I must say, as a people, WE aren't doing enough. I want to address why no one is listening to the American people. Actually, I want to ask us all, why. Why are WE not listening to each other? I have stated for quite awhile that, in my opinion, the two party system in our country has finally run its course. There is no visible line any longer. The blur we see is simply, "the political machine".
I commend those whose ideals drive them to seek public office on a party ticket. At least, at their very core, they seem to hold a deep desire to make a change, to listen, to help, initially. But, once elected, it takes an even shorter amount of time than in years past, to turn a true "public servant" mentality into that of a "die-hard politician".
Just look at the career politicians in our government who, rather than accept potential defeat, jumped ship and quickly raised the flag of the opposing party to run on THEIR ticket. If that doesn't scream "self serving SOB" then nothing does.
Recently I told someone that we, as a people, need to put aside the lust for power that our parties have lulled us into believing is the ONLY way to exist. We need to stop creating bureaucracy for the sake of it. We need to wake up America and realize that being a Democrat or a Republican is a useless, baseless and cowardly attempt at honoring the lives of so many men and women that have died to grant us the very freedom we taunt each other with.
For God's sake, let's truly be AMERICANS!!!! Let's take back our country from the politicians and put it in the hands of the people on the front line; you and me. Let's stop fighting about which candidate has the better idea and realize that we can think for OURSELVES. Let us stand, united and tell our government that we are a REPUBLIC and that we are reclaiming our sovereign nation under the Constitution that created it.
If you're in any way in agreement with this; if you're tired of being spoon-fed the same BS from the same politicians.. then let me know.. pass this on.. let others know..
Let's do something about it. VOTE, WRITE, CALL IN, EMAIL IT, DO SOMETHING.. ANYTHING TO MAKE OUR GOVERNMENT HAVE TO ACKNOWLEDGE OUR VOICES.
We talk of "movements" and "parties" and "liberals" and "conservatives". These are terms created by the very groups and politicians that dictate to us every day.. and have been for decades.
Remember, we're AMERICANS. Our country is a melting pot of many nations. However, it was founded by immigrants that came here, became citizens, learned our language, kept their traditions, and embraced our land. We don't have to please everybody that comes here nor do we have to take care of them. It's not hatred or bigotry; it's taking responsibility for one's own actions.
It's time for us to take responsibility. We let ourselves get here.. now, let's get us out of this mess.
Yep.. that about sums it up... thanks... More to eat... gotta go.
See you soon.......
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