“The politics we most need right now is the “politics of community.” In that birthing process, a prophetic spiritual network—across the lines of race, class, gender, and region— cab act as the mid-wife of new possibilities”. Jim Wallis
“The more urgent the need for a decision, the less apparent becomes the identity of the decision-maker.” Murphy’s Eighteenth Law in Peter’s People
Eons ago, in my sophomore social studies class in high school I wrote a dissertation regarding America and politicians. I wish I had it now, as it is the only paper on which I received an A+. I compared what was taking place in the United States back in the 1960’s to the fall of the Roman Empire. Now, I laugh as John F. Kennedy was President, and I believe that my teacher voted Republican. My teacher even kept my paper so that no one could copy it. I was taking Latin at the time so our translations were about the Roman Empire.
What I saw then and continue to see is the hijinks performed by our so-called leaders, no matter what party controls the office. These people who supposedly lead by example seem to be more interested in partying than running office. We built corporate America to help employ individuals living in our country. Instead of creating Win/Win situations for employees and employers, the employers use the profit brought in to only benefit them. Jobs now go overseas to countries that do not pay high wages.
Here in the states our politicians raise taxes; corporations charge more for their goods; and the employees do not earn enough to buy homes and feed their families. I worked for one company where the employees had not had raises in six years so that their product could be sold competitively. This was at the height of the market before the bubble burst.
Seniors, the middle-class, and low-income citizens do not earn enough for a healthy lifestyle. The prices of goods are rising out of sight and our people are having more and more difficulty making ends meet.
We need more business minded politicians who can learn to budget, save, and plan for a “rainy day.” Politicians, who actually cared for their people. Normally I do not intend to RANT, but I see the United States crumbling before my eyes, and I feel so sad. Please, when you vote let’s find a politician who is true to his word… IF there is one out there.