Just reading this morning how the IRS “mistakenly” erased a number of emails showing that they were targeting the Tea Party.
Do you remember a time when we were actually held accountable for our actions?
The “Rolling Stone” rape accuser, the woman who lied for what, exactly – attention? As well as the reporter who broke her story – what’s happened to either of them? Nothing.
NBC’s Brian Williams, shown to have lied numerous times to viewers about stories he was covering. What happened to him? No firing, just a shuffling to another job somewhere else within the company (MSNBC).
We have Hillary and Benghazi – lies and yet zero accountability there, and then we have her email server – lies and yet zero accountability there. We have lies and no accountability with the Clinton Foundation, and Hillary’s lies about either a) not being in bed with and a Wall Street “fat cat” herself, or b) pretending that she’s somehow a “defender” of the middle class.
Then we have Obama, lies about him going to have the most transparent government in history. Lies about the trade deal, lies about the nuke deal, no accountability there, either. And how about ISIS? Lies about this government’s intentions, lies about having a strategy, lies about what people knew and when they knew them.
On the Republican side we have lies and no accountability about fracking and the Clean Air & Water Act. We have lies and no accountability regarding 9/11 and the relationship between the Bush and Saudi governments, and no accountability sought for the millions that came in from the ISI or who was trading airline stocks short the morning of.
We have Republican candidates on the campaign trail lying that they can or will repeal Obamacare.
We have Miss Teen Americas are up there saying, “yes I publicly drank and did drugs underage, but let me get away with all that because I’m really a nice person.”
We have A “Community Organization” (ACORN) telling a pimp and a hooker how to lie and rip off the government only after letting their director embezzle millions from the company and get off scott-free. All lies and no accountability there.
And how about the big banks who ran our economy into the ground? All bonuses paid. No new legislations that have either meant or have done anything. Barely any firings, no one went to jail. Lies about what happened and by whom, zero accountability anywhere at either the government or private sector level.
And the #Occupy clowns that followed these assholes? Vandalizing, looting, even raping – with barely even a charge.
Later we’d have similar idiots in the form of rioters and looters in Baltimore who were not only left to vandalize and burn a city down causing hundreds of thousands if not millions in damage, but are left without any punishment for doing so, either. Their Mayor? Not my fault, not my problem.
And last but not least, we have a con-artist woman wishing and pretending to be African-American reaping the benefits of her position at NAACP, and a slew of idiot “Fair Share” Liberals defending her rather than calling her out for the liar that she is. It’s “Not my fault, not my problem” apparently with her, too.
When I was young, if I lied or tried to duck accountability for something – even the smallest of things – I got my ass-whipped the moment it appeared that I was even trying to do either. Punishment was swift and fair. Perhaps as a result, being honest and being accountable not only was the better way to go in terms of less punishment, it actually felt better, too as it was better overall.
As a grown-up, I’m accountable to my clients, my employees, and my colleagues who I’m thankful to say still value such words as honesty and integrity amongst ourselves.
It shudders me to think about the world that exists outside our doors, however, along with the people we’re electing and those who our kids are idolizing.