Stay with me on this one.
You’re sitting in the conference room at the IRS where you’re being audited. They ask for your receipts and you smile and say, “My computer crashed and I lost all those documents and it’s just too difficult to go find them. You’ll just have to trust me.” What do you think would happen next?
After the laughter died down the handcuffs would come out and you’d go off to jail for tax evasion, fraud or lunacy or something. But this is exactly what the IRS wants us to swallow with Lois Lerner’s famous lost emails.
I’m a child of the 60’s so it’s difficult for me to blindly trust large, impersonal organizations like governments and corporations. But the last six years have been a steady stream of insulting blows to the American psyche. Trampling rights, destroying freedoms and asking us to believe the outright lies and selfish actions of pompous, unelected, pseudo officials.
In days gone by the sitting American president would take ownership of these problems and see that the villians were indicted, convicted, jailed and removed from our society just like any other criminal.
I’m waiting to see some care and honesty from this president, who has never been my president, but I guess it will be 2016 before the rats have to scurry back in their dark little holes.
Sad and shameful. And we wonder why no one outside the U.S. respects America any longer. How can they, we don’t even respect ourselves.