causes. A reckless ill-conceived battle plan based on indignation with little hope for any.

We need leaders. Somebody needs to step up and stand down for the greater good. George Washington would as would most Americans. We know that the need to be right is not noble but to do the right thing is. Our leaders have either forgotten this or never knew it. I hope they can either remember it or learn it for the sake of us all.

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