I have been following the news concerning the partial Government shutdown that has recently occurred. I sat and listened, in appalled surprise, as Ted Cruz, U.S. Senator from Texas, sat and read Dr. Suess’ “Green Eggs and Ham” to his children over the phone at bed time, on National Television in an act of filibustering, in order to run down the clock on the decision of whether to shut down the Government or to continue with Obama Care. Wow! I believe that we have other and more important things to be concerned about in these United States of America. You disagree too much. You fight too much. This side does not agree with that side. This one doesn’t see eye to eye with that one. She does not want to support him, and he does not want to be on the same side as her. Nobody acts like they like ANYBODY. And NOBODY wants to support the ones that actually NEED the support. The people. You have opposed one another and fought one another for so long that you have lost focus on what is really important. The people. You remember? The ones that you have sworn, and promised, and have taken an oath, to Govern and to care for. To support, and to protect. REALLY? SERIOUSLY? Well please explain this to us, Mr. Senator, Mrs. Senator, Mr. Congressman and Mrs. Congresswoman; (Ms. for everyone else that falls in between, so that we can be politically correct). But I’m talking to those of you who represent this great United States of America. And here is the question. How does this in any, way, shape or form, benefit the people. YOUR PEOPLE? The ones that before now had only 2 choices; either you die slowly, or you die now. Either way, you die. Because they didn’t have health insurance coverage, and they wouldn’t be covered by insurance anyway because oops, they made a mistake and got sick. And because the insurance companies just do not care. If you can not pay, you will not be served. Is that the America way?
And here is an even better question Mr. Senator, Mr. Congressman, and everyone in between. If the Government is shut down, and literally hundreds and thousands of workers across the United States are “Temporarily Unemployed” and are therefore NOT getting paid, then how are YOU getting paid? How are YOU getting YOUR check? How are YOU paying YOUR mortgage and YOUR car note? How are YOU buying groceries for YOUR family and children? Did YOU give up YOUR check or take any pay cuts? Are YOU “Temporarily Suspended or Unemployed?” That’s exactly what I thought!” Now that’s something that makes you go, “Hmmmm.” And then tell me this. Just what kind of formidable authoritative force do you really suppose that we are to the world right now, while we sit back and read “Green Eggs and Ham” on National Television, and the world laughs. Oh, don’t you think for one second that they are not. What weight do we hold while we allow such a selfish inane act under the guise of “This is MY right as a U.S. Senator to have MY moment, because I’m due this time.” HEY! Our troops are out there fighting on a daily basis, not only for our freedom, but for own their lives as well. Thousands of our children, husbands, wives, sisters and brothers, nieces, uncles and aunts put their lives on the line for this thing we call “Freedom” everyday. Not for the opportunity for us to abuse that freedom, but for the right to embrace that “Freedom,” that “Liberty,” and that spirit of Democracy that we hold so dear to our hearts. So what, you don’t like the President! GET OVER IT! We can call in to question more than half of the Presidents that we have had thus far. But this is the set man who has been appointed unanimously by “We The People” for such a time as this. You need to stop all this foolishness. Get with the program. Begin to contribute constructively to the issues at hand, and to assist this man, this president, this Commander in Chief, in the EFFECTIVE running of this great Government, this great Country that we call the UNITED STATES of AMERICA. If we truly are what we say we are, then come together, stop the filibustering, and make some positive decisions that will truly benefit “We The People.” For Together we stand, but divided we will fall.
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