By Dr. WAR
All too often we have all seen a plethora of problems plaguing our American Government. Fast & Furious, Benghazi, The IRS, Veterans Affairs scandal, The National Security Administration spying, The DOJ and Eric Holder, and Barack Obama using Executive Action to delay laws passed by Congress (Affordable Healthcare Act), are just some of the things that are fresh on everyoneâ€™s mind. While a lot of us look to the Government of the United States of America to prevent or squelch criminal activity, it would seem to most that the Government itself is not only committing criminal acts, but getting away with it.
When one thinks of the Government and how it is held accountable for acts We The People consider illegal or criminal, or against their oaths, we think of Congress and its ability to do something about it all. Despite the obvious, nothing seems to change. An explanation for that is simply that Americanâ€™s just arenâ€™t aware of what is going on, therefore arenâ€™t holding their representatives accountable and as a result Congress does what it wants, which is nothing.
The media becomes the entity that We The People depend on to inform us about what is going on within our Government. In a lot of ways, Congress too depends on the work of the media to keep them informed of what our Government is up to, although they have the power to inquire without the assistance of the media. If weâ€™re aware of what the problems are, then we will be able to come up with ideas on how to fix any issues that surface. However, if weâ€™re deceived about the details, no matter what thoughts we come up with as solutions, weâ€™ll never know how effective our ideas can be. Everything becomes a guessing game, starting arguments with no end, creating hostility between people that otherwise wouldnâ€™t have been fighting in the first place, consequently dividing the people in America.
If we lived in a perfect world then a member of the media would ask a Government official a question, get the full truth, inform We The People of the question and answer posed, We The People would react, Congress would catch wind of said reaction, and finally would decide if they needed to act, or not, with legislation or investigation. In reality, a member of the media asks a question, gets everything but an answer, then reports half-truths where the gaps are filled in with assumptions, thereby fooling Congress as to what the truth is, giving We The People a false impression of what is actually taking place, causing confusion in the process and leaving Americans to become complacent about what is going on. Over time Americans decide to avoid the news, because if the media and Congress doesnâ€™t understand whatâ€™s going on, how can we?
In June of 2014 the media slowly began to recognize the problems at the Mexico-America border. Thousands of undocumented children began flooding our boundaries and before long the media began calling it a â€œRefugee Crisesâ€, while the United States Government began spreading these illegals throughout the country, ignoring the issue and their oath to protect our borders; stuffing busses with illegal aliens and dropping them off in various states around America as they touted the mantra from the media to pass legislation wrought with the political agenda of implementing amnesty for the purposes of being â€œhumaneâ€. Opposing media sources attempted to counter the coverage by saying a lot of the illegal children that were crossing the border were indeed criminals, gang members that were looking to relocate business to the states, and that we already have laws to deal with illegal immigration but arenâ€™t enforcing them, painting themselves as â€œinhumaneâ€ by contesting the idea of amnesty. Once opposition was created and both sides of the fight were defined, endless debates and arguments ensued, filled with suggestions to fix the problems, ignoring the laws that already existed in the process. Democratic media began using the crises as an opportunity to attempt a justification for more legislation, with conditions. While most Americans would assume the legislation they were pursuing was the type that would stop the surge, perhaps complimenting existing law, we learned that it was more about granting amnesty to the illegals. To the Republicans in the media, this move seemed to be defined as an attempt by Democrats to obtain more votes to further their political agenda in upcoming elections. No matter how it was labeled by either side, the fact remained, our country had a problem that needed to be solved and nothing was being done about it!
By the time July and August arrived, our media moved on to other topics and decided this story had run its course. The headlines suddenly became replaced with problems in the Middle East. ISIS controlled the news cycle as they continued to plow through Syria and Iraq, stealing money and supplies left behind by the American military after the war; equipment meant to be used by Iraq just in case something like ISIS, or Al Qaeda, decided to try what theyâ€™re currently succeeding at. As August came to a close, the children crossing the border and what was going to be done about it had disappeared from the mediaâ€™s reporting completely.
On August 7th, 2014 Abu Mosa, a spokesman for Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) said, â€œDonâ€™t be cowards and attack us with drones. Instead send your soldiers, the ones we humiliated in Iraq. We will humiliate them everywhere, God willing, and we will raise the flag of Allah in the White House,â€ he added. On August 18th, 2014 the same group issued another threat, warning, â€œWe will drown all of you in blood,â€ by making a post online.
