By The People

There are fundamental flaws in how American government operates today,
contrary to the Constitution and the vision of a representative republican form of governance.
I intend doing something about it: by educating and informing others who
are not even aware of the dangers.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Choose Wisely!

How did we get to where we are today in the united States of America?  What did We the People do to deserve such a state of crisis on so many levels?

We grew complacent and allowed others to take responsibility for ourselves and our Fellow Americans. We trusted in those we elected to be of higher moral fiber than ourselves. I include myself, so it's not about pointing fingers. We as a people have been our own worst enemy.  We have allowed government and the corporations that control that government to dictate to us, what we may or may not do, what products or services to buy, what rights we may have the privilege of purchasing for a fee, what lands we may or may not own or even dwell upon.  But most of all, parents trusted a system to educate their children instead of assuming that parental right and responsibility themselves.  Fixing the educational system is a long term solution and not the First Aid care this nation requires to survive.

The past eight years have been a disaster for so many American families and the privately-owned major media ignores the facts and instead paints such a wonderful picture that will be marked in history as the end of the American Dream.

I look upon the choices that the criminal political corporations have offered to us and I can only shake my head and wonder how we ever allowed it to get this far. Then I remember the memes about how Hitler rose to power, and all of the dictators before and since. And I see the common thread.

We the People are the common thread that both built and destroyed empires throughout our recorded history.  We become complacent and trusting of those we elect to represent us, and they are not always the honorable men and women we expect them to be. Perhaps some self reflecting is required to see the truth.

It is not secret that Hillary Rodham Clinton is a criminal. The media can play it down all they want, but the truth is right out there for anyone interested to see for themselves. Facts and truth do not require they be reported by a 'major' news source. All that is required is good journalism and fact sources. In this case, plenty of emails that have been revealed and many of which that have been reviewed by the FBI and Congress. Like Obama, Clinton is the result of complacency on our part and a failure to have the moral character to demand the same from those we elected.

I am and have always been a fan of Ron Paul, and supported his bids for the presidency in 2008 and 2012. And I supported Rand Paul this year praying that he would reconsider the suspension of his campaign. He has chosen to represent the People of Kentucky and I respect his choice and support his re-election to the Senate.

I reviewed the 'minor' party candidates, but there is no Ross Perot among them. While I consider myself a lowercase 'l' libertarian, I cannot support the Libertarian Party choice for a presidential candidate. And then that old election time mantra played out across the media and social networks, about voting for the lesser of two evils.

I look at accomplishments and character in the person that I was to represent me and to protect my rights. I look to see what they stand for now and then, and check to see if they have changed any, and whether it is for the better or for the worse.

Now that I am an Oregonian, this election in particular I view as the most significant in my lifetime. For us to succeed as a sovereign nation of free States and People, we most choose wisely. We must replace as many incumbents with new representation as possible, but we must replace them with people who understand the Constitution and are willing to abide by it.

Like the choice for President, my top choice for Governor did not make the cut. So I looked at the other candidates and decided that Bud Pierce is the nest choice for Oregon.  I am also supporting Art Robinson for Congress, and Mark Callahan for US Senator representing the State of Oregon.

The most difficult choice for me was selecting a President. I read and watched, I listened and learned, and when it was time to decide, I chose Donald J. Trump. That was a difficult choice at first and then it became crystal clear to me.

Some have called Trump a bully and yet those who have worked for him say otherwise. Some call him disrespectful to women and minorities. Ask Jennifer Hudson about that, or ask Haitian Americans about his regards to minorities.

Some will point to the fact that Donald Trump's success was guaranteed with a million dollar seed from his father. Many wealthy fathers seeded their sons (and daughters) and may also have had to bail them out of debt because of failures in business or their personal lives.  Trump built an empire. Some will point out the few bankruptcies of Trump endeavors but will fail to mention the better than 95% success rate.

The most important factor to me and probably the one that convinces me that Trump is the smart choice is his absolute love of America and the free market capitalism that made his success possible. He is a capitalist and not a socialist. He is a nationalist and not a globalist.

So when you fill out your ballots or go to the polls this election day, put the emotions and party politics aside, and choose based on ethics and morals, and the future of this nation.

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