There is a lot going on in Washington D.C. this past week, and I feel that it will continue to spin out of control with the findings that are presented in the inquiry from Congress. A person can be compelled to write about it or have this crazy fiasco come up in conversations we have with others. Or someone can feel lethargic and feel hopeless for the future of our country.
The good news is kind of what Dr. Phil says, ” You can’t change what we don’t acknowledge”. There has to be a major house cleaning in Washington D.C. so that we the people can feel safe and confident in the government to mind to their responsibilities that we give them, and not push agendas or rub shoulders with lobbyists. We have to know what the problem is and the extent to that problem. We cannot fix what we do not know about. All of this kind of non-sense has to be flushed out and the people that are involved in these shady dealings.
What does it mean to you when you hear ” We claim our independence?” Does it arouse you to want to take heed in our next elections? It should, and it is good to do our homework. I had a friend that was like an under-study for the Republican Party and he learned a lot about bills and the process of passing them as well as the defeats of the bills and the power plays behind them. What an education that would be, to go to the capital building and be in on what activities go on there.
I have sat in on our local city counsel meetings in Salt Lake City and I have met a couple of the district Senators here in Boise, Idaho and we were able to ask them questions and interact with them. Unfortunately one of those Senators fell from grace with a D.U.I. as well as a divorce, which I do not see him getting back into politics. And of course most people know about Senator Craig and what he did. What is going on with these politicians? Charley Rangel with his shady dealings and his discipline was only a censorship for the crime he did. There has to be a purge of cleaning house because not everyone sitting in Congress likes the fact that we have to adhere to the Constitution. They are law makers and it is awful tempting to drift off and pass a bill with the influence of money that comes from the lobbyists and the pharmaceutical industry.
When we claim our independence is when we get involved with who signed what and how does that affect us. We claim our independence by opening our mouths and being kind to others because we do not all believe or vote the same way and for different reasons.
We claim our independence because we have good self esteem and we do not want to be controlled by anyone or any organization that would cause harm to their citizens or employees. We claim our independence when we are self reliant and independent.
We have to take on the countenance of a “Peaceful Warrior” that has a level head about them. We can claim a life that we create my friends! We do not have to live divided and fearful of what is going to happen to us in the future.
We claim our independence by working and being innovative when times get tough, just like they had to do back in the times of the stock market crash. We do not have to be fearful or doubtful if we ourselves are involved in the decision process.
Remember, we are the United States of America and we are Americans, the politicians do not always reflect that and so we have to stand for our principles and values that made America so great in the first place.
Let us hope that times will change and that more of us get involved so we can see the change around us!
With Warm Regards,
Terrance W. Norton,