Politics and the Presidency

The 2012 election push just getting off the ground. This creates a lot of anxiety among most people. The closer we get to 2012 the higher the level becomes and the more people express their concerns. To sum it up, we start finding all the lounge chair politicians telling you how to cast your vote.

Let us all get serious. Take a close look in the upcoming months. How many people will announce their interest in running for President? How many will follow though and actually start an active campaign?

Our country is a time of financial crisis. Social Security cost of living allowances have been frozen for yet another year; while congress has continued to receive annual pay increases. We have not been asked to pay more in taxes; we have been told to pay more in taxes. While we are required to cut back, they continue to SPEND out of control.  Their irresponsibility automatically becomes our responsibility.

In the upcoming campaign season, let us ask the million dollar question. Why would anyone in their RIGHT mind pay millions of dollars on a campaign in hopes to get a JOB that only pays $200,00 per year????  Do you really think that they have your best interest in mind????

“Rhetoric” is the latest buzz word in politics right now. It is used any time a politician wants to deflect an issue away from them so they don’t have to truly answer on the issue. Just the mention of the word should be cause for all to do further research on the issue in order to find the truth.

If we are to be responsible citizens, we have a lot of work to do. Be very cautious in 2012.

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Shepherd or the Sheep???

The faithful viewers of CNN are notably Liberals, while the faithful viewers of FOX News Network are notably Conservatives. Each have extreme opinions and they are not afraid to express them. One should wonder WHY?

We are continually being influenced as we go through life. We are influenced by the schools we attend, the friends we have, the television we watch the radio we listen to and the people we work with and run into throughout the day. Is our environment influencing us in such a way that we have become sheep? We still have the human ability to make our own choices. Hopefully, we make those choices with ALL the information.

Likewise, there are two major Political Parties in America with the same extremely opposing views; the Democrats and the Republicans. Each Party is too busy arguing, debating, and trying to prove their point, that there is no true communication. They are so full of self-importance that they forget the importance of the American people.

The key to true communication is in LISTENING, and true listening involves the acceptance that there is more than one opinion and room for a lot of COMMON GROUND. The second part of communication is information.

Information is available in more forms and more readily available now than ever before. We need to use whatever source we need to get all the information needed to make the right decisions. These decisions and what you do with them will determine if you are just a sheep, or are you a knowledgable shepherd.

It is natural to jump to conclusions, pass quick judgements, and point the finger of blame. The Shepherd will do so with ALL the information, while the Sheep do so in ignorance.

We can not continue on the path of self-importance and ignorance. We have become more informed and hold our Elected Officials (CIVIL SERVANTS)  accountable to us; the United States citizens. They are not above us, but are in office to Serve us. That concept has been diluted in Washington.

Are you a Shepherd moving forward with all the information you can get or just a sheep relying on what the television and radio says to be true ???

Our nation is overloaded with sheep. I hope we can find more Shepherds in time to save our precious home. This is the United States of America. It is still the land of the free, because of the brave (shepherds) willing to fight for those freedoms. Let us not forget the sacrifices of our forefathers.

I hope I find more Shepherds in America. We have enough sheep.

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“I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man. ”
—George Washington

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Knowledge to Infinity

The Internet being full of information is not only redundant but also an understatement. We have to use it in order to get true value out of it.
I’ve played around with a hobby for 15 years, but found a couple of web sites last night and picked up some new tricks. I used that info today and am very happy with the results.
We need to tap into the information highway in order to benefit from it. The Internet can provide you with anything you want to know, on any subject you can think of with the click of a mouse. We only need to look.
Open our minds, just like the umbrella, in order to absorb all that life has to offer us. Once it is closed it can gather no more.

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Make Peace with your past so it won’t Spoil the Present.

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If we had no faults of our own, we would not take such pleasure in noticing the faults of others.

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Be Kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

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