posted on May, 11 2012 @ 12:00 PM
I feel like there is a big problem with partisanship in the U.S.... no big secret there. In fact, I think that most people would agree with me here.
There is no problem in aligning yourself with a party, in unity problems can be conquered. However, there is such a division within the political
system due to partisanship that nothing can get done... The thing that baffles me about this is that nearly everyone agrees on so may things, how can
absolutely nothing get done in Congress? The thing that ends up dividing us (besides petty social issue) is process. Conservatives and liberals
cannot agree on the process that will solve many of our problems... For example: if you take a system like welfare, both conservatives and liberals
agree that some people both need and deserve help. Whether it is in finding a job, getting health benefits, food to eat, every person deserves chances
to get their life o track. Then you have both parties also agreeing that the system we have in place is abused... The conservatives exaggerate it and
the liberals overlook some of the cons due to pride issues on both sides... but the simple fact is that the system we have put into place is not
really satisfying either party or helping the right people (overall, not for every case).
So then, the question is, how do you go about a system like welfare? Vote conservatively and act liberally. Put someone into office that requires
everyone to have to try... Make it socially unacceptable to abuse help and make everyone need to work in order to survive... Make competition
something that is encouraged and reward harder workers with more benefits. Above all else, don't force anyone to pay taxes and dump money into
programs that "help" other people. Make this, instead, choice. Morality, then, needs to be slightly reformed. As a child, if you are raised
in a liberal fashion, then when your neighbor needs help, it should be your moral duty to help that person. Both Christians and liberals should
already do this, yet who has the money to when they are forced to spend so much on taxes and entitlement programs? HELP THY NEIGHBOR, and support the
welfare of your family, that should be the goal.
Help your community, and delegate your funds locally... This is where we should be liberal as human beings. Promote freedom of speech and accept all
others, but do not abuse the power of speech... Regulate your families in how they conduct their lives, but do not tell others how to live it. Help
who you think needs to be helped, but don't force others to help you...
A more communal sense of living and a harder-working country CAN be achieved. Our school system is failing because it is run too liberally. BUT our
education system is failing because it is run to conservatively. Our neighborhoods are failing because our schools and education systems are failing,
and our country is failing because of a lack of morality. WE CAN FIX THIS. We need to start voting for freedom, and we need to start teaching our
children values, hard work, acceptance, and the power of caring for those around you.
Partisanship is doom... Set aside pride. It is time to start the revolution. LET PEOPLE LIVE AS THEY WANT TO! But don't expect me to pay for them to
live unless I know who they are...
I can only hope that what I have said makes any sense. I have thoughts on this, but it isn't just easy to express them by talking to myself. If
something I say isn't clear, please let us discuss this further and I know everyone could see my point.