Tom Clancy Understands (Part Three)

You know, I really do think Mr. Clancy does understand what it is we want from our political “leaders”.

“Ladies and gentlemen, that’s why your duty tomorrow to elect the right people to serve you is so important.  Many of you operate your own business and you hire people to work for you.  Most of you own your own homes, and sometimes you hire plumbers, electricians, carpenters to do work for you.  You try to hire the right people for the work because you pay for that work, and you want it done right.  When your child is sick, you try to pick the best physician – and you pay attention to what that doctord does ahd how well he or she does it.  Why? Because there is nothing more important to you than the life of your child.

America is also your chil.  America is a country forever young.  America needs the right people to look after her.  It is your job to picke the right people, regardless of party, or race, or gender, or anything otehr than talent and inegrity.”

Yes, I really do think Mr. Clancy understands what America is all about.  But what does it say about our country, when the most truthful statements about politics, can only come from a fictional character? 

Have we really slipped that far from where our Founding Fathers set us out to be?  Have we taken their sacrifice, and cheapened it with our “Politics of Greed” and “Cult of Personality”?

Because one thing is for certain – we’re no longer about setting out to make something of yourself, but trying more and more to create a system which will take care of you.

Old-Man-Tex

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