I Am John Q. Public And I Approve This Message
It is too bad in United States with this country stuck in a quagmire of hopelessness when it comes to job creation we have two Presidential candidates who are spending more time campaigning than they are in trying to resolve the most important crisis since the Great Depression. It seems that all across America every office seeker is affixed with either babbling away at their opponent or begging for more financial contributions rather than offering solutions that will corral the most devastating employment figures that continue to thwart ending our fiscal and economic nightmare. We have to remember the opening to the Declaration Of Independence that most sacred of all documents we should all hold dear. The first sentence sets the tone for which this nation was founded. Are we now going to ignore or supersede the promise that is our birth right by not addressing the most important issues of today? Are we going to let the political process that has evolved into a lapse of memory where life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are all too unattainable?
As thought provoking these questions are the answers are readily available. Even with all the external forces that seem to deter the fulfillment of the great destiny that was the promise of our founding we still have an obligation to fulfill. But, what we see today with all the sound bites that make up those most obnoxious political TV adds that really are a waste of time and much needed money, money that could be better spent, that great destiny is rapidly disappearing. When we look back to the 1930's where the whole world was immersed in the worst economic depression of the times the United States under FDR sought not to belittle opponents. Instead he used the power of his office to initiate reforms, push for legislation and educate the public of the consequences of his actions and how programs such as the WPA and others laid the groundwork for the greatest economic expansion that America experienced following World War II.
A golden opportunity is being squandered by both the President and his opponent. Unlike the Affordable Health Care Act of 2010 the President even though he missed the boat on that one, managed to pull off a workable piece of legislation. This despite very antagonistic members of the Republican Party. When this past weeks employment figures were released every political want-a-be pointed fingers at every one else. No where were there discussions on what was done in the past when the US faced such a lingering or deepening of economic misfortunes. From the Republicans all they come up with is promises they know they won't keep while maintaining an angry resentment for the person who now resides in the White House.
The evolution of our political system has inadvertently created an atmosphere that is ripe for corruption. Like a time bomb slowly ticking away precious seconds where ideologies bring forth constructive platforms in which workable solutions are implemented now have given way to greed and a paralysis of governess. When George Mason stated "If we do not provide against corruption, our government will soon be at an end." That was in 1787. Greed has always trumped morals. Little did any of our founding fathers could have envisioned how our government has become so paralyzed and now so ineffective.
I am John Q. Public and I am mad as hell at the way our elected officials continue to ignore the plight of every day ordinary Americas who are now worse off than their grandfathers. I am mad as hell because it is these elected official who are supposed to work for us. I am mad as hell because those same elected officials keep getting elected and yet continue to miss the boat on any and all legislation that would make our quality of life that much better. I am mad as hell because again, it is these same elected officials who term after term have managed to push this country onto that edge of the abyss of financial, and sociological disaster. After all this is the United States, land of the free, home of the brave, the wealthiest country still, but now home to millions of destitute citizens. Maybe that great destiny, so elusive, so far out of reach, and now may never be fulfilled. I am John Q. Public mad as hell and I approve this message.