cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
Politicians seem to have great difficulty in doing the right thing whenever they sense there are votes at stake. The few who do the right thing in spite of votes being at risk are rare; they are so rare as to be nearly non-existent as office holders. Most end up being former office holders either because they can no longer stomach the requirements of their office or because the voters could no longer stomach them.
I have succumbed to a set of emotional responses to the illegal immigration subject of which I am not particularly proud, but in which I feel justified. I am angry. I am in a state of disbelief. And, I am disgusted.
I was angry as I listened to the Mexican president berate us and
We have a serious problem on our southern border.
I view this with a high level of disbelief that our country has sunk to this low so far as the defense of its southern border. There are very obvious things that can be done that do not demean those desiring entry. We could simply use the Mexican government’s approach which requires people to cross its borders legally, and which requires that they establish their identity, and that they establish they are capable of supporting themselves once in our country, and that they be able to produce the documentation that proves that.
I am disgusted with our current administration and with our last administration and with the administration before that, all of which have permitted this to go on largely unchecked.
Angry, disbelieving and disgusted. That pretty well sums up where I’m at today even as I try to avoid such feelings. I need help to overcome my shortcomings; I need a government that does what is right rather than simply what is propitious for its own perpetuation.