When I was a young child — before I could read, write or speak in complete sentences — I trusted my government and those officials who ran it.
But as I grew older and possibly a bit wiser I started to wonder if my government was acting in my and your best interest. This distrust started to taint my faith in our political party’s which has prompted me to write this opinion regarding how we as a nation pick our political leadership.
Throughout our country’s history we have been waiting for good or exceptional leadership to volunteer their services.
Sure, you can point to examples of exceptional leadership in our country’s history but haven’t we been in holding patterns waiting for Constitutional conservatives to run or win office for most of your lifetime?
The first three presidents of the 20th century [Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson] were progressives as were the first three of the 21st century [William Jefferson Clinton, George Walker Bush and Barrack Hussein Obama].
This system of waiting for Constitutional conservatives to enter a race whether it be city, county, state or federal is as flawed as trying to win a lottery with someone elses ticket. The results of using this method bears the strangest of all fruits — the election of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Charles E. Schummer, Barney Frank and Barrack Obama.
Our current president is right when he says that we have grown soft and lazy.
It is the responsibility of all U.S. citizens is to hire our elected officials with their vote. It is also our job to identify those holding office that need to be pink slipped and to recruit acceptable candidates for those positions, vet their qualifications and closeted skeletons, campaign on their behalf and get the electorate to hire them.
Instead we have chosen to hire and trust two headhunting companies to do this screening for us. We have abdicated our authority and responsibility to these two incompetent private sector companies [the Democrat and Republican Party’s] to do our work for us.
The voters have relegated themselves to being lowly clerks who rubber stamp their approval of decisions made by these private sector companies. The same two companies who keep sending us tax cheats, liars, miscreants and serial criminals.
We’ve all heard the disgruntled registered voter say, “I don’t see any difference between the two candidates.” The choice is often like choosing between two colas made with the same formula by different companies. With both companies producing the same product the only difference between the two are their labels — the foul aftertaste remains for both.
Supreme responsibility and authority for recruiting, screening, hiring and firing all elected employees resides with those living registered voters and nowhere else.
Jon Huntsman was wrong when he said, “What Americans really want is to trust their government again.” We were wrong to have ever trusted our government and we are just now getting it right by our distrust of it and those who wield its power.
Isn’t it time we fire both the Democrat and Republican Party’s and do the job right ourselves Independent from those two corrupting entities?