How important is trustworthiness in your family and social circles to you? How important is trustworthiness in business circles? How important is trustworthiness in government? Trust is very important to me. I need to be able to trust the people around me. I need to believe they are speaking the truth. When people prove themselves to be unworthy of trust, I no longer trust them to be honest.
Barack Obama is no longer trustworthy as far as I am concerned. I do not even listen to him speak or read about him. I cannot trust him so why should I waste valuable time?
Mr. Obama has apparently proven untrustworthy to other people also. He took an oath to uphold the laws of the United States of America, but he enforces only those laws that he likes. He goes around Congress when they fail to fulfill his demands. His unwillingness to enforce U.S. laws makes many lawmakers weary of passing new immigration laws.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) recently stated that this tendency is a roadblock to more legislation: “Listen, there’s widespread doubt about whether this administration can be trusted to enforce our laws. And it’s going to be difficult to move any immigration legislation until that changes.”
Mr. Boehner’s reversal stunned conservatives as well as immigration rights groups. Those people who are pushing for amnesty for illegal immigrants say there will be political consequences.
Representatives Raul Labrador(R-Idaho) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) recently indicated the trust issue is a big reason why there is support in the House for waiting on immigration reform. Mr. Jordan said, “It’s just tough to work with this President when you’ve seen his track record on this issue and others. It’s tough to negotiate with someone in good faith when they’ve done the things they’ve done.”
What will Mr. Obama do when he realizes the House no longer trusts him? Will he prove trustworthy or will he simply wield his mighty pen and sign more executive orders bypassing Congress?
Mr. Obama and his administration have proven to be totally untrustworthy. Americans cannot trust him to do what is best for our nation; however, other leaders in Washington have proven just as untrustworthy. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is as bad as or worse than Mr. Obama. Mr. Boehner caves on so many issues that I do not trust him to stand strong on the immigration issue or anything else.
Who CAN we trust in Washington to be honest and to work for the good of all Americans? I trust Senator Mike Lee. I believe that he is an honest man who sincerely desires to do right. He appears to be more interested in his current job as Senator than seeking a higher office. I believe we can trust Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Kentucky). I like the way Representative Trey Gowdy(R-S.C.) shows courage in seeking truth. I trust The Heritage Foundation because they stress conservative principles without being political. I believe they are for what is good of our nation.