Sunday, August 28, 2016

Our Devolving Politics

Our political system has fallen apart. As we stand now, our election is primarily between a criminal and a con artist. How pathetic. And the problem is...people are actually enjoying the race!

The media love it, as entertainment is now their main business. Individual responsibility, personal integrity and mutual respect are some of the values that have gone by the wayside. Our society now glorifies all of the things we were taught as children were wrong. Take for example the baseball player who flips his bat after a home run...or the basketball player who thumps his chest after a basket...or the football player who dances around like a fool after a catch. Where is modesty? Where is sportsmanship? Instead, the entertainment world profits from this behavior, and in the process sows the seeds of low morals and poor behavior throughout the population.

If you turn on the television news nowadays and put them side by side, all day you will see CNN talking about the Trump negatives, and FOX News talking the Clinton negatives. How sad. When debating the future of our country, the best we get is a barrage of negatives about the other person, with neither candidate forced to discuss substantive policy issues.

And how about the third party candidates? We have an agnostic and a libertarian. If you want to be truly scared and shocked, check out the Libertarian Party National Convention!

I think the best hope in the future may be the Constitution Party. While it receives no press right now, the foundation of the party is a good one on to build on. Here is the mission statement:
The mission of the Constitution Party is to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity through the election, at all levels of government, of Constitution Party candidates who will uphold the principles of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and the Bill of Rights. It is our goal to limit the federal government to its delegated, enumerated, Constitutional functions.
Sounds pretty good for anyone concerned with honesty and integrity in our society!

This is still the best country on Earth by far! We need to make sure that people who care for nothing but money and power do not ruin it for the rest of us, and that our society does not go the way of the Romans.

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