Betrayed Trust (edited)

“Love all, trust a few, and do wrong to none.”                                                                         William Shakespeare

I, and you, have been betrayed again.  Jonathan Gruber, an architect of the horrific Affordable Care Act, has called out the American electorate.  It is our stupidity, he says, that is to blame for passage of that bill.  What we suspected all along has been validated now that the truth is known.  The entire process was shrouded in deceit, dishonesty and extortion.

No Mr. Gruber, Mr. Obama, Ms. Pelosi, Mr. Reid, we are not stupid. We trusted you.  We trusted you to do what was best for America and you betrayed us.  We are not stupid.  While we are out supporting our families, you were cutting back room deals, shrouded in secrecy.  While we were on field trips building character in Americas youth, you were loading them up with unmanageable debt. We trusted you!  While we were teaching our youth the power of the human spirit you were robbing the national treasury, promising them free stuff. We trusted you!  While we were busy building America, you were making it weak by removing the power of self determination through economically destructive social policies. We trusted you!

Had we the time to read and study this massive health care law we would be running for office and doing what you have proven so inept at.  We are not politicians.  We are ordinary, hard working citizens who want to trust the men and women we elect to high office, men and women whom we expect to govern with integrity while we go about living our lives.  We have been betrayed.  We trusted you.

Every person has the right to hold to an ideology that drives his or her life but does an ideology that uses deception as a tool to gain its adherents have any power to benefit the human race?  Such an ideology will flounder and die as will the Affordable Health Act. Although Noble in principle it severely lacks the “character” to fulfill its mission.

Mr. Gruber, you, as a paid assassin,  are just as guilty as the politicians who paid you $400K to do the job because your intent was to deceive.  For you the end justified the means.

If Harry Reid had an ounce of integrity he would relinquish his membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  It is likely that 90% of the active, tithe paying members of the church are scratching their heads wondering how Harry Reid can remain in “good standing” in the church.  Negotiating the Cornhusker Kickback, holding up legislation for political purposes without regard for what is best for America and a myriad of other sleazy deals reveal Harry Reid to be a man without a soul.  It doesn’t compute.  We trusted you!