Friday, October 5, 2012

Tell me, again, who is it I’m voting for?


A year ago, I was excited about this coming General Election Day. I thought it was going to be the culmination of a lot of people working very hard to get the “PEOPLE’S” message heard and acted upon by our Representatives in Washington, D.C.

The list of advocates for the common folk was impressive:
The Tea Party, Occupy Wall Street, Emily’s List, The War Resistors League, Common Dreams, The Root, Color of Change, United Republic, Center For American Progress,, Upworthy, The Huffington Post, The Opinionated Liberal, Quiet Mike, Lester and Charlie, The Common Sense Coalition, Mined in America, The Coffee Party. These, and more, seemed to making their collective voices heard all around the Nation. It was like manna from Heaven. The skies were going to part and WE THE PEOPLEwere to be blessed with a truly democratic government.

The folks listed above, and many, many more, are still ringing their bells and blowing their horns; all with great causes that are aimed at giving us the Country we have long dreamed for. Sadly, however, it seems that things we thought were on their way to being changed for the better have either stalled out, or have taken a trip South for the Winter. It’s beginning to sound like we’re still wallowing in a great big pile of doo-doo with no relief in sight.
Why is it that we insist on electing absolute numb-nuts to run our Country for us? Why do we even consider the incredible con men as an alternative? There has to be someone out there that knows how to do this government thing. Someone must have a block of time available to stand up, tell the Press where to stick it, tell Corporate America to keep their hands out of the cookie jar, and run this Nation as it is supposed to be run.

Think for a minute, if you will, about such entities as the Supreme Court and the entire National Justice System. It is a complete joke. A black Woman from the inner city gets thirty years in prison for an ounce of marijuana, but a White Male Murderer from the Mid-West gets eight to twelve years in prison, with the possibility of parole in four years. Crap, that makes sense to me! Who’s running this dog and pony show? Are you, perhaps, thinking of running for the local school board in, say, Broward County, Florida? That will cost you a measly little $200,000.00 just to get in the mix. When I heard this, from a friend in the know, my jaw not only dropped, it became unhinged (I know; to the great pleasure of many.) Stories like these only confirm our need to erase the entire structure of our government and start over, from scratch.
A great place to start is with the Constitution, our Bill of Rights, and our Emancipation Proclamation. Hell, throw in the Federalist Papers for good measure. And then, we need the Second American Revolution to become a reality. Everything under the sun is fair game: our economic structures, our justice system, our social safety net programs, our legislative system, our education system, our Military structure and mission, and our presumed role in international affairs. Only after this is accomplished will the United States of America, once again, be fulfilling its promise to all its citizens.
So, what the heck, are we all up for a little Revolution? Anybody?

A little is good for the soul.


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