Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Where Are We Going?

    I have to wonder where we are going as a country or as a nation of individual people.  I think we have lost our way on what is important to us and what we value as a nation.  We will not turn this country around if we have no clue on what we value and what we support and the priorities we place on those values.  How do you pick one candidate over another, when you don't have a clear idea of what you value and how much you value it.  This isn't more evident when it comes to the crop of possibles for 2016 because there are a bunch of politicians out there promising the world.  We all know leopards don't change their spots and any politicians biggest goal is to get elected and\or re-elected.

    We won't all agree on what we value and we sure as heck won't agree on where they fall on our priority list.  But here is the thing, we need to figure out early on what is truly of value and be willing to go to the mat for the candidates that have a track history of supporting that value.  If you value limited government then find a candidate that has worked to make that happen (look to Governers).  If you value controling government spending then find candidates that have actually cut government spending.  Constitutional rights, same thing.  Social issues, same thing.  We, who are opposed to run away government spending and government overreach, need to find and promote candidates that support the same.

     I for one am willing to support candidates that others have vetted if they have proof of the track record.  I struggle to listen to all the talking heads and all the campaign spewed BS.  I will put dollars and energy into actual reformers and leaders.  I won't throw money down the hottest new thing rabbit hole just to go along with the crowd.  I will do my own vetting the best that I can and I would rest your help in pointing out good possibles.

    We won't change this country by allowing the same career criminal back into office just because they are part of the two party machine.  We have the ability to change the process and our opportunity is before the primaries and in the primaries.  After that we are back to the lesser of two evils, which hasn't worked out for us so far.

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