I truly believe we are living in precarious times. I also believe our country hangs in the balance. Because of these beliefs I feel it is no longer acceptable to turn away from politics. Patriots must get involved whatever the cost. Citizens have a responsibility to vote, but first they have a responsibility to understand the issues and how the candidates stand.
Many for a long time have been disillusioned with our political system and have dropped out. For what ever reason, barely half of eligible voters are registered, and in any given election barely half of registered voters actually vote. People have come to believe their vote doesn’t count, that winners are pre-ordained, or they don’t like their choices.
We’re busy providing for our families, or engaged in the pursuit of happiness. Few have the time or inclination to understand issues, how the candidates stand, or the implications of either. BUT WE MUST!!!
If we fail to hold our government accountable, then it is our own fault when they get off the reservation. It would be nice if we had an impartial media to hold our government to our ideals as a nation. Sadly the media is as behind the socialist agenda as our government is. With no leaders to guide the media or the government, it is up to the people to lead.
The kind of government America has depends on an involved populace. If the citizens are not involved there is room for corruption, alternate agendas, oppression. This country has become one that is obsessed with enabling international business, making the citizens dependent on the government, and restriction of citizens rights.
NAFTA, entitlement expansion, and are just a few examples of the above. Our government will continue to do exactly as it pleases until we hold it accountable. That accountability is made harder by the gamesmanship of all involved. Nothing is as important as their cause. It doesn’t matter if the cause is socialism, Republicanism, minority rights, immigration, education, or any other cause. Everyone’s agenda is more important than the American agenda.
The fact of the matter is we are a ship adrift. We have no national identity. We have no goals as a nation. We don’t aspire. We just are. Individually or as groups we have identity, goals, and aspirations. But…………….
United we stand, divided we fall.
We have no leaders to set goals, or inspire aspirations. Instead we have people who believe in divide and conquer. We have nothing to unify us. Plenty of interests are busy dividing us however. Our leaders are busy lining their own nest, building a power base, and holding on to power. Nero fiddled while Rome burned. That phrase comes to mind whenever I think about our federal government.
The job our federal government does is unacceptable. It will continue to be until the voters of this country unite behind the common cause of America.
Put America First.