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Sunday
Jul162017

A Nation of Regurgitation

Regurgitation means: bring (swallowed food) up again to the mouth or repeat (information) without analyzing or comprehending it.

 

Talk radio is notorious for regurgitating issues and so are the news outlets. Over and over and over again we hear the same stories that never conclude.

It reminds me of the soap opera, “As the World Turns” it was on the air for 54 years regurgitating the same old themes. This is what our media outlets have turned into, a classic case of regurgitating endless stories about nothing. Congress is just as bad; their job is no longer to govern on behalf of the American people, but rather be journalists and prosecutors. They love to waste taxpayer money on investigations into corruption that never produce any results. Does anybody think this is a good way for the representatives of Congress to spend their time? The current Russian investigation will be no different than Benghazi and will only garner a huge waste of time and money.

The cost of the Benghazi investigation is over 11 million dollars, and they have been investigating over three years. What has been the conclusion?  Good question! I don’t know and you probably don’t either. However, we have regurgitated this investigation in Congress for more than three years and nothing ever comes to a conclusion. If our representatives were concerned about America they would spend more time on issues that would help people, rather than trying to waste such time on these investigations.

Here is something Congress could send more time thinking about:

In 2013, UNICEF found that the relative child poverty rate in the United States was 20 percent. It has been reported that nearly 44 million Americans live in poverty.

Now that could use some congressional investigation.

Forget the “Wall” Mister President, let’s put up some signs at the border indicating America has a dirty secret about poverty that we are failing to address as it continues to worsen. Maybe those coming across the border will think twice about the ‘land of promise’.  

America is struggling to understand itself because we have an identity crisis, yet we spend so much time and money on non-essential issues rather than trying to do what is best for our country. I think the way we are allowing our system of government to destroy itself is a crime against our founders. Nothing ever comes out of all these investigations in Washington and we hear nothing new from our representatives - all they do is regurgitate the same old tired ideas and charges.

I am like so many Americans who have stopped listening and watching network news and even listening to the conservative talk stations. In my opinion they are no different than our ‘do nothing’ government. They regurgitate the same old problems, are irate and even passionate about them, yet no one can seemingly solve those problems and then break the mold and move on to the ideas that made America great.

America has always had new ideas to foster her economy and make life more sustainable for our citizens. We did it so well we even exported our ideas to other countries to help them rekindle their way of life. Our ideas placed America at the top of the heap when it comes to assisting other nations in disaster relief and it has been our ideas that have kept this world safe from dictators and despots. We still have good ideas in this country, but our politicians and our media just want to stay stuck in the same ol’ stories of regurgitation.

When I think of what the Bible says about God and His mercy, I can’t help but think how lucky we are to serve such a wonderful God. He is always moving us on to a new day with hope and the assurance that He is faithful to every promise He gives to us in His Word. Sure beats the regurgitation we hear every day.

 Lamentations 3:22-23

 

22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.

Keeping it honest and truthful…K

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