Earned, Not Given

My latest column is up at AND Magazine!

Here is an excerpt:

I want to respect my president. I know there are some out there who won’t believe that, but I really do. I earnestly believe that the office of President of the United States is a position deserving of respect. But for the man currently occupying the White House, I have no respect. He has made it impossible.


President Obama set up the circumstances that led to the sequester. Congress most definitely voted for the Budget Control Act of 2011 – and they had every reason to, as it finally brought about some of the spending cuts the GOP had been fighting for…and since President Obama needed to appear serious about fiscal responsibility before the election, it was the best path forward for him at the time.


But since the election, President Obama has done nothing but lie about the sequester. He threatened all kinds of doom and gloom – food inspections would stop, and people would die. Air traffic controllers would be laid off. Police and firefighters would lose their jobs. We could not afford to keep teachers in the classrooms. The Administration included just about everything but locusts, famine, and pestilence, and if the president’s manufactured crisis had continued much longer, I’m sure we would have come to that, too.

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