Government of the People, By the People, For the People

Apparently, my brief blog post from yesterday on the importance of government as the result of the Corona pandemic has ruffled some feathers. My computer is not, shall we say, interfacing with others. My Zoom is not zooming.

So, let me be more pointed and see if I can even post this post.

As we try to dig out of this virus disaster, all levels of government will matter more. No level of government will be able to operate as it has done in the recent past for the simple reason we are in extraordinary times.

To wit:

We will not be able to hand out money to global entities run by other global entities opposed to America, Democracy and Freedom.

We cannot put up with persons on governing bodies great and small who will not ask tough questions and demand answers. I remember our Ambassador to the UN, Adlai Stevenson, during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, asking very tough questions of the Russian Ambassador. When the Russian would not answer, Mr. Stevenson told him, “I am prepared to wait for my answer until Hell freezes over.” We need some of this now.

We cannot continue to hand money to government entities as though they deserve the money, as though they earned it. If we are told there is no money for teachers, we must ask School Boards where the money went. If the state government tells us there is no money for our citizens while non-citizens are coddled, we must ask why.

We must ask some of our fellow citizens, people in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, God help Detroit, how in the name of all that is holy can you continue to elect people whose judgement is so flawed and whose demeanor is that of a bully.

Government matters more than ever just now.

But it has to be government the citizens can follow in good conscience.

1 thought on “Government of the People, By the People, For the People”

  1. Gary Wadsworth

    Very point on Rick. These are the type of accountability questions that we should have been demanding answers to the last 4 decades or more.

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