With the exception of a few politicians, I have very little use for most of them. I see them as dishonest brokers and opportunists who will say and do anything to get reelected. They are more in tune with themselves than the people they represent. And they don’t care about us or about our concerns. So why should we care about them and their concerns? Why should we make what they want to impose on us a priority? And why do we keep reelecting them? They have no clue about our problems, our struggles, and even when they do know they don’t care.
In fact a Gallop poll from this past April shows that the top five concerns for Americans are the economy, unemployment/jobs, dissatisfaction of the government, the federal deficit and debt, and healthcare. And yet the two major pieces of legislation congress has advanced is gun control and immigration reform. Only four percent of Americans consider both gun control and immigration reform as a top priority. Americans see the decline in the family/moral/ethical values as a higher priority than gun control and immigration reform. And yet gun control and immigration reform has become the priority. Why?
The answer is because politicians are self-serving and both parties believe there is something to be gained. The Democrats see an opportunity to increase their base by gaining millions of new Hispanic voters. The Republicans have bought into the lie that if they don’t do something they will forever be in the minority because they will never be able to win a Hispanic vote they have never won. In the end this has nothing to do with serving the people. It has everything to do with serving themselves. Have you seen any effort to get our spending under control or any proposal that would help our economy? What about jobs? And look at healthcare. Most politicians now know that without some major tweaking ObamaCare is going to be a train wreck and millions of people are going to pay for it in more ways than one. However have you seen any real effort to fix it? No. The Republicans see it as a political sledgehammer to use against any Democrat that voted for it. They need the people to feel the pain and for that pain to flow into the 2014 elections. Forget the fact that people will needlessly suffer.
Why do we continue to reelect these people? They don’t care about us. Isn’t about time we become a little self-serving and elect people who will actually represent us; people who will address OUR priorities and not their own? How is passing immigration reform going to help control the national debt, control spending, help the economy, and create more jobs? It isn’t! So what are we doing here? Why do we even care? We care because we want to save the republic and the only way this is done is by educating ourselves on the issues, dumping both parties, and becoming the sledgehammer the politicians fear. And we start in 2014 by voting out those who serve themselves and not the people they represent.
“When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson
Liberty forever, freedom for all.