I have been writing about American politics intensely for awhile and have observed a declining interest the past few days. That is because American politics is perceived to be America’s business, unless and until it translates into foreign policy. What does the international community care about?
I suspect people care about their news first. Then, bigger issues come into play based on the relative leadership position that a nation holds in the world and that is largely based on their economic force that translates to power. Economic force and power are constrained by certain demographic variables as well as qualitative variables such as form and values of governments.
On a global scale, poverty is an indication of a problem. Poverty results from government policy, economic circumstances, and how a population is treated by the global community. Some impoverished people are regarded higher than others based on factors of desperation, humanitarian appeal, and probability of succeeding in aiding needy people.
Since resources are constrained, a global compassionate community will tend to bet their resources on people who are most likely to benefit and recover.
At the heart of all solutions to poverty is education. Education in the absence of people gaining minimal ability to survive is meaningless. So the first priority is to boost people with sufficient support to enable them to care for themselves and immediately support that with education.
Accomplishing these things requires institutions that are devoted to that specific purpose, which brings me full circle back to America and to America’s struggle to right its economy and to correct its political system and government. As a principal provider of compassionate assistance, it is essential for America to be strong in the world and to demonstrate that its system of government and form of economy is truly the best there is. The outcome is not automatic.
Required are for the three pillars of government to perform their responsibilities in concert, in check and balance, first for the good of Americans, and subsequently, for the good of all people.
“GOP deciding which direction to go with new authority after midterm victory
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, November 5, 2010; 12:23 AM
Jubilant over their landslide victory in the House and their pickup of six Senate seats, Republican leaders nevertheless face a dilemma as they debate how to exert their new authority.
Their energetic conservative base is eager to thwart President Obama's every move, and if Republicans fail at doing so, they risk disappointing the supporters who turned out in vast numbers for Tuesday's midterm elections.
But if Republicans overreach, and ultimately deliver very little, independents could return to the Democratic fold in time to reelect Obama.”