I know, I know, the election is over; and to paraphrase something I read on Facebook™ ”The election is over, the talking is done. My party lost, your party won. So let us be friends, let arguments pass. I’ll hug my elephant, you kiss your a****! Most people are trying to do the ‘lets be friends’ part; not the ‘you kiss you a****’ part. There are a few folks who still feel that it is their duty to convince the ‘other’ guy that he was so wrong to vote the way he did, even though the election was nearly 2 weeks ago. Americans should stop talking about politics and affairs of state, right? Wrong.
Because all Americans know that our finances, jobs, debt and economy and anything remotely tied to these things, are headed for the proverbial terlit (and some say it is already there), it is up to Americans to decide what role the government has, if any, in solving these problems. Part of the problem was caused by too much government involvement, and part of the problem was caused by too little government involvement in operations of this country. After all, if government is PART of the problem, asking/demanding/allowing that SAME GOVERNMENT be part of the SOLUTION; seems to me a bit like allowing the government to be judge, jury and executioner at its own trial. This is hardly an impartial way to solve a problem. Don’t you think it is the role of the GOVERNED/WE THE PEOPLE to determine what the role of government is in finding a solution?
Another thing that the American people ought to be doing (and not just because I say so), is deciding if they want to return to strict interpretation of our founding documents, do they want to mold them into their lifestyle now (after all the documents have withstood the test of 230+ years for a reason).
The following article appears long and in some ways is a bit over-the-top for me, but when read with an open mind, there are some solid truths to it. As tempted as we may be to spend the next 4 years squabbling, let spend the next 4 years TALKING and finding solutions so that the next generation and enjoying life.
This article should be required reading for anyone considering giving Barack Obama 4 more years. Many liberals have already made up their minds, so don’t confuse me with the facts, but no amount of sitting around the table talking economic patriotism and begging for 4 more years (despite a hugely unpopular 4 previous years) will change the minds of some voters. I’d like to be given a solid, fact-based reason that this country should have 4 more years AND this man deserves the 4 years.
But, heck; does your plumber get a SECOND chance if he messes up your brand new bathroom, or the electrician deserve another chance when he messes up the wiring to your house and you have to pay thousands to have it redone? I think the answer is a resounding ‘NO!’
But Barack Obama feels that we should give him another chance-based on what-ah, white, straight teeth and smooth talking. Snake oil salesmen fit that bill, too!.
Its clear to this voter that the choice is just as clear. Mitt Romney is no natural born politician, but he is a patriot and cares not if he’s given a second term; where Mr. Obama’s sun rises and sets on whether he and his cronies get another term-for what, I shudder to think.
After posting $150,000 bail, George Zimmerman left jail early this morning and now awaits trial for second degree murder of Trayvon Martin, Location unknown, he must maintain a curfew, can’t have access to a firearm and must wear a tracking device that monitors exactly where he is.
Despite these restrictions and the fact that he has not been convicted of murder, he is being hunted; death threats have been made against Mr. Zimmerman and his family.
Having said, “If we find evidence of a potential federal criminal civil rights crime, we will take appropriate action, and at every step, the facts and law will guide us forward,” many await a statement by Attorney General Eric Holder.
Isn’t making death threat against another US citizen a violation of criminal law and civil rights law? Isn’t the violence that the New Black Panthers sanctioned, a hate crime? What does Mr. Holder have to say those who would do harm to Mr. Zimmerman? All one needs to do is tune in a bit to Twitter and other social media to find out that airwaves and cyberspace is abuzz with death threats against Mr. Zimmerman and his family.
When Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “we shall overcome,” he did not mean by death threats. When he said, “That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing” he wasn’t endorsing vigilante justice. What has happened to Americans that they DO seek vigilante justice?
That begs another question. Do Americans have the right to take the law in their own hands and mete out justice they see fit? Isn’t that one of the reasons we have our American system of jurisprudence which says that a man is innocent until proven guilty?