When people are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered,
Love them anyway
If you do good, people may accuse you of ulterior motives,
Love them anyway
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable,
Be honest and frank anyway
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs,
Fight for some underdogs anyway
Give the best you have and you may still get kicked in the teeth;
Give the best you have anyway
And remember, some day every loose end will be tied up,
every good will be noted, every book balanced,
You will get what you have given….and more.
Our political system is broke. Americans have only two choices as to who to vote for in congress and for the presidency. Republican or Democrat. These are the most powerful seats in America. Our very survival depends on what they make into law.
Everyone is aware of what happens when there are only two choices to vote on in an election. Particularly, in a presidential election. The 2016 presidential election gave us two choices most Americans didn’t want to vote for. Consequently, we ended up with the president we now have. Not that the other choice would have been any better. They both had a lot of “baggage” to bring to this presidency.
In certain states, the two political parties have made rules so you are not able to vote for any other than a Republican or a Democrat in the primaries. This keeps other choices, like an Independent, out of the system. This is not democracy. This is plutocracy.
Another “politician rule” is the use of Super Delegates whose votes count more than any American vote does. This can throw an election simply with them voting for the candidate their political party has chosen. This is not based on who is a better candidate. We all know how the 2016 presidential election turned out. These “Super Delegates” & Democratic establishment were determined their choice should win. The “head” of the Democratic party in this election was then president, Obama & VP, Joe Biden. They did nothing to stop the entire Democratic National Committee & Hillary Clinton campaign from “rigging” the primaries against Bernie Sanders. Every poll showed Sanders was the candidate Americans wanted and the only candidate who could have beat Trump. Because of this, the Democrats, a majority of Americans and even some Republicans now have a president they didn’t want.
This all adds up to the need of a third party. Independent voters need to form a “political party” of their own & get it registered as a “legitimate” political party” so they can vote in every election, just as Democrats and Republicans do. Many people who call themselves Progressives are working hard to get people elected to congress who will help America. Not the politicians who are funded by large corporations that are controlling our political system now. This will take time. They should work just as hard to have an independent party now. This is the only way there will ever be a fair vote in any election.
I hear the voices who say “look what happened with the elections when Independents ran”. If we would have had a third political party then, where people could actually vote for who they wanted, that would not have happened. It would have given voters a chance to vote for who they truly want. Not someone each political party’s hierarchy has decided who the candidate should be. Until Americans have more than two choices in these elections, nothing will change.
Until Republicans think more of saving innocent children’s lives than they do of keeping their “cushy” jobs in congress, nothing will be done.
Most FBI agents, as well as employees of the other Intelligence agencies of the U.S. government are loyal and patriotic citizens of this country.
There are always some “bad apples” in these agencies. Of course, the top echelon of these government Intelligence agencies do not want this memo made public. It would tell the public how they operate without any oversight. What agency would approve of a memo that “investigates them”? Both political parties as well as members of congress are as guilty of this as well. The fact the Democrats making such a “stench” about making this memo public is for “political grandstanding”. Nothing more.
This “The Sky Will Fall” mentality if the memo is released is nothing but a political battle over who controls the government. As it is, these intelligence agencies operate on a separate level than other government agencies. They have powers that can be misused and often do. This is an opportunity to find out which employees do misuse these powers. This memo is nothing more than a “peak” into what really goes on in these agencies.
No one would question the need for “secrecy” when it comes to protecting our country. However, some in these agencies use this “excuse” to act for their own personal reasons. This has been proven before. Many of these agencies tend to “over classify” many issues that could be made public without any harm. They live in their own “bubble”.
It is time to “pop” this bubble”.
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1) I wish Trump wasn’t our president.
However, I would not want Hillary Clinton for president either.
2) I wish Republicans would not have total control of our three branches of government.
However, I would not want Democrats to have that control either.
3) I wish Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court would have term limits as the president does.
4) I wish both political parties would “repeal” their rule that does not allow Independents to vote In primaries. This is un-democratic.
5) I wish Democrats would quit choosing candidates from “old guard” politicians. They lost in 2016 for this very reason. Why not choose someone who is honest and sincere?
6) I wish all politicians would start listening to the voter rather than the corporations who fund their campaigns and tell them what laws to pass.
7) I wish there would be laws against lobbyists and members of congress from making “back-room” deals.
8) I wish MSM would “give us a break” from the 24/7 “reports” of Trump’s latest tweets or comments. We all know how quick he is with his thoughtless remarks. If we really want to read them, we can go to his website ourselves. We don’t need MSM.
9) I wish people would show their “humanity” rather than their “anger”.
10) I wish everyone health, happiness and a better New Year.
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