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Comments On The 2012 Republican And Democrat National Conventions

Updated on September 3, 2012

Ideas, leadership, and calls for bipartisan unity....

What can be learned from the 2012 Republican National Convention?
What can be learned from the 2012 Republican National Convention? | Source

"A Wise old owl sat in an oak. The more he heard, the less he spoke. The less he spoke, the more he heard. Why can't we all be like that wise old bird?"

What have I heard from the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida?

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A central purpose of an American government is to protect the lives, the liberty, and the property of its citizens, as well as the equality of their pursuit of happiness. It is not to drive them deeper into debt, largely ignore their pleas for jobs, and to dictate policies for the whole country which should be left to the individual states and localities. It is not the function of government to say one thing and then do another.

It is the function of leadership to lead according to the law, and to inspire greatness, display love and compassion, and to accomplish unity of purpose toward worthwhile goals. Successful businesses have good leadership and those same goals.

Good businesses return benefits to their workers, their customers, and their owners. Poorly led businesses fail, or find a new leader.

Our failing government has had poor leadership at the helm, and it is time for the real "Change" the failing government originally promised, so we can indeed move "Forward" with sounder policies, and make the hard choices needed to change course before the Ship of State breaks up on the rocks ahead.

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Cynical American voters, and non-voters alike, will contend that the Republican National Convention was only "politics as usual" and will give the same verdict for the Democrat National Convention.

What is apparent, however, is that both political parties have their own rebels, leaders, and patriots, and the two parties are charting out different courses for governing and leading America's not so "united" states in the four years to follow the conventions, the debates, and the voting.

There is enough sheer brain power in the two parties to allow them to adequately, and fully present their ideas and what they see as critical to America's success politically in an unstable world, an unstable economy, and in the face of its own internal, social divisions as wide as any America has experienced in its history.

Are we listening like the wise old owl sitting in the oak? Or are we jabbering constantly like the neighborhood crows and jays? Can we hear, weigh, and vote on the ideas and potential leaders, or will we take up the partisan jabber and add our noise to what needs to be a deliberative process once we have attentively heard both sides?

Good government derives from the consent of the governed. What will Election 2012 voters consent to? Will they have listened at least as much as they spoke?


Copyright 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      breakfastpop: I know you will appreciate the first link above, because you told me so!

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Deborah Brooks: Yesterday gave anyone who was listening/watching a better glimpse of just who Mitt Romney is, and that is important because so many have said that all they know about him is what the negative ads have tried to portray him as being. Truth is important.

      Oilersmyth: HubPages is all about writing and reading. If today's youth don't become enamored of both, they will have lost their keys to successful futures over some video games, and misspelled chats. 25% of high school graduates in te USA are not prepared for their next phase of life...and that's the graduates! Not all the quotes that could provide some future inspiration are going to come from TV, video, or sound bytes. Thanks for commenting.

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      Oilersmyth 5 years ago from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

      That owl quote in the beggining is golden! Voted up.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I pray for a more prosperous America with all my heart.. I agree the points you have written about are so true.



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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      carol7777: If we want to share the wealth, we also need to share the work. It is quite abvious that the federal government can't do it alone, nor can the people happily participate without reliable jobs and a confidence that they share in the reasoned decisions of their elected representatives.

      cleaner3: Right or wrong, the electorate who vote will decide this country's direction for the next four years. Let's pray that it is a well-informed vote. Whatever the vote, we will all have to live with it and do the best we can....united as best our leaders can encourage us to be. They need to set the example for us.

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      cleaner3 5 years ago

      very nice and important points exposed to all . lets hope the electorate makes the right choice.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      I read this and don't like to share political views...However, I must say you pointed out some really good things. And here is hoping for a more prosperous America.