- Politics and Social Issues
Tidbits of politics and things forgotten:
In the beginning, there was America, The Founding Fathers and the Bill of Rights:
Freedom of Speech: The freedom that we enjoy here, in America, was set by The Founding Fathers of this country. This freedom gives us the opportunity to voice our opinions as long as there is no harm caused to others. And this freedom is what has given this power to the people to choose what we want, Freedom of Choice.
Yes, as Americans, we have the freedom to select who goes to The white house, who represents us in the senate, who represents our states; so we are the ones who are molding the political arena of this country; or are we? Is there a game that is being played in Washington that we, as common folks, are unaware of, a game of manipulation? Food for thought......
A brief overview of what has been happening in the Political Arena of our country for the pass few election years. Every four years we have a handful of candidates who are bold enough to stand up and put on a 'great' show for the public! Promising everything under the sun..... It's not 'Uncle Sam Needs You!' any more, it is "You Need Uncle Sam"! ..... Political Campaign has become an exhibition of, 'tell us what you, the people of America, want and we will promise you exactly that.'! A show that even Hollywood has to bow down to. A true Reality Show! Real people, real hope, real games..... And what happens later, when they reach the Office is another story!
America has been trained to look for the ones who can show the people the best parade, with colorful banners, and flags, and the most money that could be pulled in!The one who can give the most eloquent speech is the winner! Whatever happened to the genuine concerns for the country, whatever happened to those who are there to take this country higher for the people of this country!
Point forgotten: (A Reminder)
So, how many of us are aware of what were the values of our founding fathers? America in 1776 was a very different America..... An America that was not a consumer society, nor was it in constant need of being entertained, but it was an America that was concerned and fearful of losing itself to the forces from across the sea. The People of America were ready to fight for their rights or die for it, which they did. They fought for the freedom, a freedom that would be enjoyed for generation to come.
How many of us know what took place during these crucial moments? How many of us will ever know what they went through. The vulnerability, the anxiety, apprehension, fear; the unity, the brotherhood, and the desire for freedom. Surely, they did not fight for the power, nor to get to the White house, or to become a world leader!
America was build by the people, it's for the people and it symbolizes the utmost enactment of Freedom!
Will the politicians of today, ever, be able to bring that back?!