Today we have confirmed that the US congress is unashamedly corrupt. So said federal investigators who identified two congressmen. It appears that most of the present Senators and Representatives apparently, are paying more attention to their personal bank accounts than to the American peoples' growth and development.
Unfortunately corruption is not simply bribes , Washington manipulations and criminal lobbying , it is also blatantly lying to the American people. It is also anti people and pro-corruption to undermine the American peoples interest by misinforming and misinterpreting facts just to incite racial insecurities, to gain votes.
The American people are this country's treasures. They should have the best human beings servicing them at all times. These servants of the people, must display progressive and not backward thinking. They must be innovative and not restrictive or conservative in seeking methods of problem solving.
Following the years 1992 - 1999, the period 2000 - 2006 (the present) have been the most oppressively backward in the history of the USA . The personnel in the White House and the Majority in the Congress have combined to be the most unimaginative, corrupted, depressing and untalented leadership a super power country could ever hope not to have.
We were attacked in the most gruesome way on 9/11 but we turned a national grief into an international disgrace of historic porportions. It is almost a daily occurence at the top, national tasks are accomplished with laughable solutions. Our President provides more comic material for comedians than all the Presidents in the past put together.
The latest fumble has been the issue of undocumented immigrants also known as illegal immigrants .Our leadership totally oblivious of our historic responsiblity as the world's leading country, has suddenly in response to the embarassing glare of the debacle called the "War in Iraq" launched a counter battle against the people with the least protection in the USA, THE IMMIGRANTS.
Now almost every country on this Planet is bordered by another country. Some of the international wars today are inspired and encouraged by activities that has to do with lines of demarcation and the folks that move between and over these lines. The USA has been fortunate to have friendly neighbors that migrate from the North to escape the the icy days of Canada . Our neighbors to the South migrate mostly to look for work at the lowest entry levels wherever they exist in prosperous cities.
You will think that for all our intellectual brilliance and fabulous democratic principles we would lead the way , as leaders of the( ???? ) world and a welcoming country, in finding a well reasoned solution to the folks who came desperately and are working without documentation .
The weakness of our leadership is on display for the world to see. It is further evident by the articles written in the Orlando Sunday Sentinel newspapers by Senator Mel. Martinez and U.S. Rep. Tom Feeney both republicans.
In his article Sen. Martinez says " Last week the United States Senate took an historic step forward in crafting a comprehensive immigration policy that reflects the best of America. The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 serves our legacy of being a welcoming nation, while at the sametime firmly setting in place provisions that will secure our borders".
In his article Rep. Tom Feeney says, "At a time when the American people's trust in our government and in our leaders has never been lower, the United States Senate privides perfect example of why this level of mistrust exist. In contradiction to the clear desires of a majority of our citizens, the Senate last week passed an immigration bill that not only would surrender borders, but effectively would provide amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants." Both articles were printed alongside each other on Sunday May 28 ,2006.
On one hand Senator Martinez , an immigrant himself, sees America as the forefathers envisioned it becoming , a welcoming nation that progressively corrects flaws in its systems as it becomes evident or over problematic.
On the other hand Rep . Feeney, represents a finicky ,backward view of America, that relies on mistruths and misrepresentations to gain support. Rep Feeney is just one of the many congressmen that bankrupt of ideas and should not be anywhere near the esteemed halls of our Capitol. This country needs talented leadership that are at least one step ahead of the people inspiring them . Rep. Feeney sounds like the old 'Jim Crow' leadership of the old South, dressed in todays' hip hop clothing. This is the kind of corruption in thinking that will surely destroy the Empire.