So much for representation!

So our government is a republic right? “And to the republic for which it stands” yes, I believe those words are in the Pledge. The dictionary says that republic is, “a state in which supreme power is held BY THE PEOPLE and their elected representatives.” So what happened with our “elected representatives” and the Wall Street bailout?? Just curious, ya know because I was hearing reports on the news from legislatures who said such things as out of 900,000 e-mails about the bailout over 800,000 were “nay.” So what happened to our republic? Do we really have representation, do we really have a “say” in what happens in our government? I tend to think not. I’m not trying to be a pessimist or a doom gloom and dispair prophesier, but I have to admit that I’ve never had much “faith” in our government. In my thinking government has gotten WAY to big for itself and has become more like the “big brother” of Orwell’s “1989.” I believe that the government was established for the main purpose of protecting the country, NOT for the purpose of worming their way into every aspect of our lives and constantly gripping for more control. The bailout bugs me! Spoiled America has been living the life of “credit” for so long that now I hear phrases on the news like “get the credit flowing again.” What is that? How can something like “credit” flow. Maybe money can flow, gold can flow, water can flow, but credit??! Would it really be so bad if we didn’t “bail out” the millionaires who work for 3 weeks and still get paid MILLIONS of dollars? My solution, I know I’m so harsh, to these CEOs who are drowning their companies and whining about not have any more million dollar pay checks, is to go get a regular job at Wal-Mart if you can do no better! Why should the government have to support your ridiculously lavish lifestyle?? I try to steer clear of politics as much as possible. My hubby, his fam, and my fam both love it, so it’s sometimes difficult. However, I find that the more I’m into it the more “worked up” about things I become and the thing is, I can’t do a blessed thing about it, so why get my blood pressure out of whack. 🙂 Now I’m not saying, don’t do “nuthin.” As far as you can make a difference, you should. VOTE! Even if your choices are “bad” and “badder,” do what you can with what you have. However, as has been proven time and again, you can’t get your security from the government…. in fact, most of the time you can’t even trust them to be above board in what they are doing as they supposedly represent we the people. So for what it’s worth, and no matter how much you love being saturated in politics, please don’t take your world view temperature from that thermometer. Learn to be an “objective” thinker, and if you can, sift the facts from all the emotional hype that the media throws us. Remember that the world, and country, were here LONG before we were, and most likely, will be here LONG after we are gone.
Sorry for the political rant, but it’s been building for awhile. 🙂

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