OK, so I may get a lot of flack over this, and I may make a lot of people mad. But I have thinking about this for quite some time, and I think it may be time for a Revolution.
Don't get me wrong, I love America, and I am proud to be an American. But geesh, enough of the political bullshit that is ruining this great country. Let me explain though why I think it is time.
We were founded on the basic premise of government by the people and for the people. But that isn't what is happening. We have government by the party for the party, whichever party seems to be in office. The very basic freedoms that we hold dear, are continually at stake. Basic principals such as gun ownership are being used as soapboxes for both sides. One party touting that we hold the right to have as many guns as we want, and the other side pushing for laws to infringe upon that freedom. This is not how our government was supposed to work.
Government was supposed to be individual freedom above all. The federal government was to have very little to do with our daily lives, and instead focus on the nations interaction with other nations. Then the State governments were to focus on one states interaction with other states, and finally local governments focus on our interaction with other people. What we have is the federal government trying to be all up in our faces over health care, gay marriage, gun ownership, and the list goes on and on. We as individuals send a lot of money to Washington in the form of taxes, and they can't even do their jobs right. If I did my job as poorly as the federal government... well the state would be supporting me in the form of unemployment.
So, what do we do.... let me say I am not yet ready for a violent revolution, although it may come to that someday. Right now, we need to fight for our freedoms, and look for candidates for office, that will say fuck you to the party and vote what the people want. With that said, I did vote for Obama last time, and will probably vote for him again, but I think he is letting us down, and not in the way the republicans think. I don't believe he is pushing us towards socialism, but he is letting us down.
So Rise up Mr and Mrs America. Let's run candidates that are not rich, that can't afford to run million dollar campaigns, but know what you and I go through every day. Only then, will this country again become a nation by the people, for the people. Or at least, that's as I see it.