So over the last few days I was busy spending wonderful time with my family and really not caring about the news. Today I am scouring Facebook and other sites to see what would rattle my cage. Here’s what: “Who does Senator Tom Cotton think he is?” Cotton who is the junior Senator from Arkansas drafted the Open Letter to the Leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran which was signed by 48 other GOP Senators.
My question about the protocol is, who approved this to be drafted and then who approved it be passed along to the GOP Senators for signatures. This open letter is a slap in the face of the way this country handles it’s international affairs. Basically this letter states that anything approved by the President’s of the two nations is just ceremonial because it can be torn up and made null and void. While this may be true. Why are we advertising it – we already disclose way too much information about how, when, why, and where we do things to conduct the business of the United States of America!!!! Just saying!!
While Cotton does provide some rather interesting points regarding our constitution, he seems to do it that annoying way that a teenager likes to point out what they feel is to be fact. The second point is as follows:
“Second, the offices of our Constitution have different characteristics. For example, the president may serve only two 4-year terms, whereas senators may serve an unlimited number of 6-year terms. As applied today, for instance, President Obama will leave office in January 2017, while most of us will remain in office well beyond then – perhaps decades.”
This is the most arrogant item in this open letter that SCREAMS to the entire problem with our nation’s political system. It plays to the assumption that an individual like Cotton will continue to just serve and serve, and serve – do you get the picture? When will we stop being enamored with some one just because we have known their name for decades. It is our responsibility to ensure that we are investigating and learning everything we can about our politicians. We need to make sure that we are making this country what we are supposed to be through excellent bi-partisan leadership so that my nieces, great-nieces, and great nephews are not screwed in 50 years because unfortunately that is where we are headed!!
Until next time, that’s what’s rattling my cage!!!!