Our southern border is being overrun by tens of thousands of citizens from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. The war between Israel and Hamas is heating up and so is the one between the Ukraine and Russia. Killings continue in Afghanistan. More girls kidnapped in Nigeria. Negotiations for Iran’s nuclear program drag on, and finally, the latest horrible tragedy: the murder of 298 people on board Malaysia Airlines flight 17.

All of these conflicts, in addition to our domestic scandals, abuse of power, and ruinous foreign policy, highlight a bigger picture: the lack of Presidential and Congressional leadership in our country. If America cannot control its own borders, how can it remain a country? If America cannot protect its own citizens, how can it help its allies?

American leadership is absent from the world stage because we have a President and Congress that are more interested in raising money for themselves than they are governing and solving problems. Americans were murdered today and our politicians act as if it was a minor robbery! It is disgraceful that we have elected officials who spend more time blaming the other guy/political party, banks, the rich, the self-reliant, the hard working middle class, while the Country, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid go bankrupt and the world plummets into complete chaos.

For those of you who support these elected officials, best of luck. For those who don’t, I suggest you start getting involved and elect public servants, not self servants. It is up to us to energize the silent majority that believes in the Constitution and the principles that have made us a great nation. The world is counting on us!

My prayers go to the families that have lost their loved ones from this barbaric act. Especially to my professional colleagues at Malaysian Airlines who have suffered greatly over the last several months.

Freedom is never free!

“It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.”

—Winston Churchill