This morning Roger Clemens arrived in Washington for his arraignment on three counts of making false statements, two counts of perjury, and count obstruction of Congress. This morning, our elected officials gathered to bring charges forth on a superstar athlete for lying under oath. This morning, Congress did what it does best, waste taxpayers money.
Does anyone truly care that Roger Clemens perjured himself during the steroid scandal of 2007? Our own President committed the very same act in 1997 about a sex scandal and he was simply impeached. Nothing notable in terms of punishment happened to Bill Clinton, and he was the leader of our country! Why are we wasting our time with a has been? Aren’t there more pressing matters in our country than whether or not someone lied about taking performance enhancing drugs? Isn’t handing out indictments on lying to Congress much like giving out speeding tickets at the Indy 500?
It’s funny. I thought that there were pressing matters going on in our country. I am pretty sure there is around a 9% unemployment rate across the country. Isn’t there an oil spill in the Gulf that should require some attention? What about our soldiers over seas fighting in yet another senseless war? Or how about how about the treatment of our soldiers (or lack thereof) when they come home after serving our country?
No, none of these issues can hold a candle to Roger Clemens lying under oath. What is an oath anyways? It is defined as a promise calling upon calling upon something or someone that the oath maker considers sacred usually God, as a witness to the binding nature of the promise or the truth of the statement of fact. In today’s liberal world is anything scared anymore? Is there a God? What makes Clemens lying so significant? People lie everyday. An oath in today’s world is as valuable as dirt.
This morning Roger Clemens was arraigned in Washington. This is only the start of the process in which millions of dollars will be wasted. Congress is going to have to waste time and resources researching the alleged charges, preparing their prosecution, and then wasting even more time with procedure. This morning, American’s from Maine to Hawaii saw just why the country is deep in the proverbial hole. American’s are great at wasting resources. The only people better than us? Our leaders.