“Now we see the sad fruits your faults produced, Feel the blows you have yourselves induced.” -Racine
America feels broken! The effects of our great disillusionment is typically measured within the confines of the news cycles: how they impact the President’s popularity, which political party they benefit and which they hurt.
WE THE PEOPLE….not sure that it exist or even if it ever existed. In 4th grade we learned about Texas history including how our government was created and functioned. In the 5th. grade while living to Oklahoma, we were taught Oklahoma history, how government was created and how it was to function. As an adult we learned what a crock it all was! Was there or will there ever be WE THE PEOPLE.
Not with the current and past several administrations and political elite redefining each day how governance should function, usually to their advantage! Tax codes, capital gain tax, Health Care the list goes on and on, ..FOR THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE.
Recently an article was published instructing us that 2% of the people in the US considered gun control a major issue, instead they considered the economy, jobs and meaningful health care more important, but what do the flyover states know about anything.
Most of us see the nation’s problems either as the result of the policies favored by those who occupy the opposite ends of the ideological spectrum, or an outgrowth of political dysfunction: of gridlock, “bickering,” and the increasing polarization among both the electorate (THE PEOPLE), and the representatives (Political Elite) it elects.
Perhaps it is time for WE THE PEOPLE, to turn off the stream of senseless media, and pay attention to what is going on in our country. To educate ourselves with something other than, the kardashians, big brother, the never ending sports channels you fill in the blank.
Perhaps talk to one another, put down the all consuming phone and connect to the REAL world, before it goes away!
Be of Good Cheer