Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Haslam Joins Ranks of The Frightened

Compassion leaves you vulnerable.

Civil War leaves you vulnerable.

Freedom leaves you vulnerable.

Terror leaves you vulnerable.

Trust leaves you vulnerable.

Fear leaves you vulnerable

When I read how poor billionaire Governor Bill Haslam joined ranks with terrified Republican Governors, politicians, and other frightened Americans  to slam the door on refugees,I mourned a little for the loss of courage and the rise of cowardice. 

Had these Governor's sincerely wanted to insure the security of our nation and our states, they could and should have engaged in detailed discussions with the federal officials involved. But they sought first the news cameras. Fanning fear, claiming prudence, it was a carefully staged PR attack on the Obama administration, a political attack in an election cycle. 

Worse, they announced to everyone around the world one clear fact - They are very scared.

They did not all stand up to cry Never Again or Don't Tread On Me. They've slammed shut the windows and will hide inside. Unified in their stand that opposing the Obama administration is more important than life or liberty or the pursuit of happiness.

Cowardice is a loaded word for these folks,I know. But the abandonment of the values of courage leaves only cowardice.

1 comment:

  1. Well said.
    I noticed in the local fishwrapper that MPD is putting another Armored Personnel Carrier on the streets. Seems the one with the tracks was banned by POTUS but you can put a wheeled one on the streets it seems. It is essential to deal with hostage situations says MPD Chief. The caption to the story should have read. "You can't fix Stupid: but you CAN put wheels on it."
    I would like to ask our legislators to consider their open carry of firearms laws. I get a little anxious when I am in Walgreens and a wormy little cracker walks into the pharmacy area with an automatic on his hip. I know I am supposed to be happy to see a real American Man exercising his Second Amendment right to be a part of a well regulated militia but you know: you can't fix stupid.