Truth or Consequences

>     Today the declassified findings of the National Intelligence Estimate, a study by 16 U.S. governmental agencies, concluded that Iran suspended it’s nuclear weapons program in 2003. Tomorrow, I will be one of thousands of people writing blogs, articles and commentaries on President Bush and his administration (i.e. Dick Cheyney, the Neocons and the Christian Coalition) on what now seems to be either the 1) incompetent or 2) deceitful manner in which the assertion that the program was in full swing has been “marketed” to we the people of the United States.
    I suspect that most of the writing will attempt to “hang this President out to dry” for either #1 or #2 above. And while I have neither trust in this President’s assertions nor peace of mind in his competency level, I prefer to focus instead on we the people.
    We the People are responsible for the leaders we have.
    We the People have allowed ourselves to be distracted.
     We the People have failed to vigorously question rationale as well as purpose when questioning was too laborious or difficult.
     We the People have failed to educate ourselves on the issues.
     We the People have been enabling participants in a web of confusion.<
    It is through our inaction and willingness to relinquish our autonomy and our inherent right to be free in exchange for the imprisonment of being cared for and the privilege of not having to make difficult choices that we have earned this President. There are no free rides.
    I was raised by a loving but misguided father who believed that because he was the source of financial wellbeing in our family, that empowered him to control other family members behavior and proceed unilaterally in regard to issues and decisions that affected not just him but all of us. And you know what? He was right. I learned that the hard way. When you trade your sovereignty for comfort, convenience and protection…your trading in your Soul as well. And over time, you lose the ability…even the capability…to act wisely in your own behalf simply because you’ve forgotten how to.
    I know what I’m talking about because I’ve been there. I also know how hard it is to wrestle back autonomy when you’ve lingered too long at the fairground.
    George Bush and his Presidency are a wake-up call.
    We the People have been unconscious for a very long time now. We need to awaken to that call for if we do not, there will surely come a time, in the not too distant future, when it will be not just too hard but too late to take back that which is inherently ours as the sparks of Divine Intelligence that we are.
    We the People have certain unalienable rights and among those rights are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
         We the People also have certain unalienable duties and among those duties are truth, personal responsibility and courage.
    Only when We the People live our unalienable duties will our leaders live theirs.


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