Hilary Clinton, in one deposition, I don’t recall which one, said that she “did not recall” 50 times.

Cheryl Mills, her top aid could not recall things either.  She said so 189 times.

Ms. Clinton says that the mother of a Benghazi victim who blames her for her sons death doesn’t “recall correctly” what she was told by Clinton as the body of her son was brought home.

Recollections are interesting things.  Sometimes we forget, but why should we believe that Ms. Clinton remembers what she said to that poor women that day?

Recollection means to re – collect.   Ms. Clinton “recollected” what the FBI Director said about her and heard something completely different.  It is truly stunning.  She can’t remember stuff and what she does remember has no grounding in reality and there is videotape to prove it.  She recollected being under sniper fire in Bosnia and there is video tape to show how quiet and peaceful the whole thing was.

I have been doing some recollecting myself and I recollect that the press was appalled by the amount of money that would be spent in the Presidential campaigns.  They lamented the amount of “pac” money that would be involved.  Now they commend the candidate that is spending millions as having a professional campaign and accuse the other one of being “unprepared” because he is spending very little.

We are told that lying and cheating and years of shady dealings is baked into the cake of one candidate but the truthful, sometimes a bit crazy and often coarse comments of the other are constantly surprising and shocking even after years of public boisterousness.

Public policy is an interesting and problematic thing.  It should be formulated in public but often is not. Those shaping it have bragged of late how they fooled the public and lied to the press.  Think Obamacare.  They should be publically accountable but because they are the minions of the accountable they usually are not, so the folks in charge should be held accountable which is really what elections are all about.  The presses job is to keep these folks honest and of course they have become the mouth pieces of a stunningly incompetent group of folks.  Religious leaders have fallen for the stunning lie that religion has no place in the public square and so another possible corrective disappears and on and on we go.  More an more the elected in a representative republic are acting like monarchs and benevolent dictators.

There is another recollection that I have and it is the words of God to the Prophet Samuel when the people of Israel asked for a King.  God told him plainly that when they asked for a King they were rejecting God.  Now understand that Israel from the beginning was a theocracy meaning that God ruled them.  The United States is not, but the point I am making is that God pretty much pointed out exactly what happens when people put their trust in princes and some kind of ruling class.  It is in 1 Samuel 8.

“So Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people who were asking for a king from him. 11 He said, “These will be the ways of the king who will reign over you: he will take your sons and appoint them to his chariots and to be his horsemen and to run before his chariots. 12 And he will appoint for himself commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and some to plow his ground and to reap his harvest, and to make his implements of war and the equipment of his chariots. 13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. 14 He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive orchards and give them to his servants. 15 He will take the tenth of your grain and of your vineyards and give it to his officers and to his servants. 16 He will take your male servants and female servants and the best of your young men[a] and your donkeys, and put them to his work. 17 He will take the tenth of your flocks, and you shall be his slaves. 18 And in that day you will cry out because of your king, whom you have chosen for yourselves, but the Lord will not answer you in that day.”

When God hears them cry He will not recall that He knew them – scary stuff.