You hear the left, and the idiots in Antifa, all saying the same thing. The problem with our police departments is “systemic”. The problem with the government is “systemic”. The problems America has from taxation to immigration, to income inequality, to the racial divide is all “systemic”. Let’s take a look at that a little closer.
First of all, when something is said to be “systemic”, it’s said to be relating to or affecting the entire body or an entire organism. Everything about the situation is affected. So, when we say our problems are “systemic”, we are saying that there isn’t anything good about the system. More and more, I think that’s probably what Americans are feeling about our federal government, and I believe it’s not there, but it’s heading in that direction.
I think most of the left’s diatribe that everything wrong in our country is systemic is BS. It’s more left-wing, snowflake blather that is just a talking point to get people excited. Taxation isn’t systemic. Income equality isn’t systemic, immigration isn’t systemic. And no…racism isn’t systemic. All of those things crop up from time to time, but they aren’t systemic. What they all stem from is a lack of leadership in government. We haven’t fixed any of the problems because the people we elect to do the leading of our country are afraid to take difficult, though necessary stands on anything. They’re afraid that if they cut social security, or Medicare, or limit illegal immigration, or admit that income inequality has always existed on earth since God created us, they’ll lose their positions of power.
But let’s look at that power, shall we? And you’re going to notice something…I’m not talking just about Democrats here. First of all, Don Young (R-Ak) has been sitting in the House of Representatives for over 49 years. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt) has been in the US Senate for 45 years, and Chuck Grassley (R-Ia) has been there just as long. In fact, there are 14 Senators and Representatives that have been serving for at the very least 37 years!
Nancy Pelosi has been in the House since 1987. Chuck Schumer has been in DC since 1981. Remember Maxine “Impeach 45” Waters? She’s been in Washington since 1991. So has “Independent” Bernie Sanders. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader in the Senate has been there since 1985.
So, the least senior member of the five people I listed there have been in positions of power in Washington, DC for at the very least 29 years. That’s a career.
Now, let’s talk about “systemic” problems. If you have been doing something for that length of time, and you view a situation as “systemic”, do you think 29 years at the very least is enough time to study the problem, figure out a proposal, and get the proposal passed and the problem solved? If not, why are you there? Are you there doing like Bernie Sanders has done, change oxygen into carbon dioxide?
We talk about Donald Trump’s lack of experience to lead the country, but take a look at Joe Biden. Regardless of what side of the spectrum you’re on, you’re probably going to have to agree with me that Biden is not a “great leader”. He’s been around since 1971 in Washington. That’s 49 years! And he’s only had the last three and a half years off! That’s not a career. That’s a lifetime. And he wants ANOTHER four years?
Here in the AZ, we had a guy that was a sheriff for a very long period of time. You’ve probably heard of him. His name is Joe Arpaio. He was known as “America’s Sheriff” because he was a law and order guy that didn’t take guff from anyone. The Obama administration trumped-up charges against him to get him out of office, and he finally lost at the ripe old age of 84! And rumor has it, he’s running for that office again! Joe Biden is pretty much in the same boat…a guy that doesn’t know when to say enough is enough!
No, when the left talks about systemic problems, they need to look at the leaders in Washington from both sides of the aisle. And the reason they need to is, this is NOT what the Founding Fathers had in mind. They wanted people to come, serve a term or two, and then go back to their previous vocations. Instead, Pelosi, and Schumer, and McConnell, and Biden have become the problem. They’ve had enough time in office to solve all of the problems of the world.
My only question is, why haven’t they?
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!