Discord & Dissension-Part XIII-The Administrative State

In this week’s episode of mine and Jeff’s project, Jeff reminds us all just why it is so important that we vote Trump and his band of crooked cronies out in November. If the people of this country weren’t convinced that Donald Trump & Co are out to destroy our government before, then they surely must be after the bungling ineptitude of the past two months! Thanks Jeff … great post!!!

On The Fence Voters

As my friend Jill and I have been pointing out over the last several months of our project, the issues that confront us in this year’s election are enormous and growing by the minute. While many Americans may not have realized how crucial good government is to our well-being before, they certainly do now. We see, in real-time, what an incompetent and unresponsive government can do to a society. Lives continue to be lost at an alarming rate, while the leader of the free world dithers and blames everyone but himself.

Unfortunately, though, our current president and the Republican Party paved the way for this. When a political party believes that government should only exist for security purposes, and not much else, what you see is what you get.

This mantra is nothing new. The attack on the government by the Republican Party began many years ago, highlighted by none…

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7 thoughts on “Discord & Dissension-Part XIII-The Administrative State

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  2. That’s it circle-jerks blame someone else for your screw ups!
    Whatever happened to ‘The Buck Stops Here’?
    Mind you I shouldn’t be too harsh. If anyone asks me. ‘But yes, why are you such a hard-line socialist?’ all I have to say is :
    ‘Republican Party. USA’

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    • A number of ways of answering your question. First, possibly when Trump read the sign “The Buck Stops Here”, he took ‘buck’ to mean the slang for dollar. But, he is not the man Harry S. Truman was, and Trump’s motto is “I don’t take responsibility at all” as he said when asked if he took some of the responsibility for his bungling the coronavirus testing. Yes, the republican party … is the party of liars, cheats, and con artists.

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      • Lyrics
        Once the religious, the hunted and weary
        Chasing the promise of freedom and hope
        Came to this country to build a new vision
        Far from the reaches of Kingdom and pope
        Like good Christians some would burn the witches
        Later some got slaves to gather riches
        But still from near and far to seek America
        They came by thousands, to court the wild
        But she just patiently smiled and bore a child
        To be their spirit and guiding light
        And once the ties with the crown had been broken
        Westward in saddle and wagon it went
        And till the railroad linked ocean to ocean
        Many the lives which had come to an end
        While we bullied, stole and bought a homeland
        We began the slaughter of the red man
        But still from near and far to seek America
        They came by thousands to court the wild
        But she just patiently smiled and bore a child
        To be their spirit and guiding light
        The Blue and Grey they stomped it
        They kicked it just like a dog
        And when the war was over
        They stuffed it just like a hog
        And though the past has its share of injustice
        Kind was the spirit in many a way
        But its protectors and friends have been sleeping
        Now it’s a monster and will not obey
        The spirit was freedom and justice
        And its keepers seemed generous and kind
        Its leaders were supposed to serve the country
        But now they won’t pay it no mind
        Cause the people grew fat and got lazy
        Now their vote is a meaningless joke
        They babble about law and order
        But it’s all just an echo of what they’ve been told
        Yeah, there’s a monster on the loose
        It’s got our heads into the noose
        And it just sits there watchin’
        The cities have turned into jungles
        And corruption is stranglin’ the land
        The police force is watching the people
        And the people just can’t understand
        We don’t know how to mind our own business
        ‘Cause the whole world’s got to be just like us
        Now we are fighting a war over there
        No matter who’s the winner we can’t pay the cost
        ‘Cause there’s a monster on the loose
        It’s got our heads into the noose
        And it just sits there watchin’
        America, where are you now
        Don’t you care about your sons and daughters
        Don’t you know we need you now
        We can’t fight alone against the monster
        America, where are you now
        Don’t you care about your sons and daughters
        Don’t you know we need you now
        We can’t fight alone against the monster
        America…America…America…America…

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          • Here’s another one. Written in 1975…
            This is so damn apt for the UK, since the government were caught so flat footed by the pandemic and have been playing catch-up since.

            Lyrics
            Say it ain’t so Joe, please say it ain’t so
            That’s not what I want to hear Joe
            Ain’t I got a right to know
            Say it ain’t so Joe, please say it ain’t so
            I’m sure they’re telling us lies Joe
            Please tell us it ain’t so
            They told us our hero has played his trump card
            He doesn’t know how to go on
            We’re clinging to his charm and determined smile
            But the good old days are gone
            The image and the empire may be falling apart
            The money has goten scarce
            One man’s word held the country together
            But the truth is getting fierce
            Say it ain’t so Joe, please say it ain’t so
            We pinned our hopes on you Joe
            And they’re ruining our show

            (apologies if I’ve sent this one before, it’s my song of 2020)

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