Fair Weather Friends and Hot Button Politics
Can you think of a more toxic combination than mixing friends and politics? Yesterday I was loaded for bear so to speak. After reading some nauseating remarks by a couple of well-known politicians I had the perfect article and began to write and got so wound up in the story line. I heard a knock on the door and my granddaughter was here with my great-grandbabies.
My focus immediately changed into small child protection mode for a 3 year old and a 1 year old. We have steps, lots of breakables, but what got their attention was focusing on a bowl of cut up watermelon. We then moved to the TV room where I had previously recorded Toy Story 1, 2 & 3. I don’t remember when I watched Woody and Buzz Lightyear and gang get in and out of so much trouble, but I suspect my granddaughter was a bit younger back then. After 1 & 2 it was time to go home and she packed up all their stuff and carried the 1 year old, followed by papa with the 3 year old, out to the car. Getting them strapped in was more of a chore than I remember, but soon they were waving and yelling out the window, “Bye papa, love you!” But you know something? I lost my focus on what I was writing and scrapped the entire article before going to bed.
I caught a headline off of twitter today and Laura Ingraham wrote about the difference between Republicans and Democrats. Her headline was along the lines of Republicans argue the law, while Democrats argue emotion and she’s absolutely right. As for the immigration laws, they have worked quite well for the life of our nation. They’re not perfect, but they have been modified a number of times and could still use a tweak or two.
The mass hysteria over family separation is just hype, playing on emotions and feeding on fear. It is a tactic the Democrats and liberals have mastered using to demonize the opposition and channel through fear the masses to jump on board their Titanic-style agenda. What is so tragic is the very people who have the power and authority of the Constitution are unwilling, not unable, to sit down and write effective legislation that the president will sign. Isn’t that what we sent them to Congress to do, protect the American people?
I’m not talking about Republicans or Democrats; I’m talking about American’s; Legislators in Congress with the power to change the current immigration law, simply refusing to do so. They would rather blame the current administration for doing their job, while taking no responsibility for not performing the constitutionally mandated job of Congress – to write law.
I’ve listened, watched and read accounts of a number of legislators who raise crowds of people in order to motivate them into action and raise awareness issues by using false narratives and fake talking points, but have not even attempted to do the job they were elected to do.
The president tweeted and the vice president spoke about immigrants wanting to come to the United States. They will be welcomed with open arms but they must follow the law and established procedures, otherwise they are not to come at all.
The president has also tweeted that immigrants caught up in unlawful entry should be returned with their family to the place they came into the U.S. from. This is the only way to stop family separation at the border, don’t try it.
Those politicians, who cry, “Stop Family Separation Now” or “Abolish ICE” and cry for public harassment of cabinet officials and their families, refuse to consider the law in any of this. Not do they consider the consequences of their actions when they encourage and call for mass civil disobedience in front of a police station or and working law enforcement agency such as ICE. Those who ignore orders to disburse or fail to leave can and will be apprehended, finger printed, photos taken and charged with violating lawful orders to leave. Those who are illegal immigrants or those with outstanding warrants will be arrested and/or processed for deportation. The law is clear anyone who gains unlawful entry into the U.S. will be apprehended, prosecuted and sentenced to begin the deportation process.
Why is no one asking why families travel for thousands of miles, walking past U.S. Embassy’s and Consulate where they could apply for asylum or begin the immigration visa process? It’s not because they are fearful for their lives and the lives of their families, it’s because someone organized and put these “caravans” into action for a reason.
It’s time to put all the partisan politics aside and tackle the real issue of “Hot Button Politics” which simply clouds the issue of immigration. What is presented on Facebook, Twitter and through the Main Stream Media are simply stage props for an Immigration Reality show.
Hot Button politicians are indeed similar as Fair Weather Friends are seldom seen and heard until the going gets tough, then the tough get going. I have some fair weather friends who cheer me on when what I’m saying agrees with them, but are silent when I’m being attacked by the opposition.
Politicians are seldom seen or heard unless there’s a good chance of a photo opportunity. I’ve been questioned on why I (and other conservatives) come down hard on Democrats? We’re always negative toward them? For me the answer is easy, liberals (Democrat or Republican) put a negative spin on positive news events. They come up with some of the craziest ideas and go around finding a receptive audience. Too often they are the biggest hypocrites of all, calling other politicians liars and far worse while cringing if someone says the same thing about them.
When will this bickering stop? When will we once again see ourselves as Americans, nothing more, or nothing less and from what I’m beginning to see of the Congress of the United States are roughly 535 members of congress and 241 Congressional Caucuses, formed for various causes, racial and religious mixtures and I wonder, how can we expect Congress to think and act like one legislative body when no two legislators can agree on much of anything, with one exception – President Donald J. Trump.
Like him or hate him, one thing is clear – President Trump is a man on a mission. His stated purpose is to put “America First”, and those two words have solidified him for the American people, and alienated him from the Congressional Swamp in Washington.
What is certain is this, where the governmental leaders go, so goes the nation; where the nation goes, so goes the family; where the family goes, so goes our freedom. A nation divided against itself cannot stand. We are a nation that comes together during times of national or world calamity and we do our best work under pressure. We are not billions of people, we are Americans, “One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all“.
Stop being a disgrace; Be a blessing. Help us help each other. If we are not the solution, we are the problem. – I am the Real Truckmaster!