One of my favorite movies is “A Few Good Men” starring Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise and Demi Moore. The premise of the story is do as you’re told and say nothing, no matter who gets hurt … or, do what’s right.
There are many people in our country who believe that what is being done to and said about America matters. Who is to say whether what one person or another says or thinks is right or wrong. Some are Federal employees who have taken an oath to defend the constitution and protect the country.
America has always had standards to which we hold individuals, particularly those who are our elected officials and who serve in our government, regardless of what level they serve at, including the President of the United States of America.
Which brings me to: When do you want those men and women in Washington to stand up for America and to do what’s right by and for America?
We all want America protected. We all have benefited from what we call the American way of life … the American way to turn bad things into good, like: working to improve civil rights, women rights; improving law enforcement conditions in our communities; giving all an opportunity to economically improve their quality of life; and allowing all to voice their opinions to address these issues.
These rights are a result of we, the Americans who push the envelope. We elect and we un-elect those who fail us. We give chances to those we think may make things better.
America is the standard we have to rise to. So for all the slogans and with all the elections, and with changing the persons in the oval office, America has endured because it has always been for the people, by the people. Some have understood it, and most are trying to learn.
So with emphasis on whistle-blowing, and trying to muzzle those Americans who just happen to work for the federal government – and those who don’t – in the words of America, Forget About It.