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Friday, May 31, 2013
I have come to the conclusion that we as people of the United States have let our so-called democratic government become locked in a game in which politics is more important than getting things done.
What happens when you are working in a business, agency, church, club or any organization that can’t get things done on behalf of the people in the organization?
It’s like the saying, those who fail to plan, plan to fail.
In this case, it’s an organization that has a plan but fails to implement the plan due to politics.
In speech after speech by politicians from every part of the spectrum, I’m not hearing much outside the party line. I hear plans that don’t make any sense and some that make a lot of sense, but nothing happens to implement any of these ideas. I see congressmen who have held seats for many years and never stood up for anything.
Who are they representing? The people or their political party?
How can we progress as a country if we continue to waste time with politics while there are serious things that need to be done?
I am opposed to letting rules and regulations stop progress. I am not, however, in favor of removing all regulations, some of which are necessary for health and human safety.
If we were perfect human beings who never made mistakes or wrong decisions but did the right thing all the time, maybe having no regulations would work, but that is not the case.
We need regulations in some areas to protect citizens from those who would take advantage, steal, impersonate and manipulate them.
Why do we have this industry in the computer technology world called “virus protection software”?
It is not a function of computer hardware being bad or the software being bad; it is a function of the ill intent of a person to do harm to another person for his own gain.
The problem with America today is that we have more people like this in power than we do good people who put their integrity on the line every day to do their best to make the right decisions for everyone they come in contact with.
What happened to our country that we let our moral character take a back seat to personal gain, money and material things? I wonder how much of a part the media have played in this transformation.
I am a baby boomer who has seen a little of this transformation take place. We did not have TV when I was born, and life in the family was different. We were closer. We did more things together, face-to-face — church and family picnics, church rallies, etc.
Now we watch TV all day, our minds being steered by the thoughts of someone else, our perception masked by the TV version of what is going on in the world.
How much of what you believe today is your own thought? I have used a saying for many years to get around things like this: Don’t let the process overwhelm your purpose.
So, America, who created this country? What is our purpose? Are we here to provide opportunity and justice for all, or not? Do we have a responsibility to take care of the poor, or not?
Are we really one nation under God? I’m just trying to push your buttons to realize that we must pay attention to what is going on.
God helps those who help themselves. It is time for all Americans to get engaged in this wonderful country we have and make it what we want.
I can’t speak for you, but I want an America that gets things done in spite of the politics, the media and others who block our success.
We can create what we want because God promised that we could. Remember the mustard seed?
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