posted on Oct, 9 2007 @ 01:50 AM
Before I moved in to the US, I used to think that this country was perfect, so much so, than when 9/11 happen I felt that the right thing for me to do
was to sign up in the military and served, left my little island after 26 years and away I went, already serve one tour in Iraq and getting ready for
another and I had never regreted my decision to join the military.
This country is a great place, made by nice people, too nice if you ask me, some people here need to travel a bit to see how good the people of this
country is, how well run the communities are, the cities, its all about people, the people is what makes this country great.
Now our federal government is composed of people that have agendas, public agendas and hidden agendas and is up to all of us as citizens to do our job
when it comes to choose who we put in power, when I here many people here that don't live in the US talking with disdain about us, I just tell myself
:"Gosh if they just come here and spend some time with the people", our federal government is not the people. We as citizens are part of the
problem, 50% of the population elegible to vote don't exercise that basic right, we are talking about the most powerful position in the world.
Want to do something for your country? Start talking to someone that you might think is in that 50%, explain to them what's at stake, why is so
important to vote, ask them if they plan to vote, talk and discussed candidates. That's what I do when ever I have the chance, specially when I hear
someone complaining about our current situation, and then I ask them if they vote and they say no.
Another thing, research every candidate, follow the money trail, see who's supporting your candidate or all candidates, that way you going to have a
clear idea on what platform he's going to stand.
Don't believe the hype that elections are a fraud, that might be what they want you to think so you don't go out and do so. More important don't
give up on this wonderful country this country is ours, and we decide what direction we want it to go, for the past 7 years we have been scared and
many people decide it to take it in the direction that we are now, what is going to be the next step? What direction you want this country to take
now? Just don't complain about it, do something about it. And there is nothing wrong with criticizing our government, if they going the wrong
direction they should be called on it, and we should demand to them to make it right.
Being a patriot can mean so many things to so many people that is a hard term to describe IMO, I have seen the term used to demean someone as if it
were a bad thing and also used to elevate someone to a higher level just look at this thread no even one page long and it has already happen. We are
all citizens to a nation composed of great people that can make a difference and that what matters, never forget that please.
Sorry for the long post