In the past few years, it has seemed like our once proud and wonderful nation has begun a downward spiral, what once was looked upon as the beacon of hope and once a leader in technology, science, and human rights has fallen into decline. Between the Sitcom, we call the federal government, Inflation, and the economic downturn there is very little hope for a quick recovery from the pandemic and the political nonsense that resembles a carnival sideshow.
Political parties lost the ability to govern democratically due to a combination of partisan politics and small factions in both parties seeking fame through soundbites and social media popularity. It is pretty obvious that most of what we see going on in congress is either a distraction created to keep us divided or it is a result of the poor quality of senators and house representatives within congress itself.
There is so much that needs to be addressed and fixed in our nation, we need both parties to put aside their differences and work for the people. More investigations only equals more tax dollars wasted and time wasted that should have been spent on dealing with the issues at hand. The new speaker of the house needs to show some grit and stand up against the extreme element in his party and show some true leadership. But then again Democats and Republicans alike need to return to a more moderate and centralized style of politics and/or governance.
I think the public has had enough of this division and inability to get things done in washington. Both parties are to blame for the mess we are in, the time for finger pointing is over and it is time to get back to work and do what is best for our nation and those that live in it. In the end it doesn’t matter if someone is liberal or conservitive, we all are citizens of the United States. We all matter and those in office were elected to represent not a portion of the population, they were elected to represent everyone in their state and in the nation as well.
Well this is my political rant for this month, I wish you all the best my friends. Be good to one another and be compassionate to all.
4 thoughts on “Random Thoughts 1/11/23”
I completely agree! My wife and I see the current political arena being run more like a reality television show than an actual functioning government.
It reminds me of watching Wrestling in the 80s and 90s . Sad to see how far down the quality of those in office have fallen to.
Give it time. American society is now beginning to embody the prophecy that Carl Sagan referred to as the dumbing-down of America. Arguably, Sagan might have pseudo-plagiarized the works of Arnold Toynbee, but this might be fodder for a different discussion.
Well, there is Intelligence and there is common sense, to me it’s the common sense that is lacking more so in modern society. Then look at the difference of how we speak and how most write compared to say the 1700s and 1800’s. Shows the difference in our education levels when it comes to just the English language alone. But then it is less complicated now to convey what we wish to express or get across to the audience.
I myself need to really go back to school when it comes to writing if I was interested in going any further than just blogging for my own satisfaction. 🙂