Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I Think Therefore I'm Pissed

Roger Clemens was acquitted of lying to congress about using performance enhancing drugs, Barry Bonds was given thirty days for obstruction in a similar case.  The use of performance enhancing drugs by professional athletes has become a newsy hot button in recent years, but regardless of your opinion of the practice I have only one question:

What in hell is the US congress doing in the middle of it?

This is so far out of the realm of congressional oversight as to be clownish.  Even more clownish than some of the other crap that they pull.

Maybe the secret to having a more rational society is to make congress a part time position.  Then they would have to address meaningful national situations in the short time they were assembled rather than scouting around for things to legislate, or investigate, or rant about.

It seems to me that they spend way too much time trying to legislate the moral character of the country into an arbitrary theological box while pulling back from addressing the real issue a government is responsible for: the health and wellbeing of the population.

In this country, people should not go hungry, should not be without shelter, should not be without proper health care.  In this country we should ALL pay our fair share to help an efficient, honest government provide the infrastructure we need.  And we should ALL vote to obtain such a government.

Why don't we.

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