Remember back in July, on the 8th, when Barack Obama replied to inquiries about why he wouldnâ€™t visit Texas in the midst of the surge of illegal children spilling across our borders? Here is his response to the inquiry:
â€œThereâ€™s nothing that is taking place down there that I am not intimately aware of and briefed on,â€ Obama said. â€œThis isnâ€™t theater. This is a problem. Iâ€™m not interested in photo ops; Iâ€™m interested in solving a problem. And those who say I should visit the border, when you ask them what should we be doing, theyâ€™re giving us suggestions that are embodied in legislation that Iâ€™ve already sent to Congress.â€ In other words, he was saying it wasnâ€™t his responsibility to do anything about the border. He then went on to say how he felt the problem could only be solved by Congress. He said the only way things would change is if Congress passed his legislation that theyâ€™ve ignored. The same legislation that held the condition of granting amnesty to the illegals rather than deporting them like the law currently dictates.
As our efforts in Iraq began to fall apart upon the withdrawal of troops by Obama, America watched a new terrorist group take control. In less than two months ISIS managed to destroy what we spent so many years building. Finally, on August 28th, 2014 President Barack Obama responded to the ISIS crises. â€œI donâ€™t want to put the cart before the horse,â€ he told reporters during a White House news briefing. â€œWe donâ€™t have a strategy yet. I think, uh, what Iâ€™ve seen in â€“ in some of the uh â€“ uh, news reports, uh, suggest, that uh, folks are getting a little further ahead, uh, of where weâ€™re at, uh, then we currently are.â€
Iâ€™m reminded of a quote from Abraham Lincoln that reads, â€œAmerica will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.â€
Article 4, section 4 of the Constitution reads as follows:
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.
The oath taken by our American President reads as follows:
â€œI do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.â€
If the President isnâ€™t willing to visit the border of the United States in order to gain a better understanding of what is taking place regarding all the children illegally crossing, or do anything other than shift blame onto Congress, is he living up to his oath of office? Is this surge of illegals not an invasion of America? With all the threats being made against America, by ISIS, asserting they wish to raise their flag over our White House, do our borders still not merit attention? Must we be held to the condition of allowing amnesty as a requirement before our borders are defended?
Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California make up the southern border that keeps Mexicoâ€™s citizens at bay. Aside from depending on Mexican officials to keep their people from crossing the border illegally, America has a responsibility to protect its border as well, as does the President of the United States per his oath of office. Per the Federal Government, Border patrol is used to police the area, arresting illegals as they cross then deporting them as soon as possible through Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Over time it seemed the Government was backing off of the border, forcing the states to scramble to find ways to fill in the gaps, fighting the Government with every attempted solution that was conjured then implemented. After years of arguing and bickering about what to do, the crises had reached a fever pitch and Texas Governor Rick Perry decided to do the job the Government wouldnâ€™t do, moving to protect the border of his state on his own. Within weeks the Governor was indicted on Felony charges of abusing his power for an unrelated issue. Aside from it being painfully obvious that the charges were without merit, one canâ€™t help but wonder if Obama encouraged the move in order to stop Americanâ€™s from protecting themselves or acting without Government approval â€“ to allow the invasion of our border to continue. Itâ€™s not what most wish to hear, but it appears the move against Rick Perry, considering the animosity between him and the President growing over the summer, was political and designed to force him to conform to the â€œagendaâ€ of the Government.
But why? What is the purpose? If the oath of the President is to protect the Constitution, and the Constitution says the Governments job, namely the Executive, is to protect us from invasion, is he not breaking this oath? Is it possible our President is leading an effort to destroy the United States of America as Abraham Lincoln warned us about so long ago? He did say he wanted to â€œFundamentally Transformâ€ our country. Are the choices being made by Barack Obama more than a simple transformation?
The longer President Obama is allowed to rule the Government, the more divided America becomes. With things like the IRS scandal, Benghazi, Fast & Furious, the NSA spying scandals, the VA scandal, and Obamacare, America is more divided now than it has been since the civil rights movement in the 1960â€™s. James Madison, the 4th President of the United States once said, â€œAmerica united with a handful of troops, or without a single soldier, exhibits a more forbidding posture to foreign ambition than America disunited, with a hundred thousand veterans ready for combat.â€ With the division that currently exists in our country, and efforts by the Government to squelch our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms, coupled with the Presidents attitude towards our border, are we really to believe that our Government is trying to protect us, and our Constitution?
