We all know  the climate in our country did not change with the election. Now instead of one side bashing Bush while the other side tried to defend him we just reversed roles.

I don't think this loyalty is to a party or even a set of principles.  I think it is merely the desire many of us have to be right, to feel superior, and seemingly at any cost.  Too many of us have jumped on partisanship as a cause and we now feed off the adrenaline rush it creates. Without all the emotions running wild what would we have? Boring Civil discussions that would actually produce agreeable solutions? How terrible would that be!

Instead of thinking "right wing nut", "left wing loon", ect we would have to consider the other persons opinion and the possibility we may each be right on certain things! Oh dear, that may mean we could find common ground on basic things and see that as Americans we actually agree on more things then we disagree on.  We may find that most of us cherish the basic principles our founders also agreed on. 

So, how do we move past this lack of temperance and humility in our society?  My suggestion is simple. We quit reacting purely on emotion and feeding the adrenaline rush.  Instead we do what our founding fathers had to do. We don't depend on a king and we decide we are not willing to be subjects to a finite power.  We decide that freedom to live without interference from a Government allows for the truest pursuit of happiness; for all people.

We decide we are no longer blindly loyal to a party, a politician or even a movement. We are loyal to our faith, our family, our friends, our principles and our freedoms! Because those things are what make America what she is.

No politician or Government power made America "We the People" created her. It was our blood, our sweat, our tears and our understanding of duty that created her and continues to maintain her. This is why each of us our given the right and responsibility in this country to feed, clothe, house, and work for ourselves.  Doing so ensures we are able to think how we wish, worship or not worship as we wish, and be free to pursue the things that matter to us in our lives.  Each of us has an understanding only these types of lessons can teach.   Because we have all been given the freedom to fail and to succeed. This breeds  the compassion that we show one another in bad times.

 As Americans we realized an important truth long ago. Governments do not have any rights to give; they only have the ability to limit rights or protect them!  Our challenge is to decide which we really want. Then decide if we are willing to come back together as a people in order to ensure this experiment of our nation continues to thrive for it's people or for it's Government!

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Mar. 24, 2009 at 2:00 PM

bumpI will read later!

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Mar. 24, 2009 at 4:51 PM

Very well said! It is indeed hard to get out of the habit of feeding the adrenaline rush. But once we realize that what we really want is true freedom and realize that personal responsibility comes with that, I think we could get a lot more accomplished in this nation.

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Mar. 25, 2009 at 12:28 AM

Beautiful!  I wish more people would adopt your attitude! :)

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Mar. 25, 2009 at 8:11 AM

I seriously believe a revolt is inevitable.

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Mar. 26, 2009 at 11:13 AM


Sadly,  I think your right. The Politicians don't listen and don't appear to think they have to listen to the people anymore!  This is why we the people have to start voting for what's right for our country instead of for a party.  We need to make our voices heard by being more involved and proving to Washington we are paying attention.  Some of us even need to get out and run for office(s) ourselves.  Whether you like Sarah Palin or "Joe" not people were drawn to them because they are regular people; not the typical Washington Career Politician. We need more regular people in Washington in order to restore confidence with the American people that our Government works for us not against us.


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Mar. 26, 2009 at 2:49 PM

Oh, the reps and the dems, the jackasses and the elephants ~~ dismantle both, they seem to have lost sight of their original conceptions anyway.

Yes, we do need regular people in Washington.  The thing is getting a regular person's ideas to the masses.  Campaign reform is seriously needed.

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Aug. 31, 2009 at 11:51 PM

Very well said!

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