Standing up for what is right

Standing Up For What Is Right by Larry Ray Palmer

The Thoughts of the Common Man

 I  have often wondered what our political system would be like in the good old  United States of America if we were to elect common people, instead of all these rich guys who have had everything handed to them.  You know who I mean.  We need men and women who have actually worked for a living, struggled to balance the bills and raising their children, people who know what it is like to go to bed hungry so their children don't have to.

We need honest common people who will step forward to take our communities back from the drugs and crime that have become rampant in our cities across the nation.  If we all would stand up for what is right and take our communities back from these thugs and criminals, just how much could we improve our quality of life in America?

What do you think?  Would you stand behind a political representative that came from your background and knows the struggles you face?  Would you be willing to stand up in your community and be this kind of political representative for your friends and neighbors?

I will tell you, I am tired of the plague of crime and drugs that have overtaken my community and I am standing up.  I wonder who will stand up with me.

Our children deserve this.  They need to know that the drug dealer on the corner isn't someone they need to fear.  They need to know the adults in their life will step in and defend them from these criminals.  They need to know that we will stand up for what is right so they can grow up to follow in our footsteps.

Comments 4 comments

jiberish profile image

jiberish 6 years ago from florida

Palmer, Good Hub, but you have a bad link. :)

vrbmft profile image

vrbmft 6 years ago from Yucaipa, California

YES, I will stand along side you and vote for you if you decide to run for something for which I can vote for you--like president! I actually threw my hat into the ring at the same time all the other folks did several years ago. Did a blog about it on my practice website, but then I found out I couldn't just run. There was considerable paperwork to fill out even though I wasn't asking for campaign money from the feds. Seriously, though, after I threw my hat in the ring, I actually almost had a panic attack. What if the morning after the election, the secret service pounded on my door and said, "Mr. President." It is scary and courageous to step into leadership, even if it is in your onw neighborhood. You looked good behind the "mike" by the way. I sometimes am "chicken" to step to the many plates that invite me each day, and I appreciate your blog to call me to take a deeper look at what I am avoiding and where I need to step up. I will also try to find that blog and somehow get a link to you, or perhaps, maybe I will write another blog as a kind of update to that one from whenever it was--about two years before this most recent election.


palmerlarryray profile image

palmerlarryray 6 years ago from Macon, Missouri Author

Thanks Vern. I appreciate the support. I actually did sign up for councilman here in my town the last election and filled out all the paperwork and yes, there is a lot of it involved.

Then I got a call that they had disqualified me because I owed the city money. I told them that my taxes were all paid and they said it wasn't taxes. It was the utility bill! In our town, they will let you pay half the bill by the 15th and the other half at the end of the month and they just charge a little extra on each payment. Because I had paid the first half of the bill and the end of the month hadn't arrived yet, they disqualified me. Isn't that crazy?

vrbmft profile image

vrbmft 6 years ago from Yucaipa, California

yes, crazy, crazy, crazy, especially when you consider how much our country has given to the banks!!!

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.

    Click to Rate This Article