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Opinion: Snowed Out

08 December 2019  

Impeachment is “snowing out” the things that Congress really needs to address.

Since we moved to Prescott in 2004, we've been snowed in a few times. It's no big deal. We have plenty of food in the refrigerator and freezer and we've never lost power for very long. Our drive way is 504 feet from our garage door, downhill to the street below so even though we have had four wheel drive vehicles, it can get a little dicey. We are also blessed with great neighbors. Our neighbor across the street, Steve, had a snowplow on his ATV for a few years and whenever it snowed he would scrape the snow off our driveway. Our next door neighbor. Scott, has a snow blower and he uses it to make a path on our driveway to enable us to get up and down.

We normally celebrate Thanksgiving at our house, but this year we went to my sister's in Huntington Beach and gorged on the buffet at her family's country club. Our plans changed this year because our niece was getting married the next day in Fallbrook, CA. Although there was some rain, the venue was beautiful, the ceremony was great and the reception fantastic. 

While we were in California, we were monitoring the weather in Prescott. We were a little worried when some friends called and told us that our street hadn't been plowed and they didn't think we would be able to get up our driveway. We were originally planning to drive home on Saturday, but our son in San Diego said we could stay with him and his family until we could get home safely. On Sunday, Scott had snow blown a path up our driveway and the next day we had a guy we hired previously scrape our driveways to the house and the detached garage. Everything was cleared when we got home at 4 PM on Monday. 

We have been snowed in before, but this was the first time we had been snowed out. We had a lot to do at home and we couldn't get there. It was a disconcerting feeling and it reminded me of the situation our Federal government is in. There are a lot of issues and problems that need to be addressed, but action is being “snowed out” by leftist Democrat politicians in the House and their obsession with impeachment. 

Our aging infrastructure, roads, bridges, dams and buildings need repair or replacement. Congress needs to vote on trade agreements that will bring more jobs to our country. Opioids and other drugs are killing many of our younger people. Suicides are on the rise. Our politicians have yet to address our vast immigration problems. A great many Republicans want to keep things the way they are so they can exploit the cheap labor illegal immigrants provide. Democrats need both legal and illegal immigrants to give them the votes they need to survive as a viable political party. 

When asked how the House was going to address some of these issues while attempting to impeach the President, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, that representatives could, “Walk and chew gum at the same time.” But the House Democrats are neither walking or chewing gum. All they are doing is ignoring problems, obstructing a President who is trying to address those problems and focusing all of their attention on impeaching that President. 

It is understandable that they are doing this. In their panic, fear and confusion, they are realizing that Trump's policies are working for the people and that eight years of leftist Obama policies brought nothing but a “new normal” of higher unemployment, a smaller work force, a stagnant economy and jobs moving offshore. 

To use a phrase the Democrats love to use, Trump is “an existential threat” to their continuation as a political power. If they can't impeach him, Trump will get reelected. If his coattails enable the Republicans to keep the Senate and take a majority in the House, the Democrats could quite possibly, (to use the phrase of another great Republican President), wind up on the ash heap of history.

Buz Williams

Richard F. "Buz" Williams was born into a police family.  His father, both grandfathers, a great uncle and a cousin were all on the Los Angeles Police Department and he also had an uncle on the Hawthorne, California Police Department.  Buz served for 29 years on the Long Beach, California Police Department were he worked Patrol, Juvenile, Vice, Auto Theft and Gangs.  He retired in December of 2002.  Buz has been married to his wife Judi for 44 years.  They have two grown sons who live in Southern California with their families, which include two daughter-in-laws, three grandsons and a granddaughter.  Buz and Judi have lived in Prescott since 2004.