Congress Is Our Kryptonite

Friday, May 17, 2019

This is my opinion about a few things supported by some factual statements and I do not ask anyone to change their mind or take any kind of action based on my Constitutionally protected freedom of expression.

First, I struggled to find anything kind to say about Congress. The best I can come up with is they have a very nice building in which to “work.” Beyond this, I can find no words that I want credited to me expressing my disappointment in their performance for more years than I care to recall. If America is Superman then Congress is our Kryptonite; they weaken us to the point of death.

Second, no registered to vote American citizen should be pleased to hear any member of Congress say, “two/three/four or other term member.” This is an affront to logic and no one should get more than one term. You cannot argue that experience in Congress helps our country; maybe the person and their party but not America.  

Third, the facts about Congress are clear: Medicare is broke, Social Security is broke, our nation’s medical and mental healthcare system for veterans and military service personnel is abysmal and embarrassing, our roads, highways and bridges are tinkering on the verge of collapse, public education is underwhelming.

There is not a single member of Congress today who has the intellect, leadership skills, or courage to take on the great challenges facing our country. Nope, they all march to their party’s tune in order to ensure fundraising, re-election, and the promotion of their agenda. Congress is the perfect example of, “when all is said and done more is said than done.”

Lastly, members of Congress are not to blame for all of our nation’s woes and problems. American’s citizens (me included) are responsible for the failures. We get to vote yet we do not and when we do it’s based on party allegiance, a clever slogan, the candidate’s appearance, or apathy toward the entire process.

Americans: Rise up. Do better.

God Bless America.

Dewayne Belew


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