"I grew up in a great country." "Sadly that country no longer exists!!!" This statement from a friend who has been around a couple years more than me.
I agree. I also see that the majority of the past two generations are not being educated, motivated, inspired or given opportunities to learn about and look up to our Government. Is this the type of Education you are promoting? Our Government is NOT respected anymore and those "inside" are tainted, dishonest, corrupt, and greedy. The American people have become "puppets" who are used, manipulated and abused by those that use to be honored, respected, and revered as "representatives and/or ambassadors of the USA.
Then self interest groups, businesses, and organizations came to offer "contributions, gifts, under the table deals, and promises" for consideration, perks, and/or favoritism. Our elected officials (which was suppose to be a "service to your community" was now being "bought off". Their greed, self-serving, egotistical, selfish, dishonest, above the law attitude has created the apathy and acceptance to mediocrity, transgressions, abuses of power and a total disregard to the Constitution, Bill of Rights and Our Flag. This is NOT a Democrat or Republican issue. Those two parties have become very distorted and overlapping. It feels like religion in a sense. You have the orthodox (right wing) believer. Then the conservative (middle road) believer. And lastly the reformed (liberals).
The Republic has become entrenched with political correctness and trying to serve everyone's needs and beliefs at the costs of throwing out the fundamental principles and reasons WHY this Country was established. We are a police state and country without most of the population knowing it. We have rewritten history and convoluted our definitions of Rights, Liberties and Freedoms so much that the majority of our children and their children do not even know the fundamental principles or foundation of The United States of America. We are too busy trying to make "everyone happy and content" that we are losing OUR identity and uniqueness.
No respect. No convictions. Little involvement. Mostly apathetic. Dependent. And the majority don't even register to vote or actually vote. They are lambs who are lead by leaders who say one thing and do another. No honor, morals, values, or integrity. In fact, Americans today state that they do nothing because nothing will change.
Entitlement is the new buzz word. Give them what they want, not what they need. Government will take care if you and make it easy. All you have to do is stay down, do nothing, be quiet and live off programs that were meant to be temporary solutions. We have become lazy, self absorbed, selfish, and accepting of "less than, mediocre, average". No accountability to our Politicians, Media, Govt Agencies, Banks, Wall Street, Big Business, etc. NONE! We are too busy just making a living and staying one paycheck away from being homeless.
I had asked a couple of questions of you and the answer I got was "When I am a Legislator I will be happy to meet with you or get information you provide on this issue." That statement is suppose to inspire me and the rest of the motorcycling community to vote for you. I have to ask, which category or party do you subscribe? Of the people, for the people or "the party".