Usually, I don’t like to talk about politics in public — partly because I’m uncomfortable doing this, and with good reason. And yet, I’m concerned about the current political climate in the United States — especially since the 2012 Presidential campaigns have already started, whether we like it or not.
Already, we’ve got a lot to worry about — including a financial recession that’s not limited to America, the continuing conflict in the Middle East, etc. President Barack Obama is doing the best he can to find solutions to these and other problems — but what he really needs are the ideas and suggestions of those level-headed politicians working in Washington, and not those severly attacking him, including those Conserative Republican politicians supported by the Tea Party (not to mention certain Conserative media personalities who don’t care how much trouble they cause, as long as they cash their weekly paychecks).
The U.S. Government was created for the people and by the people — to help us in times of crisis while serving as a positive example to the rest of the world by securing unity between nations. One can only imagine how Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and FDR — to name a few — might react to the current crop of politicians and media personalities who use some, if not all, of the U.S. Constitution’s amendments for their own purposes without caring what everybody thinks. Not to mention ignore the possible consequences that might result from them. Texas governor Rick Perry’s recent comments about global warning is one example why certain aspects of Conversative politics have become outdated, much like the horse-and-buggy era that was forced to step aside for the automotive age. There’s still a place in religion in the world, but its fanatical aspects are no match for both reality and scientific fact — something that might cause Governor Perry’s presidential campaign to self-destruct by late-2012.
I’d give other examples of the political quagmere that our country’s currently in — but the point is this: Washington must and should straighten up its act, by having its politicans find (and in some cases, conceive) the solutions that’ll help improve the country, as well as other nations who are, more or less, in the same boat as us. Of course, it won’t be easy — but then, nothing ever is. Winston Churchill once said that democracy is the worst kind of government — except for all the others. And yet, democracy can be the best kind of government — when we focus on what really matters, instead of what proves to be both foolish and pointless in the long run.
John Lavernoich is the author of the novels Code Name: Chameleons and Chameleons To The Rescue, as well as close to three dozen articles and short stories that have been published in print and on the Internet – to learn more about Mr. Lavernoich and his writing achievements, please visit his official website (http://jlavernoich2008.web.officelive.com/default.aspx), as well as his pages on Windows Live Spaces(http://cid-ef88d131988ab38f.profile.live.com), Facebook(http://www.facebook.com/john.lavernoich?ref=name), MySpace(http://www.myspace.com/jlavernoich), and Twitter (http://twitter.com/JLav65). Mr. Lavernoich also maintains his own video channel on YouTube(http://www.youtube.com/user/JLav65?feature=mhsn).
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