No More Blame Games, Mr. President

What is this nation coming to? Our politicians don’t know how to play nice and our president plays the blame game.

At a fundraising dinner on Friday, Oct. 25, President Obama claimed that the shutdown of the government was about more than just health care; it was all about a clash of visions. He also claims that the Democrats have the better side of the argument.

Everyone’s opinion is the best opinion to them. I won’t claim to have a better argument, but, as a leader, I will never play the blame game and say it was the other person’s fault. The blame will always stop with the one who is in charge.

The fault isn’t just on one side of Congress; it is the whole combined with the president at the lead.

Our politicians are acting like teenagers holding grudges against each other. The time for this to end has come.

Because of their bickering back and forth, we, as Americans, suffer. We might not see the effects of it personally, but in many cases we will.

Tech is seeing them, now, with the closure of the R.O.T.C. program. We saw it at the beginning of the month when the U.S. government shut down in Washington, D.C.

 Our government is playing the blame game and we, the people, suffer for it. We are made a laughing stock in other countries because of our men and women in office.

When will this game they are playing come to an end?

Obama is right when he says that the government has a role to play but it can’t just be the Democrats rallying behind one vision. It has to be Republicans, Democrats, Tea Partiers, and Independents alike coming together under one vision, one dream.           

 None of the people in office seem to understand what it is to be humbled, brought low, and feel so helpless when faced with the possibility of letting their families down.

It is time for our president to accept the blame for the state of our nation and government. If he would take the blame as our leader he would then feel the full weight of the issues with every person in our nation.

 When we take the blame, we take on the responsibility for fixing the mess. So take the blame, Mr. President. Take responsibility for the way this nation is and fix it. Don’t continue to pass the blame for it helps no one.

“The stakes are high,” Obama said in an article from wsmv.com. “The one thing I’m absolutely confident about is that if we work hard, that we can make a case to the American people and we can win it.”

Yes, the stakes are high but it shouldn’t be about a vote and you winning the prize. It should be about the people. Don’t try to convince us that you are working hard and your ideas are better than the next person’s.

Work hard and make things better by not constantly fighting with the other parties.

The “Pledge of Allegiance” is simple. It starts off with pledging allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

We are a republic, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all but all I can see is a nation divided, one side blaming the other. How is this the nation of our forefathers any more?

The men who founded this country did it to free the people from tyranny, but just over 200 years later, it is the tyranny of the government that will cause us to fall.

I am on no one’s side in this argument. No, for I will, instead, pray for my government.

I know I ask you to pray almost every week, but if not for yourself, do it for your children. Pray that we still have a nation of freedoms when they come of age. Pray for leadership to arise and calm the rising tide of calamity that is coming our way.

 President Obama, I will pray for you and pray for peace in our government. I will pray for unity even in the midst of strife. I pray that after you leave office, you will know you did everything you could to make this nation a little better than before.