Cat, I realize you have an area for Jesse's Blog but this is important and to the point enough that I would like it to have its own special place here in the editorials. This is something that everyone should read, and read again. Drill it into your minds and realize the truth of what he is saying.
Wake up folks...the system is broken and for the life of me I can't think of a single way to use the system to fix the system. We need a new system. "Selecting" a Democrat is not the answer. Our problems are bigger than that. Until we accept this fact we will continue to tear our nation apart with the red herring known as the "our guy is better than their guy" game. Republicans, Democrats and all other party members...get this through your heads...NONE OF THEM ARE OUR GUYS! Left & Right Unite! Think about it!
What I am going to say now, I am going to say because I do care. Sometimes things have to be said to people you care about even if they may hurt. Trust me, it is not my intention to hurt anyone, it is however my intention to point out what I have witnessed. Take it as you will.
I have seen some very good, very intelligent people come to this site who because they do not toe the democratic/liberal line have been ridiculed, insulted and slandered.
No, I am not talking about people like Buckshot, (remember him?), who I consider to be a raving lunatic who supports everything this demonic cabal has done, but others who recognize what is being done to not only this country, but the world as a whole and are against it though their thoughts on how to solve the problem are different from the liberal agenda.
What I have seen is almost a knee jerk reaction, and though you may not recognize this, it is basically a "if you do not vote democrat you are stupid" mentality.
You may not recognize this, but that is because many of those on this site are what I would consider to be insiders.
I am not an insider. I am a visitor, always have been. I do not know if it is because of the way I write, who I am, or some of my thoughts, but the people on this site have welcomed me with open arms and I both love them and respect them for it, even if there are times that I disagree with them, I recognize that we all have the same goals, we just have different solutions.
We have GOT to stop pushing our responsibility (individual, local, state) onto the federal government. Through us giving these responsibilities to the government, we have concentrated the power to a point that we are now nearly powerless.
There is a reason for limited government. Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.
People keep saying, "Well, if we can just get the right people in.....". Well, we haven't to date because the game is rigged and has been rigged for quite some time. (1913 is a sticking point for me)
All of these things that we consider to be good ARE good, but only on the surface. Many things that we all want ARE good, but not in the hands of the corrupt.
I do not know the solutions as to how to bring about the things we desire, but I do know one thing, and this is a cold hard reality. We must remove as much power as we can from those in Washington and place it back into the hands of the states.
Yes, some states will be worse off than others. It is unfortunate, and we can only hope that the states that are worse off will strive to emulate the states that are successful, but this is better than having not only a whole nation, but a whole world being decimated because of the actions of the corrupt who hold absolute power over every aspect of our lives, is it not?
It will be much easier to create change on a state level, and those who chose to live a certain way will be able to create a state they desire, for better of for worse.
Think on this. What do those in power desire? Why? Complete domination and control over every aspect of humanity. Do you trust them with this? I sure as hell don't.
This is what I see happening with the left vs. right. Each side desires to FORCE their point of view upon the other. Each side is so sure they are correct in their views they will not budge one iota. In order to force their point of view upon the other, they continually give up personal freedoms, (read that as choice), and the maniacs who rule us gladly take it and use it to benefit themselves.
Now please understand. On many of the issues I agree with the left. Something that I realize however is I cannot force my point of view upon others. I can voice my opinion in as reasonable a way as possible and hope that the opposition will understand where I am coming from, but I cannot force.
Remove the power from DC. Let the red states be red states if that's what they want to be, let the blue states be blue states. Whether we agree or not. No matter how foolish and backwards we feel the other side to be, it is their choice.
We need to change the rules. The only way we have a chance of winning is if we return the power back to the states where it belongs. I do not know about any of you, but I would rather see the people in some states suffer rather than all of the world suffer. But that is just me.