Too Mad To Talk

These days watching the news is hazardous to your emotional health. Perhaps you don’t feel that way, I know that I do. Listening to the people in power angers me and scares me. When I get angry I tend to stew and think about right & wrong reactions and waiting to respond until I am no longer angry.

But when I get scared, I prepare to strike in preemptive self defense. Sometimes that is appropriate. In this instance my feeling is to try and raise the awareness of other people as a first step.

Right now I see strong evidence that our country is intentionally being steered in the wrong direction by people fully involved in their self interests while spouting lies about transparency and everyone else’s ‘special interest’ influences.

Democrat and Republican, none of them are trying to solve anything. They are too busy pointing fingers. The video below was run on FoxNation.com and created by the Republican Study Committee. Forget who created it, the title alone says how every American I know feels about the power political elite, “Those voices don’t speak for the rest of us.”

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3 Responses to Too Mad To Talk

  1. Normally I don’t comment on political posts, but I had to on this one. You are right on point that nobody seems to be speaking for us or representing us. We should have national polls with the scrutiny of elections, and the majority on an issue should be the winner of a specific legislation. That would be a democracy and would get us out of the feeling of being stuck and not advancing anywhere as a society.

  2. Eric says:

    Brandon,

    I agree with you that WE the people should have much more say in what legislation is passed but not sure about the method. The republic is based on representatives being elected by us and then representing us appropriately. WE have the power and the responsibility to vote that representative into retirement if we don’t approve of the form of representation we are receiving from them.

  3. C says:

    Hey Brandon,

    Thanks for the comment. We seem to agree in thought but perhaps not in method. I must say Eric’s reply and my thoughts are the same. I do not feel totally able to put the reasoning into clear terms though so I did a little searching for something more complete and/or authoritative.

    The best thing I found is a 10 1/2 minute video. It is based on and titled after a quote from Benjamin Franklin, “A REPUBLIC MADAME, IF YOU CAN KEEP IT!” A trifle long, but a full explanation. I hope you agree.

    Look forward to seeing more from you.
    C

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