Monday, November 3, 2008

My Political Mumbo Jumbo

*** I totally apologize to those of you I will offend with this post - as sincerely as possible I wish to say that NO OFFENSE IS INTENDED - these are just my opinions at this point in time and I will gladly read and consider any comments on the subject. ***

If you are still wavering on your vote tomorrow (for those of us who haven't voted already) - perhaps this will help ... (probably not)! I drove by the following presentation - someone has really put their fence to work, and of course I had to snap some photos:

And then a plea to all those vandals out there (although some hoodlums already got this one)

I got a good laugh out of the whole thing - but I was happy to see someone passionately involved in the process. I have not been so vocal in my beliefs and philosophies this time, perhaps because I can't find anywhere to connect.

I am deeply disappointed in our choices lately.

I am deeply disappointed in the nature of politics anymore.

I am deeply disappointed by a population demanding things from politicians and the politicians catering to those demands.

Whatever happened to the philosophy shared so eloquently by JFK, "Ask not what your country can do for you , but what you can do for your country?"

To try and cheer myself up, I read over JFK's inaugural address and the following section really hit me:

"We observe today not a victory of party, but a celebration of freedom—symbolizing an end, as well as a beginning—signifying renewal, as well as change. For I have sworn before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forebears prescribed nearly a century and three quarters ago.
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe—the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.
"We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution. Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans—born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage—and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this Nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world.
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
"This much we pledge—and more."

Where is that line of thinking in our politics today?

It is needed now more than ever, yet no one will take on this stance.

Somewhere out there are Americans who believe in giving to and serving our country and not just asking our country to take care of us. However, both candidates seem to be making promises left and right that involve the country serving the people, in ways our founding fathers never intended. It is disheartening to me. I am not a Democrat, I am not a Republican, I am an American.

Unfortunately, there is a rising new party that seems to be taking over - the Entitled!



Chanelle said...

So true and well put. Thanks for sharing.

Zombette said...

I love you my dear friend.

And I'm sad with you over the state of our nation.

I couldn't have said it better than you (and JFK) did.

Thank you!