Ms. Snip: I asked Ms. Snipe what she feels about the weather we are having. I guess she sees the polical scene as current weather. Not a surprise, many politics can’t distinguish between weather and climate. At least I know that much. I’d be happy to impart that knowledge to any naysayers of climate change. Anyway, Ms. Snipe went off on one of her side trips and talked about a few other things.
Here are a few of them.
Ms. Snipe: CNN recently reported that a feeling of security in kids is being destroyed by creating trauma in
their lives. Anyone who has any knowledge of child psychology or perhaps just real life for children
should recognize this. Even short-term separation is traumatic for children. The report further stated
that a large number of children initially separated from parents cannot be located. A budget shift of over
two hundred million dollars was shifted to feed and house the children still in custody including ten
million from FEMA (who is already hard-pressed with two recent hurricanes.
What is the future for children who have been separated, housed in cages, lost in unknown
circumstances. It sounds like a surefire scenario for creating the next M-13 type group – a new style
MAFIA – new street gangs.
Elected officials who should be doing something about this disastrous and potentially dire situation
seem to be more willing to play politics than solve problems, e.g.:
#1 Blame someone else
#2 Continue the petty infighting across the aisle
#3 Put party above constituents,
Above Law and Order
There has never been a better time for some changes including setting term limits for all elected
officials, true transparency, controlling or ending lobbying, PACs, unlimited $$ in campaigns and
elections, companies acting as individuals in donating to campaigns, and partisan gerrymandering.
Personally, I have never understood the reason for letting the ruling party control redistricting. This
should be done by an independent body and based on sensible drawing of district lines.
What a mess we seem to be in. Glad to chat with you Ms.Snip, we’ll talk more later.