Remember the old adage you can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time? Apply this to the current occupant of the White House, President Barack Obama and his administration.

While a significant portion of the American people are not being fooled, the percentage of people who are being fooled is shocking -- if media driven opinion polls are any indicator. For those not being fooled by reason of paying attention to the relentless progression of ongoing scandals and the fully intended statist direction this president has taken our country, it is evident the miracle of America is being placed in serious jeopardy.

We live in a time when you have to get it right 100 percent of the time or you take a blow as we did on 9/11. And we also should know that no country to date has ever survived when it began to rot from within and not paid attention and stopped the rot from within.

When I see, hear and watch the Senate President Harry Reid, I ask myself how is it possible for a man of this caliber to hold this position. I ask myself the same question about our current president. I have never liked anyone who is counting on me or others to be stupid. If there were no recourse, America's light would grow dimmer and dimmer and we would no longer be that shining city on the hill.

Fortunately, there is a recourse, but it has to be exercised. If we really are too stupid, too lazy, too detached, too self absorbed or too pessimistic to see and exercise our right and duty to vote, then we will get whatever we have coming to us.

Ned Cueman