Thursday, March 26, 2009

What Ails Us

The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
~ W. B. Yeats

In the year 1921, the poet summed up the current troubled state of America.

I am not only depressed, but more than a little frightened by what is transpiring within the Federal government.  How far down this road do we find we have passed the last exit, the turning point at which there is no going back to the U.S.A. as we know it?

At what stage in the wild spending do we fully realize that the hope of a better tomorrow for our children, and our grandchildren, has been buried under the crushing, disinterested weight of a boundless presidential ego?

How many pointless press conferences can be held, leaving how many questions left unanswered? How many segments of industry, technology, and economy will be dismantled and reconstructed in the image and likeness of Obama's Utopian vision?  Will average Americans continue to tolerate this unprecedented chaos, or will we--as a people--rise to object?

I hope "We the People" have the will and the voice to challenge the incalculable harm that is being done to our country.  There are many trillions of reasons why we should.