With more and more people becoming dissatisfied with the way things are being ran in this country, I think it is safe to say that Americans are mad as hell, aren’t taking any more, and that voting will be reactionary to the past 6 years of watching this country divide in ways that we have not seen in decades.
The first error made by both parties was making sweeping changes to policies that have had adverse affects on both veterans and senior citizens. The second error was making further sweeping changes to those same policies that have had adverse affects on the working class and those who rely on single incomes. The third error was mistaking that families would not notice how these laws and policies affect THEM.
Believe it or not, if they read the ACA from pages 220 on, people with children, for the most part, resent intrusion into their family life. Read about the expanded categories of children that are now defined as “at-risk”. It truly leaves the interpretation thereof open to CPS more than anything. THAT is another thing that needs to change. In fact, I think anyone working in Child Protective Services should have to pass the same psychological exam a police officer in the academy has to pass before being licensed, and should have to be evaluated yearly. I also think the exam should be completed by a neutral psychologist from an area OTHER than the one they will be working in.
The other effect the recent politics has had on this nation is that suddenly it is quite alright to live by a double standard because the end of it always justifies the attacks on those we don’t agree with, doesn’t it? I mean isn’t one justified in attacking someone for their faith, their sexual orientation or the simple fact they don’t agree with our politics? God, I hope not. If so, this nation has gone to hell in a hand basket.
Since when it is it ever alright to condemn the Christian, the Jew, the atheist, the homosexual or the person who is or is not of color? To condemn anyone for any of those reasons is pretty damned sorry in my book. Why do we as a nation do it? It’s simple. We’ve allowed the politicians to divide “We the People” and we’ve allowed groups with special interests in keeping these divides in tact too much leeway to sway our opinions.
We’ve also watched the police force of America deteriorate to the point where others are being abused in ways that officers would have been terminated for not even 10 years ago. Seriously, you saw the body cavity searches done of females by the roadside in TX, right? How about the young man in his underwear who was tazed to death in San Angelo, TX not too long ago? Seriously, if a person is UNARMED a simple take-down should have been done. Nobody had to die there. Same thing with the girl in FL who could have been taken down physically–not tazed so that the back of her skull got broken on the pavement. She was already hand cuffed. Really? That is considered excessive use of force in this state. Quite frankly, whoever the supervisors are that let them back on patrol need a new job–and they definitely do not need to be law enforcement officers.
And what the hell is this confiscation of property to fund the police dept. with no warrant or anything? Sounds to me like the people really need to take back this country because that is a clear abuse of power and process. On top of that we have an Attorney General who selectively prosecutes hate crime cases when the motive is clear–which is causing more racial tension since justice is supposed to be BLIND. It doesn’t matter if it’s white on black, black on white, purple on green or whatever, if the motive for attacking anyone is due to the color of one’s skin, gender, sexual preference or anything else people like to bitch and moan about, that is a hate crime and anyone engaging in it should be made to answer for it. I don’t want to hear another bloody excuse about how one population over all others has suffered enough when my ancestors were enslaved LONG before anyone’s here and some are still in POW camps–OH SORRY, the PC term is “reservations”…
Selective prosecution is another way to abuse the power of one’s office. BTW, I wonder how those investigations into the campaign financing for the 2008 races are going? Any arrests besides the one canary yet? I won’t hold my breath on it.
Then we have situations where some cities have enacted regulations that make homelessness and feeding the homeless a crime…Someone needs to put a list of those cities together so they can be challenged in court and/or boycotted when it comes to tourism.
These are all issues a candidate could latch onto and the reactionary vote would put them in office–at least for one term if they didn’t fix this crap listed above. It is seriously time to reign this country and its politicians in. With me, messing over our veterans and others who desperately need help is where I drew the line. The poor in this country are not the problems–the vacuüm in D.C. sucking all the money out of our wallets for their own gain is. Sorry but it’s the leadership in charge right now that is causing the problems. It can’t be blamed on Bush OR the GOP since neither are in control of all 3 branches–yet. I expect that to change in November when all the reactionary voting hits the fan. They’ve had over 6 years to fix things and for many of the middle class, lower middle class and working poor, they have only gotten worse.