posted on May, 11 2013 @ 10:55 PM
reply to post by EarthCitizen07
Oh... I understand it fine, thanks. Judging by the average messages here regarding participation in it, I get the distinct impression that I'm among
a small number who actually drops the ding dongs and gets off the couch to go vote when the time rolls around. I don't buy the "they're all bought
and paid for" attitude. Corrupt? Yes. Fuzzy little pets that belong to others? No. There is quite a difference there.
It may very well be that Kennedy showed where the line actually is for how far even a President can go in pushing back and if so, none have attempted
to go that far since. However.... As much as our political system is compromised, I'll keep working within it, until it isn't there to work with.
The alternative is...well, suicidal. That's not a direction I intend to go and I don't give up or quit. Defeatist isn't a state of mind I know how
It does seem to be the rule of the day for many though. Sad to see that....and a LARGE part of how our system has become as hopelessly compromised as
it has, IMO.
As Benjamin Franklin was quoted to have said to a lady who asked what system they had created for the new nation, upon exiting the Constitutional
Convention, “A republic madam…if you can keep it.”.
Well, we've very nearly lost it. The more people give up on it? The more certain it becomes a 100% self fulfilled prophecy for outcome.