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Politics are corrupt. In a previous article I talked about the conspiracy of the two-party system and how it is successful in keeping American people divided. Today I just wanted to put up more evidence to support my opinion. It doesn’t matter who you vote for…they simply do not care what YOU and I think. They care about their agenda, not yours or mine.
I am a conservative, and I only tell you that in the spirit of full disclosure. My focus again today is to further discredit the leaders of both major parties. Until the American people can start agreeing on some things, we will never dismantle a political machine that is built on corruption. My belief is that it can be fixed and made stronger, but like any machine, we must replace those broken parts.
It’s Saturday and I need to spend time with my family, so I simply want to lay out a couple of facts and let you interpret them. The numbers are pretty overwhelming.
Would you believe that there are two things that American people agree overwhelmingly about, yet our leaders are doing nothing about either issue? I doubt that is a shock to anyone. These are issues that transcend liberal and conservative thinking. We might say they are “common sense.” By the way, there are more but I just picked 2 that have been on my mind lately.
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More than 8 in 10 Americans in a poll by The Associated Press and the National Constitution Center support limits on the amount of money given to groups that are trying to influence U.S. elections. Source: http://news.yahoo.com/poll-strong-support-campaign-spending-limits-120557612–election.html
Voters strongly support term limits for all members of Congress but don’t think it’s very likely the national legislators will vote to limit how long they can serve. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 71% of Likely U.S. Voters favor establishing term limits for all members of Congress. Just 14% oppose setting such limits, and 15% are undecided about them. Source: http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/september_2011/71_favor_term_limits_for_congress
I would say that, in a perfect world, when 71% or more of people are for change, then it should be considered a mandate for their representatives. That’s a very strong majority. Congressional leaders don’t support term limits and reduced campaign spending for obvious reasons. There are those that say they do, but you have to wonder how they would vote if the legislation actually hit the table. It’s pretty safe to say you are for something, for the sake of popularity with the people, if you are sure it will never become law. I don’t trust anyone in Washington D.C.
The point is that not all issues are Democrat v. Republican. The people agree on some things, but focus on the things that they don’t agree on. Why can’t we focus on what we agree on first and take care of the controversial issues later? That seems to be the logical thing to do.
Until we start admitting that our leaders tend to be dishonest and self-serving, IN BOTH PARTIES, then we can’t do a thing about it. We will remain divided and think that the battle is Right v. Left or Conservative v. Liberal.
To a certain extent that is true because our leaders understand that there is another battle brewing and they want to keep our minds far removed from it. They love to keep us divided. I believe the real battle is The American People v. The American Government. It doesn’t matter that the American people might agree that term limits and reduced campaign spending are good ideas. Our representatives agree (with each other) that we are wrong and they ultimately decide, not us. Think about that and enjoy your weekend.