Opting out of the whole little charade
I have always been taught and believe that the things we have and accomplish in this life are gifts. With the gift comes responsibility.
In government it seems something has gone very wrong. We the people elect individuals to hold positions of great responsibility in caring for this nation and to make decisions in the best interest of the American people. Have the elected officials become so political that the welfare of this nation and the American people are no longer their prime motivation in the decisions they make?
This line of thought started when I received am email for a political contribution. I thought about the letters written to congressmen that accomplished only the activation of a form letter.
I thought about conversations with others who were also wondering why promises were made and bills were passed and the intended outcome was never accomplished.
We go from campaign to campaign and those we have entrusted with the welfare of this nation seem to be more worried about the next campaign than what is accomplished to help the American people. We are more worried about political correctness than the problems we are facing. I am not going to enable this kind of misuse of power by contributing to it.
We listen and sometimes believe what they say but all campaign promises give us is a list of hopes, much like our childhood letters to Santa. The campaigns have become more important than the promises or what they stand for. Capt T.L. and Mrs. Barton DC USN Pittsburg, Kansas