Hiya and welcome to my blog.
You won't find pithy commentary here, but you will always know where I stand on the issues.
The main intent of this blog is to point out which politicians would rather engage in political corruption and nepotism instead of serving the best interests of their constituents.
Quite frankly - I neither like nor respect any public official who refuses to stay true to the ideals of public service. Still despite the many things wrong with our political system I maintain a deep and profound respect for it.
To paraphrase Steppenwolf's John Kay: "despite the things that may be wrong with America, there are still far too many good things about her to let the whole thing go down the drain. So let's get together as much as we can and bring about change."
But change can only happen if WE THE PEOPLE make sure our public officials are being fully transparent in their dealings as well as holding them accountable for them.
It should be pointed out that I am a Moderate Independent. As such I have no extreme leanings to either the Right or the Left. I always vote for the best possible candidate rather than a particular political party or ideology. Matter of fact when it comes to political ideology I happen to believe that politicians of today rarely adhere to their own core principles and have become the gutless followers of a party leadership more concerned with maintaining a Status Quo rather than promoting sensible dialogue or political discourse.
As such I have to believe Mark Twain had it right when he said "Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it."
Last but not least: it should also be pointed out that I am not a "professional writer or journalist." I speak purely as an ordinary American Citizen who is concerned with the direction our country is headed. Now I am sure there are oodles of professional policy wonks who understand the "the art of sausage-making" better than I. Still, I have a good grasp of it and as such have an opinion. It counts - as does yours! The issues may be complex but I am sure if we discuss them openly we can more than comprehend them and determine if what we are being told makes sense or not. And if it doesn't? Well then we have an obligation as a free peoples to exercise our greatest gift - the Right to Vote.
To Vote Is To Have Our Voices Heard!
And that is the other reason I started this blog. My goal is to simply encourage people to do their civic duty by taking part in the political process. I am not concerned if the reader is a Democrat, a Republican, an Independent, a Green, a Socialist.....whatever they are is just fine with me! Ideology doesn't matter as much as taking the time to go out and vote in every election. Matter of fact - the Right To Vote is one that must be used in order to safeguard it for future generations.
Besides, American Citizens deserve honest representation and that's what this is really all about.
Because Apathy will never, ever be the right solution!
"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted, it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence. This is the condition of children and barbarians, in which instinct has learned nothing from experience." - George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Volume 1, 1905