We The People, we need to take back the responsibility for our choices and to hold those politicians accountable for theirs. They serve us, it’s not the other way around.
But it does seem that in the last 20+ years that has been turned on it’s head.
“And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country. ”
–President John F. Kennedy Jan 20th, 1961
We are long way from there now aren’t we!
These days it seems people are more interested in what government can do for them. The initiative and the drive to succeed is superseded by the want to have someone else do it for you or at the very least get someone else to pay for it (even though that in and of itself is an illusion).
The old joke of “Hi, we’re from the government and we are here to help you…” which would have sticken fear in a bygone era now seems to be what people want.
This sad state of narcissism is very troubling.
Especially, when you consider the actual reality of the situation, that is, Government has no money unless it prints more or taxes more. It must get it from thin air or from you. Period. QED.
Government produces nothing.
That’s simply a fact of life.
One that Liberals will not acknowledge.
Especially, when they are the power.
Government was evil when it was Republican.
This kind blind partisanship is why I’m an Independent.
I can’t be that irrational.
And I read Orwell’s “1984” in High School and it changed my life.
Then there was a book I read called “Doublespeak” back in the Late 1980’s which is long out of print.
Both speak to the intentional misuse of language for the sole purpose of manipulating the populace.
Control the language and you can control the people.
Which is why I’m so politically incorrect.
So WE THE PEOPLE, must stand up as adults and take responsibility for ourselves, good choices and bad choices.
To paraphrase, JFK’s “moon” speech, ‘we have to do it not because it is easy (to admit to our bad choices) but because they are hard.’
Instead what we seem to have is: Declaration of Dependence
We the Congress of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Dicatorship, establish
Injustice, insecure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense of The Congress,
promote the general Welfare of The Congress, and secure the Blessings of Total Power to
ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Dictatorship for the United
Socialist States of North America.
Yes, admitting to bad choices is tough. Yes, it can be messy. But the adage of what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger is still true and WE THE PEOPLE need to stand up and assert our rights and not abdicate them for the simpler, less stressful,less time consuming, less embarrassing and ultimately narcissistic way we have today.
‘Government is not reason; it is not eloquence. It is force. And force, like fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.’ George Washington