2016 Elections coming soon, right?
We are 10 months away from the election of our country’s supreme leader. The television ads and news stories are already dominating the media. How many debates do we really need? Most of the folks I have spoken with are already tired of the “politicians” and the huge money being spent on this election.
I believe with all my heart that this election is VERY IMPORTANT! We are at a turning point in our country that was left to us by the “Greatest Generation” and unfortunately we have let those great Americans down. Indifference is rampant. College and university students know little about what is happening in this world and put very little importance on our constitution. Others are more concerned about how this politician or that politician can benefit themselves. Its time for some true statesmen. It is time for some public servants who are not interested in how much money or power they can consume.
If I could change the process I would start the campaigning 2-3 months before the election. I would teach each candidates platform in the schools and in the churches. I would have good folks discussing the pros and cons as they socialize and talk to their neighbors. I would have the constitution first and foremost as our guide. Our founding Fathers were inspired by God our creator and I believe after weeks of debate and discussion came up with the most successful guide this world has ever known. Were they perfect, of course not.
I recently saw a video with Andy and Ope of Mayberry television fame. Sheriff Andy’s son wanted to increase his allowance and did not want to work for it. Andy simply said “working for what you earn makes you feel good about yourself.” What a simple lesson! Those were the type of lessons we learned in the 50’s from our media. We need more of those lessons today.
I urge you to review your American history and the constitution a little, listen to the politicians views and check for their voting history. Try not to be caught by media sound bites and who is the most charismatic . We need a strong leader who has the same ideals and beliefs of our founding fathers.