|Dr. Ada M. Fisher|
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Citizen Anger Unleashed
Observing the back and
forth of recent state primary elections, it is evident neither party gets
it--the electorate ain't buying what is being sold. Being witnessed isn’t
a forensic autopsy but rather a political clinical review for lessons to be
learned needing preventive measures outlined for healing/averting future
cases of the disease infecting election selections.
It is clear that the rank and file don't understand how the top party organizations run with many believing it is at the will of PACS and vested interest rather than the grassroots. A rebellion has begun again with too many too willing to give up on democracy daring to consider turning this republic even more to the European type socialism. Bernie Sanders reflects this ideology more than others. Trump has more diversity on his staff than any candidate running yet the media feeds a surging black rebellion aimed at him rather than look beneath his organizational veil to his foundations. Trump and Sanders both reflect calls for a different direction. What isn't seen and better understood is what is behind the scenes.
The 2016 presidential races are a media fracas where a CBS executive has noted, Trump has made them a lot of money. Neglected is the free media passes given Hilary Clinton where her evidence of guilt with her email carelessness as well as the lack of investigation into the Clinton Foundations conflicts of interest in accepting foreign monies are likely a challenge to national security. It is clear that the nation’s security forces and its supervising Congress has neither the will nor cojones to indict and prosecute her for violations akin to what was done to General David Petraeus or charges of treason which should be considered for Edward Snowden. The willingness to consider Ted Cruz as President, who wasn’t even born in the nation, is willing to deny the 14th Amendment protections to those children born in the nation to parents who aren’t here legally and who until two years ago hadn’t given up his Canadian citizenship, should give us all pause.
The barbershops and beauty salons, as do businesses and families in the nation, mull over these issues and worry that they will lose things that aren’t even constitutional mandates such as college education funds, health care benefits, food stamps and other perceived entitlements. The nation’s debt now approaches $20 Trillion dollars with no true thought or discussions held on how it will be reduced as the Treasury continues to raid the Social Security Funds and impound retirement options to barely touch the interest on our malignant unharnessed spending as we race faster towards socialism.
Another unfortunate side bar of this election and going forward is the inability of anyone who isn't stacked with money or rich backers to become President. Vetting the candidates is something that needs better management for as each state continues doing its own thing, the nation suffers. A non-partisan panel from random states with bipartisan congressional oversight, should confidentially require information on citizenship, social security, tax compliance, criminal background, health soundness and other questions essential to a president’s well-being. This would quiet the Birthers or possibly prevent another disastrous depression such as that with Thomas F. Eagleton (Vice Presidential choice of George McGovern). By the same token it might also eliminate possible greatness from a man like polio inflicted Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
On any given day Clinton is beatable by Republicans whose enthusiasm is up though the perception of lack of engagement with minorities persists. As predictable the democrats fall back strategy depends on its reliable pandering to black voters, particularly in the south and in urban areas where their crumbs are often too little too late. Both may not be enough to catch the wave.
What we as a nation lack is confidence in our ability to rise above our problems. In a nation torn by religious strife, faith and hope are waning as reality rears its head helping us act as less than we are. What we love about this nation seems loss as we perceive our weaknesses as other than they are when laws aren’t enforced, citizen protections become trampled and homeland security fractured by a stealth invasion of disruption by enemies both foreign and domestic. Too many citizens engage in the gambles of life through lottery tickets, hitting the casinos, spending for degrees with no future, failing to save for retirement, sexual flings hoping not to get diseases or caught, debts which we can't pay and a host of other chances from which the casino magnate has made billions thereby capitalizing on our weaknesses. As W. C. Fields notes there is “a sucker born every minute.”
I was just asked last night if I was a Conservative and if so what type? My answer was, is and always will be, I am a constitutionalist and if it isn’t in the constitution we shouldn’t be doing it. The part missed by conservatives on Judge Antonin Scalia (a Catholic) was his ability to engage with his judicial opposition, e.g. hunting with Judge Elena Kagen or indulging the classics with Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg (both Jews). If we are too move forward as a nation, we must do it with some civility, agree to disagree and abide by the majority rule concepts unless such infringes on our constitutional liberties.
Dr. Ada M. Fisher is a physician, licensed teacher in secondary education—Mathematics and Science, former School Board Member, Medical Director in a Fortune 500 Company and as well as the NC Republican National Committee Woman. Her book, Common Sense Conservative Prescriptions Solutions for What Ails Us, Book I may be ordered through any bookstore or purchased on line through Amazon.com or thecreatespaceStore.com or on Kindle. Contact her at P. O. Box 777; Salisbury, NC 28145; DrFisher@DrAdaMFIsher.org