Business as Usual

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Like many of you… I receive emails quite often that have been forwarded to friends that have elected to pass them on.  Some of the views I agree with…some are slanted to promote one party’s agenda….while others I have simply found to be untruths.

Regardless of what political party you may identify with (if any) or even if you have absolutely no interest in politics or politicians… I strongly suggest you view this short video in regard to the contents that will affect you and your family regardless of your views or political affiliation.

The primary reason that this activity exist (as referenced in the video) is because we allow it.  Now I understand that each one of us have our own responsibilities or interest that occupy our daily routines, and the older you become…those days appear to become shorter.  I’m not asking you to alter your day… but to reflect for a moment and ask yourself is there anything that I can do to help eliminate “the idiotic business as usual” nonsense in Washington? Voting…emailing your elected officials…passing on emails that reflect your views to friends or etc. These are the minimum things that you should exercise.  Its’ the etc…I am asking you to give thought to.

Growing up in a small community I received news that was spoon feed me via newspaper or a 30 minute television time slot each day.  If there was a political agenda attached to it…I wasn’t aware of it… smart enough to know it…or I just wasn’t paying attention because of a lack of interest.  The truth is…it was probably a combination of all of these.

Today there is no excuse…with the internet there is almost nothing that can’t be researched in a matter of minutes… that can and will have an affect on your way of life…“regardless if you choose not to get involved”…you will be. Knowledge, words and actions are the most powerful tools to help create change…but only if you share them.

Watch this video for its content (regardless of its self interest or political affiliation)… “Business as Usual” needs to change.  The masses are controlled by a few though “sound bits, lies, self preservation and concealment of the truth”.  The truth is there…if you look for it.

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER: The information presented is either my opinion or information obtained from sources believed to be reliable and factual; however, I make no representation as to the completeness or accuracy thereof. Any errors, including misuse or misspelling of words is either due to my fingers hitting the wrong keys, oversight, or my own ignorance.

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Shame on Us

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“The Intent”

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common Defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

We the People…hmmm…what an honorable and interesting concept.

 “The Reality”?

Unfortunately it has become more evident that…

 We the Politicians

…will lie, pander, and do whatever is necessary to preserve our well being.

…will be irresponsible with the money that we take from you without hesitation.

…will use your tax dollars to support the projects and groups that can keep us in our position so that we can maintain the status, lifestyle, and perks that we have become accustom to… regardless of how ridiculous or expensive the projects may be.

…will pledge not to diminish any perks or privileges that our predecessors have established on our behalf, and if we can add to them…it will gain us admiration of our fellow co hearts.

do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Do all politicians fit into this framework? … that’s for you to determine. There have been honorable people that have gone to Washington with a mission to do the right thing…but when self-importance, power, influence and status begins to take precedence over that intent…then their mission has failed. When a politician asks his or herself… “Is this decision going to affect my ability to raise money for re-election or cost me votes?”…he or she has sold out.  This is one of the key arguments for term limits….the “idiot” factor is a topic for another day.

“Needed Change”     

We the People…need to wake up… listen… and get involved. Don’t misunderstand me…we need leaders…we need responsible individuals in Washington to communicate with each other and determine and implement decisions that are best for the welfare of this Country.  The concept of our system was well thought out as a check and balance system. “We the Politicians” of today have become an embarrassment to that system. It is our responsibility to elect the right individuals to fill these positions…and replace the ones than can’t. You or I don’t have to run for a political office…we don’t have to be a political pundit…but we should be informed in order to make an intelligent decision when it becomes time to exercise our right to vote.  With today’s technology it is easier to verify the claims and positions of the individuals that are pandering for our vote ….but it is our responsibility to use these sources that are available…and if we don’t “Shame on Us”.

 

DISCLAIMER: The information presented is either my opinion or information obtained from sources believed to be reliable and factual; however, I make no representation as to the completeness or accuracy thereof. Any errors, including misuse or misspelling of words is either due to my fingers hitting the wrong keys, oversight, or my own ignorance.

Connect The Dots…


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Are you curious about the decisions that are being made by our politicians and the events that are happening in today’s world?  Are you concerned about what happens outside the 5 mile radius of the bubble you live in?  If not… then I would suggest that you continue to live your contained simplistic life and check to see who was recently drafted on your favorite “ball team” or who will be appearing on “Dancing with the Stars” this season…and read no further.

For those who are curious about the future of our Country…and the affect that it may have on your way of life… maybe it’s time to look at history.  History is one of the best tools to indicate or provide direction of our Country’s future.

I’m not asking you to listen to the politicians of today from either major party…who are continuously fighting for control of what they perceive to be their domain…where pandering, lying, and self-preservation has become (if not always) more importance than the future of our Country.

When I was a young man I received my national news via television or the local newspaper.  The news cast was 30 minutes anchored by either Huntley and Brinkley or Walter Cronkite.  I listen to what they reported…had no reason to doubt it…and then went about my simplistic life until they fed me what they thought I should know the next day.

It was a time when you were told by your parents if you work hard and apply yourself you could be successful in life (the meaning of the word successful is a topic for another day).  That advice has prevailed and produced different levels of comfort zones for many people through the years.  It was also a time when changes were put in place to correct the injustices and separation of American citizens that had prevailed for so long…a time to bring into play the equality that was provided in the words of our constitution…opportunity for all of its citizens. Opportunity is the keyword…do not get the words “opportunity” and “fairness” confused.  Life is not fair…get over it.

Let’s focus on the words “If you work hard and apply yourself you could achieve success in life”. There are no guarantees…because life isn’t always fair…but this has been the prevailing concept of my generation and the generation before me…this has been the history that has created the greatness of our County.

Look at the direction of the past and connect it to the direction of the future…is it continuing on the same path…can you “connect the dots”?  I don’t think so.

Below are sources that I would encourage you to view and digest in order to help provide you with your own answer to this question…can you connect the dots?

http://www.libertyunderfire.org/2010/06/the-founding-fathers-rejected-democracy/

http://takeourcountryback-snooper.blogspot.com/2008/12/democracy-v-republic-founding-fathers.html?m=1

 

DISCLAIMER: The information presented is either my opinion or information obtained from sources believed to be reliable and factual; however, I make no representation as to the completeness or accuracy thereof. Any errors, including misuse or misspelling of words is either due to my fingers hitting the wrong keys, oversight, or my own ignorance.