DECEIVED AND MISLEAD BY OUR LEADERS

DAILY VERITATIS

14MAY2013

INTRODUCTION: This past Saturday I was privileged to spend the day trout fishing on the Little Red River in Heber Springs, Arkansas. It is a beautiful river where trophy trout are waiting to be caught by anglers from around the state. Visitors to our state arrive from all over the world to try their skill at landing a huge Brown trout. I read the record was landed in 1992 and weighed over 40 pounds. Now that’s a trout. Sadly, I did not come close to pulling in a fish that size.

During the day I reflected on the current state of affairs our nation is experiencing. It is commonplace to read of scandal and embarrassing events plaguing our country. Each day’s news brings more information before us. I am appalled by the scandals:

  • THE BENGHAZI TERRORIST ATTACK
  • FORMER GENERAL PETRAEUS LEAVES THE CIA IN DISGRACE
  • ABORTION DOCTOR, KERMIT GOSNELL CONVICTED OF MURDER
  • DEBAUCHED KIDNAPPER AND SEXUAL DEVIATE ARIEL CASTRO EXPOSED
  • INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE PROFILING TEA PARTY MEMBERS AND CONSERVATIVES
  • PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION DECEIVING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE REPEATEDLY
  • FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE, HILLARY CLINTON MISLEADING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

While I remain optimistic, I am cautious. There are too many variables. Let me state for the record, I love our nation and swore an oath to defend it. I remember the day when I raised my right hand (26May2009) and said, “I, Brandt Smith, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.” Immediately after I lowered my right hand the Colonel took hold of my right hand and while clasping my hand said, “Do not fail.”

This was a day I will never forget.

OBSERVATION: Individuals trusted to safeguard our nation have deviated from their commitment, their oath. It’s disheartening.

When I began this blog posting I mentioned I was fishing on the Little Red River in Heber Springs, Arkansas. I was there with one of my sons. As we were packing up our fishing gear and securing the boat onto the trailer, I turned to him and said, “Son, democracy works when “we the people” have confidence in our leaders. It falls apart when that trust is broken. We are now entering a time of “broken trust” and leaders are unchecked and unrestrained.” The ride home was mostly quiet.

  • If men like General Petraeus fail, what are average and below average men to do?
  • If terrorists can infiltrate our borders and attack at will, who is safe?
  • If abortionists can murder babies for years without scrutiny, what happens to our elderly?
  • If our federal government can take away our right to bear arms, how do we protect ourselves from evil?
  • If the Secretary of State can repeatedly make deceptive statements regarding Benghazi for the purpose of misleading the public, do we dare consider Hillary Clinton as a viable candidate for the highest office in the land?
  • If President Obama’s leadership is so poor, why was he reelected and how can we trust the office of the president in the future?

CONCLUSION: We are looking for political and military solutions to spiritual problems. We may simply be reaping what has been sown for the last several decades. I resolve to do the following:

  • I will take a stand for what is right, wholesome and true
  • I will stand against poor leadership in my government (local, state and national)
  • I will continue to be a proud American seeking to influence my generation and future generations
  • I will speak up and hold my ground
  • I believe in a strong America
  • I believe the issues presented by the Republican National Committee help maintain our strength
    • I can be a Republican and a Christian without compromise
    • I believe I can vote my conscience as a Republican by supporting candidates who hold many of the same values I hold

As a Republican my choice is—

  • Strength over uncertainty.  I can’t get that with the Obama administration
  • Results based upon strategic thought leadership as opposed to Democratic rhetoric that promises everything, but in the end creates dependency
  • Optimism and forward movement over pessimism and regression leading  to oppression
  • Opportunity
  • Freedom from fear

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 God Bless America,

Brandt

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One thought on “DECEIVED AND MISLEAD BY OUR LEADERS

  1. As an 8 year veteran of the USAF, I have to agree with you wholeheartedly. I never questioned the orders that were given to me and did my duty and job to the best of my ability all the time I was in.
    I was proud to do it and have never once had any cause for regret. But sadly now with so many of the elected officials in Washington being brought forward on so many charges of absolutely disgraceful activities, I am ashamed of my government and how we as Americans look to the rest of the world now days.
    A commander in chief who does our soldiers utter disrespect with his actions while bowing down to those who would have this country fall.
    A secretary of state who had the audacity to say “What does it matter” to a committee when 4 Americans lay dead from the misdealings of HER command.
    So many people in congress who only want to look for more ways to enrich their own pockets instead of working for the good of the country.
    We are rapidly spiraling down into the gutter of a third world country that will have no respect or help from all those countries that we have helped out in the past.
    We need to enforce some existing laws, give up on trying to change things that don’t need to be changed yet (ie the foolishness of gun control and immigration reform) first and get back to the ideals that made us great and a model that others wanted to be like.
    To all those who sneak into this country and then complain, I say go back to your own country and make changes there. We really don’t need you.
    Unless we stand up soon and make a solid stand for the rights that our forefathers were wise enough to set up for us, we are going to be unable to keep our heritage and country in a form that we can be proud of.

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