I’ve never really considered blogging before. Social Media pages, where my far-flung friends and family could keep up with what was going on; sure. But blogging? Who wants to hear what I have to say?
But right now, I have so many thoughts chasing each other around in my mind… and some of it is stuff others really should take a look at. I am not about to try to tell anyone what to think, or how to feel, but information shared is still a good idea.
Let’s look at this year’s election, shall we? On one side, we have Barack Obama. He’s been in office for four years… and people have suffered. From what I have heard/seen/read about his health care set up, I can only say he doesn’t seem to have too close of a connection with those of us trying to raise children on a part-time hourly salary. On the other side, we have Mitt Romney… who might be a better candidate from a woman’s perspective if one of those five children he raised was a daughter. He might have a better understanding of women having control over their own bodies. Of course, he isn’t the only one who needs that lesson.
Honestly? I don’t see where either one of them is fit to be President of the United States. But hey, they’ve got plenty of company. There are very few members in Congress who I deem fit to be there, either. They argue along “party lines”, they don’t bother following their own rules, they want to rewrite the dictionary, they want to return women to our perceived roles of pre-1920… they sure as hell aren’t working for the benefit of the American people. Our veterans are sleeping on the streets, going hungry, or going without the medical aid they need. Our children are living in cars and shelters because the government turned a blind eye to what the banks and lending institutions were up to, and people lost their homes to foreclosure.
I don’t think there is any section of life in these United States that doesn’t have government-caused or aggravated problems.
This country was founded on the tenet of a SEPARATION of State and Church. That means, while it is acceptable, understandable and expected for individuals to make decisions based on their belief, when it comes to the laws of the land, the decisions BETTER be based on FACTS, and the benefit/safety of the people as a whole: male and female, regardless of color or religion or sexual orientation. (I am going to mess with your minds here: that doesn’t mean I don’t think outlawing public displays of religion is the right thing to do. It hurts no one if the Ten Commandments are on courthouse walls. In fact, the Ten Commandments are a pretty good guideline of how to get along peacefully in a diverse population.)
The elections have become a joke, on just about every level. It seems to me, it often goes to who has the most money and “power” backing them up. The more a candidate’s face is seen/voice is heard… the more people remember them. The fact that person may not be the best choice is moot…that’s the name people remember when they enter the ballot booth.
Big Business, finance and loan, private individuals with a lot of money (and their own agendas) DO NOT BELONG in any race for any public office. PERIOD. Limit all candidates to the same amount of television/radio/news campaigning. None of thes big fancy parties for smoozing.
There are a lot of other problems I see in government. A great number of them have VERY simple answers, but those in office now, and for the foreseeable future, won’t even consider them, because it means they’d loose the perks.
Someone said we’re heading for another Civil War. That, I doubt, because it seems when someone speaks out, a way is found to silence them. What I see coming, and have been noticing for at least the last eight years… anarchy. And that scares me.