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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Politics and Americans

Most Americans could care less about politics. It’s just the folks in Washington telling us how they are running the country and the average person could care less about that process. Sometimes even I am negligent of paying attention to what is going on. Laws are passed and most of the time it has no bearing on any of us in real life. Then again their have been some not so serious votes lately.

These recent votes on flag burning, gay marriage and defining marriage are nothing but ammo for the upcoming elections to save politicians jobs and protect the base that they strive to please. Defining what you should think what are American Values.

What is a true American? A true American isn’t supposed to be about yourself. You have to look at the greater good. You have to see the needs of the people over you own personal interests. Pick a topic, pick a subject and pick a position that you want to be taken serious on. Talking to your neighbor over the fence isn’t going to get your opinion out there. Talking to your representatives in our Congress will get your opinion heard. I'm pretty sure that is the only way they will ever know how you feel on any position or subject.

Somehow most people find it shocking that you bitched about an issue and got a reply from your government representative. You instantly have political connections if you can show a letter or email from your government representative! Use that collateral to make a difference in your world. Get more people to contact their own government and ask for change. It puzzles me why people are so afraid of contacting the government.

This is America. We as a people will never be perfect but we always have the choice of changing our government by voting. If you don’t like the way things are going then vote and change it. Don’t vote and then you have forfeited your voice and opinion. That is the way the system works. That is what the ones most benefiting from the current administration are counting on. Voters are going to be lazy and fat and happy with the status quo.

My advice to you if you are pissed off at what is going on in our country is to vote. Register to vote or do whatever it takes to make sure your voice is heard. Volunteer in the party you believe in. Have a voice or shut the hell up.

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