Our Responsibility


“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other.” – John Adams

“[N]either the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt. He therefore is the truest friend of the liberty of his country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who, so far as his power and influence extend, will not suffer a man to be chosen onto any office of power and trust who is not a wise and virtuous man.” – Samuel Adams

“…if the citizens neglect their Duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made, not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the Laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizen will be violated or disregarded.” – Noah Webster

In reading the above quotes and looking back on the almost six years of the Obama Administration, I cannot help but reflect upon the truthfulness of the statements made by three of America’s sons.  Indeed, We The People have chosen poorly.

One can only look at the multitudes of scandals plaguing this once touted as the “most transparent administration in history” and compare it to a brick wall.  Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS, NSA, Bureau of Land Management vs. Bundy, Veteran’s administration, and the total failure of the United States foreign policy are only a few of the embarrassments of the incompetence of this administration.

And then there is the absolute bungling of the nation’s economy, the takeover of the healthcare system, and the funding (and demise) of “green jobs”.  All of these have failed miserably.

And what is the President’s reaction?  Take a vacation, play golf, or send his Press Secretary to spin whatever he can out of the present manure impacting the rotating air device.  What he will not do is take direct responsibility – it is always delegating off to some minion.  What is not happening is something that I wrote back in 2009 on the eve of Obama’s swearing in:

I also hope that when (not if) Obama screws up, he takes responsibility and the associated criticism as well as the outgoing President Bush.  No matter what your political affiliation, you should at least respect President Bush for trying to do the right thing, even though you may not agree with what he did.  And yes, I have criticized some of President Bush’s actions where necessary.

There will be criticism, and the Obots will defend their leader, their hope with rabid fanaticism.  To which I say, grow up, because Obama is only a man, a person, a human being, and as such, will make mistakes.  The time for fantasy is past, and the real world awaits.  History will be the ultimate judge of Obama’s Presidency, not a ginned up media that can turn on a dime at the whim of editors, nor a blind bunch of followers.  The harsh light of the past will be turned on all past Presidents, and only then will true greatness be determined.

The reality is here:  This Administration with the associated Congress is woefully inadequate to serve the American People that elected them in the first place.

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In a few short months, the midterm elections will be held.  Are you going to vote for the status-quo, which isn’t working and is the lazy way to vote, or are you going to do the research, ask the hard questions of the candidates, and make an informed decision?  You should always cast a vote with this thought in mind:

How will this vote affect my life and that of the country?

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About Tom Roland

EE for 25 Years, Two Patents - now a certified PMP. Married twice, burned once. One son with Asperger's Syndrome. Two cats. Conservative leaning to the Right. NRA Life Member.
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3 Responses to Our Responsibility

  1. Great post sir. I have had a very busy week and haven’t been here much….but today I came in and was happy to see this post. It brings up the questions of Responsibility for actions…something that many don’t accept anymore.

  2. Seane-Anna says:

    Everything you wrote is completely true, Tom, but I’m having increasing doubts about the capacity of politics and politicians, however well-intentioned, to deliver the conservative policies America needs. And I have growing doubts that most conservatives realize that. They keep looking to government to give them smaller government. How smart is that? While voting is still a vital civic duty, we should stop expecting that one act to create a conservative America. That will require a CULTURAL transformation that, frankly, I don’t think conservatives are up to or even want.

  3. Tom Roland says:

    Seane-Anna, I too have doubts that the politicians are capable of restoring this country to the policies that created this great country. I also have doubts that the populace at large are capable as well of making the informed decisions that will elect those few politicians that will actually live up to their oaths of office. As you stated, it will require a huge cultural shift of the People to not only elect the politicians, but to hold them accountable.

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