Dictionary time

Posted: 03/10/2015 in Screwed
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Look up ambiguous in the dictionary and you’ll get: “open to or having several possible meanings or interpretations”.  What you won’t see is a picture of me, and yet I am currently the perfect portrait of ambiguous.  That is because, in general, I prefer that our government, whether local, state, or country, do as little as possible.  It’s not that I don’t believe government has a place in our lives — I do.  It’s just that instead of doing the stuff they should do (take care of the citizens in areas where the citizens can’t take care of themselves), governments concern themselves mostly with grandstanding and vote getting.  Little things like border security or the health and welfare of the common person are left to fall by the wayside.  So I’m perfectly happy when they tie themselves up in knots and wind up doing nothing.  I don’t like paying for them to do nothing, but it beats the alternative.

So when the Conservative Republican bloc of the Senate decided they were going to write a letter to Iran’s government stating that they should, instead of negotiating a treaty with the President, remember that the President was a temporary position, while their positions were permanent, and they were going to block any such treaty, no matter what Iran agreed to do, I became ambiguous.  On the one hand, they’re tying things up in knots, on the other, they’re actively trying to force a war with Iran.  This is nothing new, of course, that group has been trying to get us into a war with Iran since the 90s.  But going around our international figurehead (the President) and trying to start a war all by themselves seems a bit too much for me.  That eats into the “security” aspect of their jobs, and more than anything, seems like treason.  Plus they were pretty snotty about the whole thing, and I think public figures should act more adult than that.  (Okay, I think Santa Claus should bring me money at Xmas too, but … never mind, I’m getting off the subject.)

Go look up traitor and you’ll see: “a person who commits treason by betraying his or her country”.  What you won’t see, but should, is a picture of the Republican Senate.


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