Voters need to take control back from the politicians
For most of my adult life I didn't pay much attention to politics. I would simulate one of the pundits I heard on TV or, of course, repeat what my father said. I just wasn't interested.
But before the 2008 election, I had a hunger to know what this great nation stood for. Through all my digging and probing it hit me, how can a people govern themselves if they're not paying attention. I think I was to busy living my life paying no mind to the fact that in this country we are suppose to govern ourselves. "We the people."
So am I partly to blame for our economy being in serious trouble, gas and food prices rising, and being 15 trillion dollars in debt and rising? I started educating myself.
In the very beginning of our county’s history, we were called "The Great American Experiment." The question asked was: “Could a country of free people govern themselves?" The answer is an astounding yes! Not only did we govern ourselves, but 200 years later we became the most prosperous country in the world.
How did we get there? Our government would like you to think it was all them, but I've learned that what made this country great were the people. Free people who invented, created, discovered, and innovated this great nation into being. Thanks to our Constitution, the wonderful document that our Founding fathers worked tirelessly to create, we have a system based on natural law in which free people can live in a stable society with a system of justice. The founders knew this system was something special. It would guide citizens in a loving, law-abiding way.
For the first 100 years it went pretty well. There were flaws, but they could be corrected with amendments. The second hundred years were not as prosperous. Government started growing and hasn't stopped since. Now it's bloated, out of control, spends more then it takes in, and infringes on our freedoms with all their regulations. Now they want to raise taxes on the rich.
We don't have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem. This is our hard earned tax dollars being spent irresponsibly. Every bubble that has burst in our economy has happened because our government has been overreaching, taking more control then our Constitution states, and by the way they swear to uphold the Constitution. They try to micromanage the economy and all they have done is completely destroy it.
Capitalism and the free market built the United States, and is now being replaced with corporatism and cronyism. Both parties are to blame and it's been going on for years right under our noses.
"We the people" are waking up. It's time to take control back. They work for us.
Elections are coming up and we need to put the right people in these positions. I urge you to really investigate all our choices and ask yourself what kind of country you want to live in. Don't just listen to talking heads, dig for the truth. Information is at our fingertips. I believe we not only have a right to vote, but a duty to vote. God blessed this great country and our Constitution. His fingerprints are all over it.
Cindy J. Fischhaber