Here we are in the final stretch of the 2012 Presidential campaign. The pollsters would have us believe that Obama will be the hands down winner but I just don’t see that happening. First of all, the Democratic party has alienated the Christians all together, and even have alienated the Black evangelicals. The party has taken on an anti-God shroud as well as a pro-abortion and pro-homosexuality stand and finally has become the whipping boy for every environmental extremist organization in existence.
As I am typing this, I am multi-tasking and watching a television show that is explaining to me why none of the events and facts matter any more. To a certain extent, I believe that. I have been made aware of the fact that MOST people just don’t care about politics at all, and avoid discussing it and look at all politicians as having no impact, positive or negative, on their lives. Sadly, I know deep down that what they are telling me is 100% correct and most people just plain don’t care until it all comes crashing down on top of them. Having seen their friends and neighbors lose it all over the last four years has really meant nothing because it didn’t really affect them at all on a personal level. Someone will have to shoot them, burn down their home, or barricade their neighborhood with flaming cars and garbage before they will start to pay attention.
Of course I understand there is a large percentage of America that cares more about their favorite pop star or movie star than they do about the National Security of the country. Most of them have only a vague idea of what national security actually consists of, and the cat-and-mouse and Chess moves diplomacy that goes on as a daily event in a world they are totally disconnected from. The only time they are in the least bit concerned is when another country attacks us, as happened on 9-11-2001. Even with this open aggression and attack on our country, the people of New York are once again strongly anti-defense and politically are supporting the candidates that favor the religion and countries where the attackers that killed 3,000+ of their family and friends in a brutal attack in their own back yard. Personally, I can’t see how they make sense of this except to just know that their opinions are based on what they are being told, and they are being fed lies and deceit from a press that is for the most part communistic in their views.
I found myself getting all worked up about the elections and doing my best to educate my friends and family on the issues of the day until one day I made some dismal observations: Most people, including most republicans, couldn’t tell you who the speakers of the house and senate are, and even fewer of those could tell who the minority whips of each house were. A few could tell you who the senators for their state are, and maybe even a few of them could tell you who the house members are that represent them in Washington. There is a large population of the country that doesn’t know that Osama Bin Laden was killed and even if you tell them they couldn’t tell you who was in power when that happened.
I keep seeing polls where women base their vote for President on which one is the sexiest looking one, or the one they would most like to have sex with. REALLY?? I mean REALLY???? Blacks will vote for the black man, even if he is making laws that directly hurt black people. People vote strictly based on the party the candidate is affiliated with. They vote for the guy that has the most money donated to him to run television ads and buy yard signs, yet they spend their entire lives complaining about corporations buying politicians. People who are getting their government checks every month will vote for which ever party says it will continue the dole. I would vote to not allow anyone who gets a government check the right to vote, just to end any chances of corruption, but I doubt this will ever happen.
Speaking of complaining, I hear it all the time how people complain about the economy and the high prices they are paying for goods and services. In reality, the true price of goods and services changes very little. The value of the money they are using makes wild swings. When the Federal Reserve is printing more money than it takes to replace worn currency and releasing it into the economic stream, the value of EVERY dollar out there in existence goes down. People get raises and think they are getting ahead, but in reality they are only keeping up with this artificial inflation and devaluation of the currency they are using. Our currency, the Dollar, is only worth a fraction of what it was worth when I was born. The value of the dollar goes down every day, and now that the Federal Reserve is printing money to make up for our out of control Federal Spending, the pace of devaluation is only going to increase.
I know. This is a lot of rambling about unrelated items. But are they really unrelated? I say they are as joined at the hip as my thigh is to my abdomen. I really hope and pray that Romney wins this presidential election, but even if he does it is going to take constant pressure from people who really care to force the government back into a position of providing for the common defense of our Nation and then for providing a limited amount of laws that affect the daily lives of the people it represents in order to keep peace within the nation.