"Those who do not learn from history and condemned to relive it".
"There are those who will debate the necessity of wilderness, I will not, either you know it in your bones or you are very very old". Aldo Leopold - Sand County Almanac
The leaders you help elect represent you. When they blatantly lie and you do not call them out on it then it is your lie as well. You become a dishonest, liar when you cannot hold the people you have chosen to represent the country's interests accountable to their own words. When you blame others for your own inability to stand up to the authority you bestowed then you practice cowardice. When you cannot see beyond party and partisanship, beyond the self serving media and corrupt politicians of the other side, to make a sound argument against deceit from your chosen leader, you lack character and reason. These are not the virtues I believe my countrymen will continue to practice. I have faith in the heart of Americans not to put their pride before what is good and honorable.
With love and respect,
Your Fellow Countryman
It seems neither political party will take it issue by issue, policy by policy, program by program and ask the question, is this good for the country and vote or act accordingly. What I am sick and tired of is Republicans being against anything Democrat because it was originated by the Democrats. The reverse is also true, I am sick and tired of Democrats now being against anything Republican because it was originated by Republicans or in this case Trump.
This country is deeply divided because both parties put their political party over country. It has become the good of the party, not the country. Loyalty to party, not the nation. This my way or the highway has to cease. Either our two major parties have start working together for the good of this country, both need to learn how to compromise, a bit of pragmatism and stop putting their political party above everything else. If not, it won't be long before we cease to exist.
Abe Lincoln once stated, a house divided can not stand. Polarization in Washington is eating away at our foundation as a country. Soon the whole thing will come tumbling down.
This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.
Nothing new. The small percentage of rich and powerful have kept "We the Minions" from ever achieving our goals for thousands of years. Hopefully one day thousands of years from now "We the People" will figure it out and truly rule ourselves.
Last edited by PIPEWRENCH; 02-13-17 at 09:20 PM.
“When choosing the lesser of two evils, always remember, it is still an evil.”