As we are just over a week out from the Presidential election here in America, voters will flock to the polls and cast their vote for the candidate of their choice. Some voters will carefully study their choices and weigh the pros and the cons before casting their vote. These are the responsible voters.
It is the voters on the other side you must worry about. The problem with politics and the voting process boils down to voters casting their votes for all of the wrong reasons. What reasons are those? Continue reading
If you have been living under a rock or more appropriately, relying on mainstream media to get your news from, you may find yourself like many other Americans who are still unaware of what President Obama and Congress pulled on the American people back in December 2011.
As part of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, Congress added two sections that could have repercussions for the uninformed public. Specifically Section 1021 and 1022 explicitly grant the President, current and future, to order the arrest, indefinite detainment, ability to refrain from having to make charges public, provide access to an attorney, revoke due process, and ultimately, the assassination of anyone who is:
(2) A person who was a part of or substantially supported al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners, including any person who has committed a belligerent act or has directly supported such hostilities in aid of such enemy forces. Continue reading
We hear it every election season from citizens who are disgruntled with the current leaders in Washington. Citizens swear they will vote for the lesser of two evils on the premise that picking the one that would do less evil than the other. The problem with that mentality is that either way, you are still picking evil. Evil is evil on any level. Is better to elect a President who will wage only one war that results in loss of innocent lives or one who will wage wars against three countries resulting in additional lives lost?
This mentality has been permeating through the American culture for quite awhile. But because many believe they are picking the candidate that won’t do as much harm tells me that we as a society have become rather complacent, tolerant, and perhaps a bit condoning that a loss of life in senseless wars is just a part of life. Continue reading
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One needs look at their current surroundings to see how the political system that is set up for two different segments of society. One for the citizens and one for those in power.
It is a given that politicians lie. All politicians lie even if once in a while done unintentionally. No one is perfect nor should they expected to be perfect. But the real problem with the lies politicians tell is there is no accountability. Politics is a nasty game and one played by the best in the world. Continue reading
As an academic, I understand that before we can truly hope to change the way things are, we first need to identify and learn our history in how we arrived here. What is the true purpose of the two-party system and does it do more harm than good for our country?
While I am obviously biased in my views on the two-party system, I believe the sole purpose behind both parties is to always keep the country divided in some aspect. Look at your friends or family and see how proudly many of them are quick to label themselves a Republican or Democrat. More importantly, just what exactly are the true differences between a Republican or Democrat other than the party name. Continue reading
Back in 2010, I was unemployed for my second straight year after being cut from my job educating our youth. Here in Florida, the two main political parties were jockeying for public support as they decided to cut much of the funding that the K-12 school system received.
The Republicans had control in Tallahassee and their dreams of shoving privatized education on the students was shut down by the previous Governor, Charlie Crist. When Rick Scott was able to brainwash the voters in this state to vote for him, despite running a company involved in the largest Medicare fraud in history, his first order of business was to severely cut over $2 billion from the public education funding. In 2012, Scott
increased returned $1 billion to education and claimed he cares about the students. Continue reading