Monday, October 5, 2009
Indulge if you would today, I would like to speak my mind about our current election process and the success of our elected officials. If we elect them to office shouldn't we also be able to remove them, if their polices are not in line with what the majority believe? Health care, is an example, only a minority of people think that a public option is warranted, while most of us do not. The majority of people against it are also the working class, the ones whom are most likely to be adversely effected by its implementation. So why is it that are duly elected politicians are trying their hardest to force it upon us? Why is it that in a so called democracy, we really have no say, even after all the town halls and marchers, they are still trying to sneak it passed us. We should have a say and not just every 2 or 4 years. At my job, I was hired to execute certain tasks, if I decide to make changes to my job description and perform in a manner different than what was expected, I would, not only be called on it, I may be disciplined and / or ultimately fired. We have hired these "officials", to do what is right for "the people", for us, and sometime ago they changed the job description, and for too many years, have been executing the tasks of their office in a different manner than expected by the majority of the populous. Under the current system, anyone with enough money & enough lies, could buy a political office. One of the biggest lies they keep telling us, and we keep falling for is that they will fight for us, but obviously, once they obtain the office, they force us to live with whatever hidden agenda they have, or the agenda of special interests groups and lobbyists. Meanwhile we have no recourse, and now that have amassed even more money and friends in the political elite, we are stuck. Especially, when most people have become so complacent with the system that they are duped into believing the lies. Politicians should work for us, at our discretion, not for lobbyists, campaigns should have a monetary cap, and promises made during that period should be upheld and if not, they should be fired immediately, before things get so bad that they are almost irreversible. What if we hold these officials accountable for their actions, what would our country feel and look like? America would return to her former glory, a beacon of freedom, and the land of opportunity.