As simple-minded as I may be, I still believe that as a country – we are on the right track – although we occasionally have our heads stuck in the clouds. (I cleaned that up) I believe in paying my taxes, voting and all the things that allow us the freedom other countries only wish for. Many brave citizens died for this freedom and I believe in honoring those Americans who made it happen and who are making it happen even today.
Nirvana did not come to us at our last election – it never does. Promises made were empty – as are all political promises. We need to remember that the President does not make the economy, but the economy defines the presidency. We elected a man – not a god. We also need to remember that our system of government is still run by the people, and that the presidency has only the limited powers “we allow him to have.” If you want to know how to stop a runaway government, study your history. I have provided links below to historical information everyone should be familiar with.
We control what goes on in Washington, not the other way around. If we are content to let Washington run us, then we cannot say anything when we end up with Washington running every aspect of our lives. We will have allowed it to happen. The country is still in trouble but we control it. See below.
I welcome your comments. Don’t be shy – it’s your country too. I am not running a forum here, preferring to let those run on LinkedIn and Twitter and the various groups I belong to, but I am personally interested in your thinking.
By the way, if you are not sure which side of the fence you are on – either Right, Left, or in the Middle, it might help you to read the Wikipedia Articles on The Political Left and The Political Right and Centrism. Click on the links. They are good refresher dissertations that will help you understand what is happening in today’s political and economic environment. You may decide that you don’t really know what side you stand on, that both have their just arguments. Welcome to my gray world.
I wish I could have your optimism. I had it once, really enjoyed those days, but I have since seen it dissapear. I would generally consider myself on the political right, all though not Republican. I believe that economics is at the heart of our countries down fall and I also believe that most Americans do not care about economics.
I always hold on to a glimmer of hope, Jesus Christ, and that is enough to give me joy each day. But when I think on what the future holds for my country, that joy is not present.
Apathy, I believe, has taken enough people out of the process and that allows the government to do what it wants without fear of voter rejection. The two party sport assures a poltician the loyalty of that parties fans, then they just need to decide what special interest group to bribe with tax payer dollars to get over the 51% mark to keep their job. There is not enough free thinkers left to effect real change in our politics.
Please, prove me wrong. I want some of your optimism.
I’ve uploaded a couple more pieces. I admit, Optimism is a premium now-a-days. I just keep asking question, digging, hoping that somewhere – sometime the truth will shine through and cast a ray of hope on this crap. Thanks for the follow. I look forward to your comments.
Good ol’ Jesus certainly gets around a lot. Almost anywhere someone tries to raise a point for discussion Jeez pops up to save the day—in the meantime we all go deeper and deeper into the doggy-dunnits. Not good.
I post on ‘freedom’ a lot, and if I may advertise on your site I’d like to offer yesterday’s post for your opinion—