Throughout history people have believed that it is the duty of every American to choose and ideological sides that best reflects who you are as a person. The goal of this process was to help create balance and to citizens find other like minded people so they could come together and find/elect leaders who best represent their ideals. Unfortunately, we are a nation of individuals so although this ideas sounds great in theory, it really doesn’t work the way it was intended.
When it all comes down to it the Democratic party represents the interests of social welfare while promoting the people’s well being and that governments job is to be the mediator/protector of the people. The Republicans party basically represents the free enterprise system, individual liberty/responsibility and the government job is protect the citizens, not take care of them. Although, both parties claim to care about the Constitution, freedom and liberty the details of what each party truly represents is clearly more complex that just that, but this should give you a basic idea of how it all pans out in the end.
So What’s The Problem?
The problem is, it is becoming quit clear this party system really isn’t working that way anymore! So, we’ll discuss the perils and potential of both parties in this series while trying to get the the root cause of why the voters are so disenchant with their and the opposing parties ability, progress and lack of success.
What confusing most American’s nowadays is the fact that each party is now broken up in to several separate subsections. With each of these small groups in both parties promoting a different perspective they seem to pull the entire party in different directions all the time. And, it is really this tug of war that causes most of our problems. Ironically, it has created an even larger party than either of these two called the Independent Party. That, and the fact that both parties have switch sides on ideological perspective plenty of time throughout history to win votes, it really makes one wonder. Who do these elected officials really represent?
One thing for certain is the fact that the leaders from each party would have the voters believe that they are on complete opposite sides of the political spectrum and can’t agree on anything. But, in reality, they agree on a lot and all the things. It’s just none of them really help the voters and quite often they pretty much never do what the voters what. Of which, is the exact opposite of what a Democracy is suppose to be. One of the best shore outlines of what a Democracy is can be found here.
My question is, doesn’t anyone find it strange that they can agree on issues like:
-The American Empire and our interventionist foreign policy
-The Federal Reserve and fiat currency
-The internationalist agenda by allowing the CFR to sway foreign policy
And, ironically. None of these things that both parties agree coincide what both parties say they agree on… you know, the Constitution, freedom and liberty? Does this sound like they are really looking out for the well being of the people when you consider this reality? In a world where people have disowned family members, friends and have even refused to discuss or disclose their political beliefs for fear of retaliation. How do can we ever expect us to get along if we can’t even entertain or associate with people because of their political beliefs. Does that sound sane to you?
Reality Slap – Ironically, many people really don’t realize, or can even fathom for that matter, that in fact both parties have flip-flopped and changes their position on key issues many times. So, in reality, it is very possible that your political party whose values that you now hold so dear at one time stood for exactly the opposite of what you currently now believe in.
The mere fact that almost every leader in both parties is trying to paint the entire opposing group of people as “bad” defies common sense. You can’t blame an entire group people for the actions of a few! That’s like saying everyone in your family is a crook because one of them stole a loaf of bread. It’s that very same mentality that is the root cause of all our nations biggest problems. If many crimes are committed by those of color, than all those of color are bad and should be treated like third rate citizens. If a few people take advantage of welfare, then all people on welfare at taking advantage and are too lazy to get a job. If a few jerks with gun are irresponsible, then all gun owners should suffer because they are all irresponsible
Does any of this sound reasonable to you?
It’s usually never the group of people you should be worried about or angry at, it’s most often the individuals in the group that are willing to do evil things then hide behind their group you should be worried out. The fable about the “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” has been around for a while and for very good reason! The reason this happen is really quit simple…attitude reflect leadership!
One of the things that we all know in life is that if you want to be successful or a better person. Do what successful people do! The problems is, sometimes if we see these people we idolize and put on a pedestals do crappy things, we begin to think that its not only OK to do the same thing. But necessary if we want to be a success like them. Our problem is that both parties suck so bad at doing their job and don’t really have any realistic solutions that work. The only thing they can do to cover up their failures is to create drama and blame an entire group of people to cover up the fact that they are just as bad as the other party.
After all, if they really were better. Then why don’t they just prove it by offering a realistic plan instead of creating plans that make all these lofty promises which only serve to cover up the fact that many of these promises come at a cost which will only cause worse problems down the road…
Solutions – Well, this one really isn’t so simple. Just kidding, it really is. Seeing as both parties are filled with career politician who love to do nothing but create villains and focus the blame of their own failures on someone else. It’s really hard to outright say which party really is the better party when both parties are dominated by a bunch of real assholes and very few really good leaders. The problem is when you have less good people than bad, the bad always overpower the good.
This diversion tactic has always been the most effective tool for those that wish to deceive. When in reality, especially with politics, the only thing that either really offers as a reason to elect them over the parties candidate is because the other party is so bad…lol In a world where we should really elect these leaders based on who has the best plan, rarely do you see a candidate with any plan on how to accomplish what they promise. So why do we keep electing these people, especially the career politician’s with a strong track record for failure? The truth is, that the reason so many people believe we need laws the impose term limits on U.S. Elected officials. When almost 80% of our nation believe that these national leader need term limits it baffles me.
What baffles me is not that we all know the career politician need to be changed out regularly as they are clearly hurting our nations future. What leaves me scratching my head is that we are so distracted we don’t even realize that new laws to impose term limits on these leaders aren’t needed. All we need to do is simply elect anyone but the current U.S. Representative holding office during the next Primary Elections. Then repeat that same process every two terms and the voters get what we all know is needed. New leaders and new ideas! Especially when almost “ALL” the older ones simply are not cutting it any longer.
Our biggest problem is that we all get caught up in the drama! We all fall for the, “Our party needs to win,” mantra when in reality it doesn’t really matter which party wins. What matters is that the people win! And, right now, no one is winning accept the very people who created this mess to begin with…
And those people keep getting elected year after year because they have us fighting amongst ourselves when we need to working together. Maybe its time we set and example for the elected officials instead of following the poor one they set for us… after all, it’s clear they either don’t know how to fix the problems they created or simply don’t want to!
I’ll talk about this game of deception in greater detail in this blog series as well as discuss some other crazy ideas and ways to change the game of politics with my future blog posts. So keep an eye out for, “The Magic of Politics” and “Increasing the Odds of Finding a Better Candidate”.