With Congressional approval ratings at a mere 17%, House Speaker Paul Ryan took to the podium yesterday to deliver a speech to boost the spirits of American voters who are “disheartened” by the campaigns for president.
Ryan, delivering his speech to a gaggle of Congressional interns stated, “How many of you find yourself just shaking your head at what you see from both sides? When people distrust politics, they come to distrust institutions. They lose faith in government, and the future, too. We can acknowledge this. But we can’t accept it. And we can’t enable it either.”
There was no indication that Ryan had suffered a brain contusion before his speech, although he may have ridden to work on a short bus.
If delivered in a clear state of mind, there’s only one logical response to the Speaker’s words: “What the f__k?!?”
When was the last time Americans had respect for government institutions? January of 1989?
As far as Congress, it’s arguable that the men and women of this nation have not respected that government institution since 1789 when the Continental Congress held its final session.
If Ryan is referring to any agency of the government . . .
Ask the family of LaVoy Finicum, the protester shot in cold blood by the FBI.
Ask small business owners who struggle for their prosperity due to high taxes and regulation.
Ask wounded veterans who wait for a year or more for life saving treatment.
Ask the agents who used to patrol the border but are now relegated to taking part in the “welcome wagon.”
Ask the millions of Americans trying to figure out how they’ll pay their next outrageous insurance premium.
Do Americans really have faith and trust in the IRS, EPA, BLM, FBI, FCC, DOE, and any scrambling of letters under the government umbrella?
Ryan blindly chalks up the current mood of the nation to the bickering between the presidential candidates, proving he’s been living in a government-funded bubble for far too long.
But we’re talking Paul Ryan. This kid literally grew up in government. He was nearly born into the Establishment.
Taking a Congressional seat at the ripe old age of 29, Ryan only knows government and the halls of Congress.
Ryan’s only job outside of government was selling hot dogs for Oscar Mayer. Little Paulie even got to drive the Wienermobile once.
Although the Speaker studied the solid works of Hayek, Mises and Milton Friedman, those lessons have clearly faded judging by his actions as a leader within government.
Paul Ryan is a man who needs to take a long walk outside of Washington and wake up from his government-induced stupor to realize that our Institutions have jumped the shark and Americans are standing by with hair-triggers looking for a reason to pursue the words of our founders:
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.