POLITICS A JOKE?

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Offline thinkitout

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POLITICS A JOKE?
« on: August 27, 2015, 05:37:25 PM »
    Lack of respect for government is common at this time, but the problems in government are mostly due to our own political indifference and failure to require accountability from our REPRESENTATIVES.  If there is not a majority consensus on an issue, a congressman is free to vote whichever way would benefit him or her personally.  I am sure that if we all would exhibit more interest in politics and have common values and common expectations for our politicians, they would start taking their jobs more seriously, thereby earning our respect.
     It is true, however, that politicians attempt to appeal to special interests to vilify opposition and appear to be worthier candidates, but we must not succumb to their divisive tactics.  We cannot continue to fight for our rights; on the contrary, we must stop fighting in order to redeem our rights.  In order to have a common voice in government and again make government “by the people” possible and effective, we need to be united in our dedication to support that which is morally right, not just what would benefit us personally.  In order to do this, we must have common values and make a united commitment to make the rights of EACH individual our highest priority and demand the same from our elected representatives. Economic considerations must remain secondary in importance to human life and universal requirements for meaningful existence. "UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL" was meant to be a rallying cry for our nation, not its epitaph.  For further defense of this argument, read my ebook on Amazon Kindle, "FREEDOM DOESN'T TRICKLE DOWN: REFLECTIONS ON THE CHANGING FACE OF OUR DEMOCRACY".