The British must be laughing at us. We shake our heads and wonder why they have tolerated, if not worshipped, their royalty, while we, unofficially, do the same.
In England, the prime minister is burdened with the task of running the country. He does the heavy lifting while the royals carry nothing at all. They are coddled in luxury. The queen is one of the richest people on earth, but the state supports her lavish lifestyle and that of the entire royal family. It caters to their every whim.
Queen Elizabeth expects the “royal treatment,” much like our would-be queen, Hillary.
Most politicians are called by their surnames: Governors Walker, Bush and Jindal; Senators Cruz, Paul and Rubio; Dr. Carson; etc., but not Mrs. Clinton. It is simply Hillary. It’s on her campaign posters, buttons and signs.
Some believe it’s to separate herself from her husband. She shunned his surname until it became necessary to hide her feminist leanings in order to help him regain the Arkansas governor’s mansion. Once in the White House, it was Hillary Rodham-Clinton and now it is simply “Hillary.”
This is how it is done with the royals. A monarch only uses his or her given name, as in Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, etc. Read the rest of this entry »
The U.S. is no longer a world power to be respected by our friends and feared by by our enemies. It is not that we don’t have the might to protect our borders or the ability to defend our allies and our interests abroad, its that we no longer have the will.
As the world watches in disbelief, we appear too weak to rescue our citizens trapped in Yemen, a war-torn country we abandoned shortly after Obama held it up as a counter terrorism success story. Read the rest of this entry »
My soul was troubled as I entered the sanctuary last Sunday. My country has turned its back on Israel. Our president is working on a deal that will leave Iran just two weeks from having the deadliest weapon the world has ever known. Meanwhile, that pariah nation is carving up the Middle East, along with other Islamic extremists while we do virtually nothing. A regional war seems inevitable, a war that could turn into WWIII.
It was if our pastor had read my mind. His sermon was on war, more specifically, the most important battle ever fought. It help me get things back into their proper perspective.
This battle was not between soldiers of opposing armies. It occurred in a garden outside of Jerusalem. It was a battle from within. Read the rest of this entry »
The U.S. government has far too many overpaid employees who do little or nothing. Once hired they are virtually impossible to fire. They can come in, or not. They can sleep on their desks for the better part of the day and they are protected by a system that, more often than not, rewards failure and punishes accomplishment.
That said, I must offer my apologies to the thousands of sincere, selfless government employees who come in and do their very best for God and country every day in spite of the mess we’ve created for them.
Far worse than the career government employees are some of the 7,000 or so political appointees who serve at the pleasure of the president. They are completely untouchable. Many are unqualified for the jobs they now hold and may have little or no knowledge of the agencies that they now control. Some say that these political appointees lord it over the rank and file who are simply attempting to do their jobs.
Now, let me nominate a woman who should go down as the very worst government employee in U.S. history. Her name is Hilary Clinton. Her claim to fame is that she married a charismatic politician and rode his coattails to the White House, to a seat in the U.S. Senate and to the job of Secretary of State. Read the rest of this entry »
I know it’s early, but if I could pick the 2016 nominees for president and vice president out of a crowded Republican field today, the choice would be easy: Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina.
My reasoning is simple: They are the only non-politicians who are worthy of serious consideration for the top job. The former has already formed an exploratory committee. The latter is exploring, exploring.
Both have succeeded at the highest levels in the real world: Carson in medicine, Fiorina in business. Both have management experience, Carson as director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins, the youngest division head in the history of the institution, and Fiorina, who as CEO of Hewlett-Packard was the first female to head a Fortune 50 company. Read the rest of this entry »