Before we get into this morning's episode of The Captain's America: Third Watch with Matt Bruce, I wanted to talk a little bit about honesty and government. It makes me cringe to use those two words in the same sentence, especially when we're talking about the federal government.
Here are links to a couple of examples that illustrate why we should all cringe at that idea. The first is Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), questioning Colleen Shogan, the Biden nominee to be the National Archivist, and the second is Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), grilling US Attorney General Merrick Garland:
We’ve had hearings before Congress with a few people nominated by the Biden administration – and one sitting Attorney General – in which the example of how they blatantly and overtly lie to not only the American people but to Congress; how it's running rampant; how it seems to be the status quo; how it's become the norm, is clearly evident.
If you get truth from somebody from the federal government sitting before Congress that is an anomaly. You have people locking down their social media before they have to testify because they don't want to be outed for who they really are, even though they're going before the people's House and and the Senate to be confirmed to serve the people.
Why would you hide who you are if you're going on a job interview to serve the people of the United States? Why would you lock down your social media? Why would you be allowed to lock down your social media?
People who do that – the people who don't answer questions during confirmation hearings; the people who use the Fifth Amendment after they've been confirmed, like Eric Holder did when he was found in Contempt of Congress – they should have to resign and the people who locked down their social media accounts making it more difficult to be transparent shouldn't get the gigs.
Yet, listen to Congressional testimony by anybody who's up for an appointment to the federal government and you see the most well-crafted responses to just about any question that can be asked (and a lot of times they get the questions in advance) so that we learn nothing; there's no culpability for things they've said in the past, they're never held to account.
And we wonder why the federal government doesn't serve the people. We allow them to deceive us; to lie to us without repercussion.
I want you to think about the Eric Holder thing for a minute. He sat before Congress, lied to Congress, pleaded the fifth before Congress, was held in Contempt of Congress, and nothing happened! Why? Because he was the Attorney General!
Congress refers prosecution charges to the Department of Justice for action. He was the guy! Did you really think he was going to prosecute himself?... And he didn't even have the Integrity to resign because he pled the Fifth – which means he would have incriminated himself under oath on the issue of Fast & Furious.
How did we allow him to stay in power? Why wasn't he impeached?
We’ve got to think about this. If we want an honest government that serves the people we have to demand honesty at the beginning not in the middle or at the end. This must be at every level of government. You shouldn't be serving the people if you're hiding who you are.
Then, this morning’s segment on The Captain's America: Third Watch with Matt Bruce…
"Take Back Your mind."