I must say, he starts this off with the right words – I don’t have time for this. You can read his comments here.
I guess that’s the main problem with politics in this country – too many opinions and most people don’t care. They just want to be left alone to live their lives without too much interference from the government or other people. The main difference between a conservative and a liberal is that conservatives usually just want things left alone or at the state level. Liberals tend to want the Fed to step in, thus forcing others to live their ideals.
But what does this all come down too. Nothing. Word spatter that is tossed back and forth. This country is so lost from top to bottom that in the end we all lose. Politicians have little need for the public, other than to get elected. The public has little need for the politicians unless they have an agenda that they want to force on others.
I often here the phrase, and think it, “if this country were just governed according to the Constitution.” But I guess that is simply too easy. After the Civil War, when the country was essentially Unionized, the states lost most of their power in relation to the Fed. True, they can pass laws to govern their own citizens, but small groups of people began to realize that they could spread their influence at the Federal level and force national change. Wasn’t the War about State’s Rights? Oh, that’s right, that side lost.
In the 221 years since the US Constitution’s adoption, this country has lost complete sense of how our government operates and why it is there. And who do we have to blame? The politicians? The schools? NO! The people! For we are the government, or at least we used to be, until we shoved it off and decided it was someone else’s problem.
And now where are we? Standing on the brink of a major election with bad and worse as choices. If you do not know the importance of this election year then you need to… bah, what does it matter. You’re not going to do anything. So what if there are four Supreme Court Justices that are over 70, and two more that are 68 & 69. So what if five of them are Ginsburg, Souter, Breyer, Stevens and Kennedy. They’re only the one’s who extended constitutional rights to terrorists. That doesn’t matter at all does it.
Why don’t people see it. I have an assignment for all of my readers. Pick up a copy of The Book of Mormon and read it. You do not have to be LDS to participate in this exercise. It is only 531 pages long and if you don’t have a copy, email me and I’ll send you one at my own expense.
Aside from some wonderful spiritual perspective, which you can take or leave, after all we are all agents unto ourselves, it will show you the political future of this country. How do I know this? Because I’ve read it and have seen the parallels. They are too clear to be missed! This land, not country but land, America, is a choice land above all others and has been so since the time that the waters receded from the flood. From the time of Columbus back to the flood, no one has been brought to this land who wasn’t led expressly by the hand of God.
As you read it you will primarily be reading a short history of the Nephite people, abridged by the Prophet-Historian, Mormon. The book is also teaming with spiritual knowledge that God sent to these people. Before the end you will also be treated to a short history on the Jaredite people, who preceded the Nephites, and you will be amazed at how the history of these two great civilizations parallels each other and our own American history.
Read this book and use it as a tool to know what is in America’s future. Again, you do not have to be LDS to benefit from this.
OK. Now that I’ve come to the end of my rant – whatever, I’m going to bed.