I’ve asked a lot of people if they know what “sequestration” is. I’ve yet to encounter anyone who really knows what it means. Most people respond by asking if it means putting someone in seclusion, since they’ve heard it most often used with reference to “sequestering a jury” during a trial.
I looked up the definition of “sequestration” and found it to be nothing like what we might imagine based upon how the government has bantered the term about for the last year. It actually means “confiscating or being confiscated; the act or process of legally confiscating somebody’s property temporarily until a debt that person owes is paid.” Taken in this context, it would seem that implementing a series of budgetary limitations doesn’t satisfy this definition.
So, it’s not surprising that as of today, the leadership of our nation on both sides of the aisle, including the President, are all having difficulty explaining exactly how this act that was signed into law is going to effect any of us. I continue to stand amazed at the absence of bi-partisan leadership that is exhibiting every characteristic of being completely lost, even to the degree of not understanding the laws they are creating.
Till the next post, safe Journeys!