Overabundance of information, disinformation, propaganda and cluttered, trivial arguments overburden voters and our airwaves. The real issues, the relevant and serious issues that directly impact the future of our nation, are being brashly ignored in favor of what is dramatic, to keeps the mainstream media’s ratings (and ipso facto their budget) on the rise.
In the ugliest campaign in decades, where there have been more negative ad campaigns, and mud slinging than I can ever remember, the media has, by and large, ignored him as a viable candidate in favor of less qualified individuals. Michele Bachmann is reported to have said God Himself wanted her to run for office.
“God then called me to run for the United States Congress. And I thought, what in the world would that be for? And my husband said, “You need to do this,” Bachmann said at The Living Word Christian Center, a megachurch in Minnesota, during her campaign.
Other candidates have cited religion as the primary motive behind their campaigning. They have told us the United States was founded as a Christian nation, often citing the Founding Fathers support of this claim. Some have even gone so far as to say the Constitution established the United States of America’s a Christian nation. Blatant lies and propaganda.
“As the government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.” —John Adams in the Treaty of Tripoli
“That our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions.” —Thomas Jefferson
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” —the First Amendment to the US Constitution
Wake up people. These are not relevant issues, they are televised drama no better than MTV. They are personal choices and you have the right to decide them for yourself without government mandate.
No one should have the right to implement policy that restricts or infringes on the rights of another. We are (or were) a free nation. We cannot adopt these kinds of policies to control and subdue others. We can’t tell people how to live their lives, so long as in doing so they bring no harm to others. And honestly, these are not pressing issues!
We have an economic crisis on our hands. We have been at war, non-stop, for decades now. The division of wealth is immensely disproportionate. There is a dwindling, overburdened tax base, and our country is walking the knife’s edge between overspending and under-producing. Government jobs, and invasive policy limit our freedoms. The media is completely out of control and in the pockets of the oligarchic elite.
These are my primary concerns. I don’t care if someone somewhere wants an abortion. Let them deal with the racking guilt later. If they really wanted one, not a damn thing I could do would stop them from getting the procedure, legally or no. You CANNOT solve every single issue ALL AT ONCE. We need to focus on what is truly important, what impacts the vast majority of people (and in the case of the economy, it impacts everyone).
I like Ron Paul‘s policies for the most part. His grasp of the United States fiscal situation, domestic and foreign policies are reminiscent of the Founding Fathers and the principles our nation was founded on. He appeals for a limited, constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies.
I encourage you all to use the precious commodity of free speech (the internet) and research independently before its too late and cencorship kicks in to dictate what you are allowed to know. Learn what is important and true and what is merely a sales pitch.