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WHY ARE WE SPENDING SO MUCH VALUABLE TIME AND MONEY SLAPPING THE WRIST OF MEN, FOR DOING WHAT WE HAVE ALLOWED THEM TO DO FOR CENTURIES ON END.

FINALLY, IT HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED AS DISGUSTING, DEBILITATING, UNACCEPTABLE, AND INEXCUSABLE. INSTEAD OF BRINGING UP THE ‘DIRTY’ PAST, WHY NOT JUST MOVE FORWARD. YES, I AGREE, THESE MEN CAN NOT GO UNPUNISHED. BUT IF WE WERE TO BRING ONE TO JUSTICE, WE MUST BRING ALL. AND THAT WOULD BE A FORMIDABLE TASK.

TODAY OUR CONGRESS IS FIGHTING OVER TAX REFORM, HEALTHCARE,  AND THE BUDGET. (NOTICE HOW QUICK THEY GOT THROUGH THE BUDGET?) WHEN YOU, AS TAXPAYERS, LOOK AT THE BUDGET, BE SURE YOU BE SURE TO RESEARCH THE SETTLEMENTS MADE FROM ALL THE PREVIOUS SEXUAL HARASSMENT CHARGES. RATHER THAN GO THROUGH AN EMBARRASSING INVESTIGATION AND A TRIAL, OUR CONGRESS (??) DECIDED TO PAY OFF THE ACCUSERS. WHY IS IT THEIR DECISION? DO THEY REALLY CARE?  IT’S TAX PAYERS MONEY ANYWAY; AND SO THEY PAY FOR THE SINS OF THEIR FELLOW LAWMAKERS AND MOVE ON.

WHY NOT WE AS A PEOPLE, ALSO MOVE ON? WE CAN INSIST ON STOPPING THIS NONSENSE HERE AND NOW!

LET’S START WITH A LAW, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, THAT NO FEDERAL MONIES BE USED TO PAY FOR THE UNFATHOMABLE DEEDS OF OUR REPRESENTATIVES. IF AN ACCUSATION IS MADE, LET THE INDIVIDUAL DEFEND HIMSELF, AND BEAR THE COST OF DEFENSE. HE CAN BE ON FORCED SUSPENSION, WITHOUT PAY, UNTIL THE MATTER IS SETTLED. FURTHERMORE, HE SHOULD BE GIVEN A LIMIT OF TIME BEFORE HIS SUSPENSION IS MADE PERMANENT. AND HE COULD LOSE A PORTION OF HIS RETIREMENT, AND MADE TO PAY FOR HIS OWN HEALTH BENEFITS DURING THE SUSPENSION.

IN OUR QUEST AS A NATION, TO BE JUST AND FAIR, WE HAVE ALLOWED A PASS TO MUCH UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR BY OUR REPRESENTATIVES IN WASHINGTON. IT IS TIME FOR TOUGH LOVE!  WE, AS TAXPAYERS, WORK HARD FOR OUR MONEY, AND THE WASHINGTON ESTABLISHMENT DOES A GOOD JOB OF THROWING IT AWAY FOR ISSUES AND SUBSIDIES FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR ‘BACKERS’.

IT IS TIME THEY CONCENTRATE ON THE JOB WE PAY THEM TO DO; FOR US, FOR OUR FUTURE, FOR OUR CHILDREN, FOR OUR COUNTRY. TOO LONG WE HAVE ALLOWED THEM A FREE RIDE AT OUR EXPENSE. NOW, WE MUST DEMAND THEY PERFORM AS OUR CONSTITUTION SETS FORTH, AS OUR FOUNDERS PRESCRIBED, TO MAINTAIN A TRUE AND DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC.

INSTEAD OF DWELLING ON THE PAST, LET US LOOK FORWARD TO THE FUTURE. DURING THIS TIME OF THANKSGIVING, WE SHOULD ALL BE THANKFUL FOR THE “PLANET-OF-PLENTY” WE HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO INHABIT; THE BEAUTY AND SPLENDOR WE OBSERVE EACH DAY, AND THE LOVE THAT COULD BE SHARED, IF WE ALLOWED IT.

THINK OF ALL OF THIS ON THIS THANKSGIVING DAY, WHILE YOU ARE THANKING YOUR CREATOR FOR THE GOOD THAT YOU HAVE AS AN INDIVIDUAL. AND PRAY FOR A BETTER TOMORROW FOR THOSE LESS FORTUNATE.

The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author and are not not necessarily either shared or endorsed by iPatriot.com.

Jean Coulard

Retired Office manager, Food Service Director; 2+ years College; One (1) year Kitchen Management / New York Culinary School, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

 

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