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Starting at the White House: WAKE UP AND SMELL THE ANARCHY

This last week saw an illegal action from the current administration in the form of secretly striking a deal with the Taliban to release an American soldier. None of the negotiations followed the hierarchy of the law, leaving out key members of the House and the Senate in the deal. Supposedly, mum was the word and only you-know-who was trustworthy enough to handle the negotiations without slipping a loose lip.

Five known Taliban terrorists are to be released from Guantanamo in exchange for one American, who allegedly walked away from his post voluntarily. Five terrorist who have admitted to willingness to create harm and havoc on the United States again. They are at liberty in Qatar, and will only be watched for one year. It stands to reason that they will return to their previous ways.

There is a rumor that a ransom was paid to the Haqqani for Bergdalh’s release as well. When the administration is asked about the possibility, very little is being affirmed or denied.

We have a Marine languishing in a Mexican jail, yet this soldier is brought home at great cost and potential future risk.

Having dealt with the Mexican government and local authorities, it seems that they are very easily bought off. Why do we not send someone with a few thousand in cash in their pockets to “negotiate” with the jailers?

Known as “mordidas” or “little bites” most Mexican citizens know that if your car cannot pass inspection, or you get pulled over by the police, you start talking money until an accord can be reached. Usually, a hundred dollar bill will solve any “problem” one might encounter.

Of course, the bigger the stakes, most likely, the more money that will be needed.
However, since we have nothing but money to spend on whatever whim the administration should decide to pursue, I am sure a few grand would hardly be missed to bring home one of our own. One who wandered into the wrong area by mistake, not one who allegedly walked off post on his own and got his fellows killed when they tried to rescue him.

The average citizen is expected to labor under the rule of law.

Our Constitution and government structure is set up to keep each branch of the government from gaining too much power within itself.

No one, or no branch is above the law. The problem the American people are facing is that the elected officials are refusing to uphold the laws that are already on the books.

Many from both sides of the aisle have expressed outrage at the secrecy of the Bergdahl’s deal for release.

Why is there no one with the proper authority bold enough to pull the trigger on an investigation?

In order to get the possibility of new blood and a hard hitting investigation into the many incidents that have passed in the last few years, the status quo has to change.

In 2014, everyone must vote. It is mandatory that every single person register and make a mark against the anarchy that is trying to get a strong foothold in our country.

The last election saw many sit out as they were not satisfied with the choices available. It is easy to see how well that stunt has worked out for us all.

The Senate race in 2014 will be the first step in deciding whether justice will be served or the status quo will remain the same.

People have got to wake up and stand up before it is too late.

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Candace Hardin

Candace Hardin resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She is fluent in Spanish and a student of Latin and history. She is a columnist on and has a blog, Originally from North Carolina, her writing and beliefs have been heavily influenced by the Appalachian culture and tradition.

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