Baseless assertions repeated relentlessly are simply lies disguised as propositions.
Evidence is the only thing considered completely unnecessary by the witch hunters.
Noxious impacts on America and its politics of arouse no concern among the self-serving.
Genuine patriotism is conspicuously absent among the partisan inquisitors.
Hollow claims of sympathy for the fallen and their families are mere propaganda.
Ambition and antipathy are the true motivations of the self-righteous persecutors.
Zero worthy intentions fill the entire slate of goals pursued by these charlatans.
Infamy is the only proper outcome for those who make pawns of slain heroes.
Reactionary politicians and right-wing media have relentlessly conducted and actively campaigned for these unending investigations. The two groups have even coordinating with one another to skew evidence. “On February 6, Fox host Bill O’Reilly demanded that Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) subpoena former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to re-litigate one of Fox’s favorite conspiracy theories, and on January 27, host Greta Van Susteren demanded the release of facts already in the public record.” Fox has since continued to push the Benghazi hoax — ignoring numerous, nonpartisan, competent investigations that have turned up no evidence of political scandal.
The Pentagon has reported that responding to requests from the inquisitors has “cost taxpayers and the Pentagon millions of dollars and wasted thousands of hours of personnel time, according to the Associated Press.” Beyond the squandered funds, inquisitions sow seeds of distrust, put grit in the gears of governance, and strain the bonds that connect us and rend the social contract.
Genuine investigations aimed at finding fact and developing solutions are often beneficial; show trials never are. Every person elected to federal office takes an oath to the Constitution. They swear to preserve, protect, and defend it. They vow true faith and allegiance to it. This means they will govern responsively and responsibly. Those who use their positions to obstruct and subvert the United States government are scoundrels and they are unfit for office.
These are again times that try our souls; will we prove to be summer soldiers and sunshine patriots or will we stand our country now and earn the love and thanks of men and women living and as yet unborn? Our votes and actions in the near and distant future will answer this definitively no matter what we say.
About the Author: Larry Conley
I live in Allegheny County, PA. I am married and a father of twins. I served in the U S Army and saw hostile fire in Vietnam. When I was in the Army I took and oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. I have never rescinded that oath. br> For whatever time remains for me, I will do all in my power to answer the question, "What can I do for my country?" br > View My Profile