Friday, March 26, 2010

The Changing of Our Great Nation

Our nation was founded by people who were willing to do for themselves and found it embarrassing to have to ask for a hand out from their fellow citizens. Slowly but surely this has changed over the 233 years of our nation. Today we have many in this nation that no longer are embarrassed about taking hand outs from their fellow citizens, but they demand it from them. If some one loses their job people think that their fellow citizens should help pay for the unemployment instead of going out getting any job they can until a better job can be found. If some one makes an investment in the stock market and loses their investment they want some one to reimburse them for their loses. If some one can not make their mortgage payment they expect some one to pay it for them or the mortgage holder to except the lack of payment.

What ever happened to living with your means and paying your bills? What ever happened to relying on your own abilities and talents? What ever happened to taking responsibility for your own decisions and accepting the consequences of those decisions?

If we want to see this great country to survive what is happening right now we need to start becoming self reliant once again. This country is great because every citizen has and equal opportunity to succeed and it is up to that citizens to take the opportunity by the horns to make the best of it that they possibly can.

Being self reliance is the solution to saving our country, when people are self reliant they will not look to the government for their solution but make the best solution possible for them. Our country is so diverse that a one solution fits all can not and will not work for every one in the country, so the only solution that will work is self reliant solutions by the citizens of the country.

The men in the above picture did not try to solve every ones problem when they were creating the Constitution , they were setting up the measure to protect the new country that they and many others fought so hard to form and that we are very lucky to be part of. These men understood that they could not solve every ones problem and that they people would be able to solve their own problems if they were left to their own means. How have we strayed so far from what these great men provide for our generation?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Losing Touch

The politicians in DC have lost touch with the people that they are elected to represent. The most current example is health care and how it is being handled by the political elites in DC. No matter what has been done or said by the people of the United States they continue to push ahead with national health care regardless. How can we force our elected officials to regain contact with us? The solution can not only be limited to the people in DC, it must also involve state and local officials. The citizens of our country can no longer afford to allow these political elites to go unsupervised, we need to remind them who they are actually working for.

The first thing we need to do is to have a better selection candidates to vote for. We need people who reflect our values and principles to be candidates. We can not allow the dems or repubs to be the only ones to determine who is being put for election, we can see the results of the good old boy network in action and it's affects on our country. Next thing we need to do is not to allow these people to have their closed door meeting in secret any longer, all meetings need to be held in the open an for the public to see. The only exception would be in the case of National Security. Once we have the light shining on these people the next step is to get them back in touch with the people they representing. To do this I think they need to spend only a very limited time in DC and most of their time in their home district where people can actually meet with them.

The most important part of fixing our country is that the people never again allow the govt to work unsupervised. This is our country and it is up to all of us take our share of responsibility in how our country is to be.