Saturday, January 5, 2019

Nero is Warming Up

People sometimes say things that reveal how they really view the world and the situation at hand--and it can be scary.

Trump Suggests Government Shutdown Could Last for ‘Months or Even Years’ - The New York Times

A sweeping statement such as was made by the president is frightening. Not just personally, but for the sake of the entire nation and all of the people of the world who depend upon the United States. 

The idea that our leaders have devolved to making such threats shows a lack of appreciation for the things that are truly important in America. 

This just shows how bad things really are and how egos are blinding our leaders to what is truly important and good about America. Closing the government for years would be cataclysmic and possibly begin a chain of events form which we might never recover. Not only that, but even a threat such a this is a clear violation of The Constitution because the executive branch and the Congress would be in a situation where they would not longer be meeting the following:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

All of can think of is the image of Nero fiddling while Rome burns.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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