posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 11:25 AM
originally posted by: Erongaricuaro
.......there are other decision-makers further up the governmental food chain that have a different idea.......
People are going to need to find out and then understand why the policies of their country appear to be working counter to their own interests before
anything substantial can be done about it.
Being that you're in Mexico and you're educated, your point of view is unbiased and, therefore, spot-on. If I may, let me finish your thought
process from the angle of someone who lives in America.
There is a difference between leaders and politicians. Our country is full of politicians who pretend to be leaders. I say pretend because, as you
pointed out, what they do is in direct contrast to what we the people need. What they do is politically motivated. They serve their own purpose and
the purpose of their financial backers. By no stretch of the imagination can we expect them to do what is best for US.
We have leaders who are not politicians. People who lead schools, churches, civic organizations, small businesses, businesses that deal with other
countries, organizations that help the disadvantaged in our country and the list goes on. Then we have leaders who are people who directly associate
with the people they deal with. It is a direct line of action. What we need is to move people like that up higher in the food chain so we can fix
America on a larger scale that will make the actions of local leaders effective. As it stands now, local actions are only as effective as the national
policies that rule over them. Move them up by convincing them that they can do good things on a scale that is larger than their immediate area, and
that those actions will have more of an impact on their immediate areas.
People need to understand that nowhere in the constitution does it say that our leaders have to be affiliated with any political party. That's the
way it is now and it would take the vast majority of Americans to come to the understanding that WE can have any type of leader we want. As it stands,
the DNC and RNC are basically in charge of that. We vote for whomever they deem worthy enough to run. And they base that on how well candidates make
their political party look. Again, EVERYthing involved in politics has nothing to do with the reality of any situation that politicians are supposed
to be in charge of.
If people actually want to instigate change instead of sitting around bellyaching about what's wrong with the country, THEN we would see change. In
the meantime, close the border. We're not babysitters.