If the media isnâ€™t informing the American people about what is going on within our Government, then America canâ€™t solve the problem. As a consequence, this lack of knowledge keeps Congress from knowing what to do as We The People struggle to articulate what weâ€™re discontent about.
Our media will give us pieces of the puzzle as issues pop up but what they wonâ€™t do is attempt to put the puzzle together so that America can gain a clear understanding of what is taking place. If we fail to see the bigger picture, then indeed Abraham Lincolnâ€™s assertions will come true and we will all be responsible for destroying America â€“ because we didnâ€™t act when we couldâ€™ve â€“ because weâ€™re not aware of what is going on. Depending on our military, after theyâ€™ve been fighting a war for over 13 years in the Middle East, is ludicrous and unrealistic! Not only has our military been depleted by a plethora of injuries and sickness (PTSD), but theyâ€™ve been drained emotionally and mentally. The further in debt we get, the less money we have to spend on the military. Our troops are getting pink slips while on the battle field as we speak because of the cuts implemented by our commander in Chief. The more the President ignores the border, the more susceptible we become to an invasion by terrorists, namely ISIS. All the information we have, regarding all these topics, comes from the media. If it wasnâ€™t for the media, weâ€™d all be clueless about whatâ€™s going on and any problems that arise would be a complete shock because of a lack of information. The â€˜Fundamental Transformationâ€™ promised to us during the 2008 campaign for President wouldâ€™ve already been completed. This would be a completely different America right now if we didnâ€™t have the media informing us all. Their work dictates our future!
Our media sources are the problem. Theyâ€™ve become more interested in access to the political elite and gift on the tax payerâ€™s dime, tip-toeing around prying questions that would get to the bottom of these problems for fear of upsetting those in charge, consequently cutting them off from the amenities offered by the powerful! Theyâ€™re more interested in appearances rather than the truth.
Recently weâ€™ve seen a problem in Ferguson, MO that has enlightened Americans as to just how much division exists between the police and the blacks in the community. As the weeks have progressed more stories have surfaced telling the story of abuse of power from the police and how it is effecting the citizenry of America. While one side of the country thinks the police are just doing their job, an increasing amount of Americanâ€™s are beginning to realize our police are looking more and more like a military rather than an entity designed to protect and serve. The more this division festers, the more enlightened we all become. If this separation between citizens and the police were applied to the media and our Government, perhaps things would change. If the two were more combative, and not so cozy with each other, perhaps weâ€™d see more truth. Instead we continue to struggle to find the truth, depending on small bits of information while we wait months to learn more details, forgetting what we once understood and starting over in our reasoning when the media decides to pick the story back up. The media is responsible for the manipulation and until we begin to hold them accountable, like we wish for our Politicians to be held accountable, things will only get worse. The problems in Missouri that have surfaced have caused anger and forced the issue of overzealous police to the surface, just as a similar anger should be expressed with regards to the media and how forthcoming our Government is, or isnâ€™t being with the American people.
If we continue to ignore the complacency of the media and their reporting, then eventually ISIS will sneak through the border, following the children that paved the way before them, and attack America as promised, consequently transforming America. Just like the event of 9/11 transformed America, another attack, especially one from an entity like ISIS, will only deepen that transformation, making this country unrecognizable. The book â€˜1984â€™ will seem like a walk in the park compared to what looms around the corner. Considering the lack of reporting on these issues, and the lack of urgency by so many within our Government, especially our President, that has sworn to protect us, itâ€™s no longer a question of â€˜ifâ€™ weâ€™ll be attacked, but when. Then, if you couldnâ€™t bring yourself to do so upon reading this entry, one must ask, â€œIs our Government attempting to create these problems?â€
Itâ€™s time to hold our Media sources accountable! Itâ€™s time to demand they find the truth, then relay it to We The People in a timely fashion, unfiltered! Itâ€™s time for a change. The change we are looking for will come from our media! How active they are will depend on how effective We The People are in holding them accountable. The Media is the answer to our problems and it is up to We The People to force them to do their jobs. If we donâ€™t turn up the heat on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, FOX, and the other mainstream sources, then we canâ€™t expect anything to change. Instead these problems will perpetuate and the only puzzle that will come together will be the picture that is painted in the history books, when America was no more.
â€œThe preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly consideredâ€¦ deeply â€¦ finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.â€ â€“ George Washington
2 Comments on “The Media”
Wonderful piece, well written and easy to follow. I look forward to reading more of your articles.