Why am I hammering this “trust” issue? Because trust is necessary for our form of government to function properly. Is President Obama speaking to schoolchildren a big deal? Probably not. So why the outcry? I’ll give you a guess and a hint. It’s one word that ends in “ust”. America, beyond the people who have some strange marketing type loyalty to President Obama, does not trust the man or the government anymore. It’s not hard to figure out why.
This week brings another withdrawal from the trust bank. Congressman Charlie Rangel who heads up a committee on taxation, is a tax cheat. Oh, so is his staff. This is no longer a government “of the people.” “Of the people” tells me that while you are working in government, you stay on the same level as the average citizen. That’s not happening.
From senators getting sweetheart mortgage deals to tax cheats, this government of ours is now “of the elites.” What’s the solution? Oh, well, getting back to that anchor. Part of the anchor is this statement “We are a nation of laws, not of men.” Time to purge Congress and government in general of the criminal element. This needs to be pushed home. These people are criminals. Treat them the same as you would the average citizen who decides to not declare half his income on his tax form. Then work on lowering the tax burden, if that’s the problem.
The “trust bank” is running on empty. The first order of business is for government to start putting deposits back into that bank. Do that by purging the criminals and become a government “of the people” again. Next, go back to the anchor. Then start doing the basics like: reading bills, respecting constituents and citizenry, and being for America not your party. Finally, start trusting the people again.