Election Year Ponderings – another campaign is on the horizon, yet my original concerns remain…
Like many of my fellow citizens, I am an American FIRST. I am disgusted and angry with bipartisan compromises from both the federal and state legislatures that continually weaken and undermine our Republic’s foundation. I don’t want bipartisan measures; I want measures consistent with our American Constitution.
Our Constitution was never meant to be maintenance free; yet, we seem to have forgotten the required due diligence regarding its needed protection from those who would do it harm. In that category, I include the life-time politicians we have continually condoned and returned to their auspicious offices.
With all due respect, I speak to the young as well as old, no matter your party registration; consider the election year opportunities ahead: IT IS TIME TO MAKE OUR AMERICAN VOICES HEARD.
One of the benefits about an election year is the exciting opportunity to vote OUT poor performing and often destructive public servants; especially after a state of the union or state of the state address reminds one just how truly divisive, apologetic, excuse-laden, arrogant and overpaid our political leaders have become over the last fifty years!
Our common American principles have been compromised by the greed and power hungry activists-turned-politicians, some of whom openly subscribe to socialistic or Marxist principles, yet veil themselves under the familiar “moderate” or “progressive” cloaks so as to pander specifically to a poorly educated constituency.
I’ve had enough of dog and pony shows from incompetent, elected officials whose names, financial backing, and further costly indulgences to their special interest supporters are among the few talents they bring to their respective offices.
Americans are a caring people, but we are naïve and overly indulgent! In our present economic state, we cannot afford to remain ignorant of global market principles, our country’s history, or our government’s lax performance in protecting our leadership position in the greater world marketplace.
America’s business model depends on a free market – independent of government intrusion – in order to support its citizenry. Yet, our federal debt has grown from cleverly disguised, government programs tailored to meet the needs of the less fortunate. And programs have been tweaked, revised, and, in many cases, legally rewritten to include the masses who have never even contributed into these programs.
For those of us whose immigrant ancestors understood debt and its consequences, do not be deceived: you and I are here because of their decisions to leave the old countries for the greater freedom and opportunities that America offered. Opportunity is what called them here; American capitalism was built upon the backs of individuals with dreams, skills, and personal discipline, who willingly adopted a new, common language, promoted love for their adopted country, and proudly earned their American citizenship, then continued to welcome others with the same goals.
Understand the gravity of staying silent and doing nothing. This November election is critical. Our country needs competent, skilled, and America-loving individuals from all walks of life – elected at each govt. level – in order to reset fiscal priorities.
LET US TAKE BACK OUR DREAMS, SKILLS, AND COMMON GOALS FROM THOSE POLITICAL ELITISTS WHO ARE SELLING OUR CHILDREN’S AND GRANDCHILDREN’S FUTURES INTO 21ST CENTURY SERFDOM.
PARTICIPATE IN THE ELECTORAL PROCESS! VOTE, and JOIN IN MAKING OUR VOICES HEARD IN NOVEMBER!
— “In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” — Thomas Jefferson