We live in what has been a grand country, now I see a corrupt, and oppressive government passing laws that fatten their pocket book, and legalizing martial law. Now with the upcoming presidential election we hope to gain a new president that will fix it all for us. I also hope for that, but it isn't going to happen. You see we all want a "Government of the people, by the people and for the people" as long as that means we get to make laws that effect what we are allowed to do. When the sh!t hits the fan economically we call to our politicians to fix it, and of course that is dumb, why would they want to give us tax breaks, and such?
We chose the president we vote for based on what his "plan" is, when we all know that the "plan" is never going to happen, for one reason or another. We should be looking at what kind of person the candidate is, that is why i am voting for Ron Paul, I know he will never be able to implement his plan, four or eight years is not enough time for it to work through his efforts alone. Ron Paul is a man who airs on the side of small government, us being able to vote for our own future.
When i look at the people of my country I am disgusted, I thing about my grandfather who fought and saw so many of his friends die for this country. I think about our forefathers, George Washington who fought, lost men and turned down the crown to allow the people to vote him into presidency. That is the kind of men we need in this country, particularly running it.
The problem with this country is not only our politicians, and the super wealthy (don't get me wrong they are defiantly a great majority of the problem.) It also us, we need to take credit as "the people" of America and realize that we let them get to this power, they have control over 99.9 percent of the wealth in this country because we buy their product, we vote them into power, and we sit back and fail to use the constitution the way it was intended,as a set of rules for "US" to enforce on our government. We want the Constitution to protect us when it is our job to protect it, we want the law makers to let us have our country when it is our job to keep it, We want our president to fix things when that is also up to us as "The People."
I want to see Americans be better Americans, help people just because, work 110% of your job and take pride in it, not just being a check box employee tossing the blame when something doesn't get done saying "its not my job" we are all on the same team here. We need to demand more out of ourselves if we want to bear title of "Americans." It is up to us to make our country a better place, it is up to us stand up for right an wrong, not to be lazy and "just get by." We need to embrace and help our fellow man, and not be afraid to go against the grain when we do it. We need to be better people, fixing this country is gonna be a long road but we need to do it, it is not going to be easy, nor is it going to happen over night.
When someone needs help, we need to help them, why? 'Cause that's what Americans do. When there is wrong being done we need to make it right, Why? 'cause that's what Americans do. Although the country is in the hole because of our politicians, we can blame them because this is "A government Of the People, bye the people, and for the people" if we expect to govern our own country, then we need to take responsibility when it goes bad. When the power shifts away from us we need to take it back. Voting for Ron Paul will place a small government supporter into the head seat but it won't fix it, that's our job.