Yeah! What she says!

Yeah! What she says!

Friday, March 30, 2007

Do Overs

I know that the non-biding resolution in congress is old news, but this has been something I have been thinking about a great deal. It has bothered me from the beginning, and not simply because it does anything but support the troops and their mission.

The non-binding resolution is, in my opinion, congresses attempt at a do over. Members of congress were all asked to vote for something and now at least half of them have changed their minds, so they want a do over. Do the rest of us get do overs? I know that I don't. When I make a mistake I have to live with the consequences. My eight year old is learning the same thing. It is a concept that I have been having to drill into his head. Make sure you think about what you are going to do before you do it, because there aren't do overs in life. There just aren't. Once in a while you get to say "I am sorry, I was wrong", but you still have to suffer through the consequences.

I don't think that the war is a mistake. Mistakes have been made, and are hopefully being corrected as best as possible, but over all, this will prove to have a positive impact in the long run, if we stick it out and finish what we started. That is my decision, and I thought long and hard about it before I made up my mind because there are no do overs.

So, if the rest of us don't get do overs when we want to save face, what makes congress think they are so special? What does it say about them to hear that they are going to demand a do over for themselves? Do you really want politicians who will make life-altering judgments and then cry about it and want to change their minds?

Personally, I want someone who thinks first, then acts, and then stands by their decision. This country has enough problems without wishy-washy politicians creating more of them by sending the wrong message to the terrorists, and Iran, and demoralizing the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. With countrymen like that, who needs terrorists?


3 comments:

SGT DUB said...

Oh goody, do-overs. First, the 350 million lottery, these are my do-over numbers, 3, 15, 18, 32, 43, 52.
For 9-11, I would like to see F-16 making practice runs with live ammo around New York, Pennslyvania, and Washington DC at 0815 hrs.

Ron Simpson said...

It is all about image. They want to put forth the anti-war image that seems to be popular, according to the polls. I am not so sure the polls are right, but that is me. The loudmouthed left has been after their elected figureheads to do something, but they don't have the clout to override a veto. Since a non-binding resolution does not go to the president, it cannot be vetoed, which would look bad. When it comes time to pay the piper at next election time, they can all point to the non binding resolution as doing "something".

Sunni Kay said...

Ron, you are probably very right, but I think it is even more sad that they think wasting time on a NON-BINDING, or in laymen's terms, pointless resolution, that accomplishes nothing, is doing something. What about broadcasting when American troops will be leaving to the terrorists and other enemies, so all they have to do is wait us out while quietly gathering their forces and munitions? Does anyone else see this as treasonous? I know. I am preaching to the choir now, aren't I? Ignorance truly is bliss for them isn't it?