How did we, as Americans, let our government and elected officials get so out of control.
One could argue that based upon the election and composure of the House, the Senate, the Presidency and even the Governorships, the country is pretty much divided down the middle between conservatives and liberals with the majority of Americans being middle of the road philosophically.
In American politics, there have always been opposing sides to issues. There has always been a pendulum that swings to the right, then to the left, and back again before seemingly settling somewhere in the middle. However, not in our lifetimes has there been the unwillingness to come to the table, listen to each side’s views, and come to common ground as we have now. Not in our lifetimes have we seen a win at all cost mentality that has taken over, one that has especially taken over the left.
Why then does the left feel the need to wield such power “for the good of the people” where they are willing to crush any conservative opposition, thinking, and values that stand in the way of their agenda? Values that many American’s agree with, even if they don’t identify as conservative.
In order to be sure they get more votes, the left forces no ID requirements for voting and pushes mass unchecked mail in voting “for the good of the people”. How do we know who is voting and how many times? How do we know that the people that are voting are casting the vote they want to cast with their own free will?
In order to be sure there are no roadblocks to their future left wing agendas, the left wants to stop the political pendulum’s natural swing back and forth between conservative and liberal and pack the Supreme Court with more liberal judges “for the good of the people”. They threaten impeachment of the President (again) and the US Attorney General. Using scare tactics, they argue that the future of our Democracy is at stake unless they take such drastic action “for the good of the people”.
In order to be sure the conservatives fall into line and support their agenda, the left threatens that “all options are on the table” and to “burn the system down”. They let anarchy, looters, and vandals run rampant in the streets of our cities with no condemnation of or attempt to take control of their actions.
The left apparently knows better what is “for the good of the people” than the people know.
What we are seeing is an all-out attempt to take over the government and beat their conservative opponents into a position where there can be no more opposing voices and threats to the liberal agenda, which will lead the American people into more and more socialism “for the good of the people”.
A healthy democracy needs opposing sides wielding equal power in order to force compromise: a middle of the road compromise where most Americans feel they would want the country to be “for the good of the people”.
It is about time that the American people stand up and elect reasonable people, whether left or right, who are willing to work together to do what is “for the good of the people”. We need elected officials who are not just trying to gain more power and promote radical political agendas. We need to demand from those already in power to back off the rhetoric and start working to solve the issues that Americans face “for the good of the people”.