posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 10:06 PM
Originally posted by links234
reply to post by timetothink
So you have no opinion on the 20 or so issues that are presented on your ballot every two years? It's a lot more than just president or
It's a lot more than just voting too. A large reason this country is in the mess we're in is because far too many people believe that all the
average person can do is "vote the bums out", but there is far more the average person can do and should do.
I can understand "going along to get along" as long as we all can get along, but the divide in this country is so sharp and so acrimonious it is
clear that "going along to get along" is not working. We have so ridiculously empowered local governments by acquiescing to so many ridiculous
licensing schemes that it gets to a point that our children one day approach us and say: "I'd like to build a lemonade stand to pay for summer
camp, is that legal?" Astonishingly, many parents will inform their kids that is illegal, and the more diligent of those "go along to get along"
parents will explain that it is not "illegal" per se, but it would require so many permits and licenses, that it wouldn't really be cost effective
to open up a lemonade stand, and so we teach our children, sometimes simultaneously that we should be proud to live in "the freest country in the
world" but make sure you get permission to exercise your rights, or watch out!
The once American character of non-acquiescence has morphed into to: "You can't beat city hall", but hey, you can "vote the bums out" or put a
measure on the ballot...just as long as we all "go along to get along".