Just bare with me on this one... roll with me here. This is not about pointing fingers, but possibly what we can do and with the current elections coming up. A Call to Action
Remember Schoolhouse Rock and some of the videos that they ran doing Saturday morning cartoons? This was one of my favorites, I am Just a Bill. but talk about an excellent message and good solid education at such an early age. Have we gotten away from this kind of thinking with our kids now? Shouldn't they bring this kind of stuff back? I better many adults and young adults could use a quick history lesson in how Capital Hill works.
How about we get back to the fundamentals, knowing how the system works, and basically make people accountable. Hhmmm... Accountability, there is a loose word that seems to get abused. In football, you are held accountable if you lead with your helmet and make a vicious hit. You get fined and now the NFL has changed this so that a referee can actually throw you out of the game at that moment. And you could still be suspended by the NFL for future games. Hey, the NFL is a business. Why can't we take some of our leads as a government from other such businesses? Just food for thought.
So... what can be done"? We as the American people, can we push such an issue? Have you noticed some of the commercials lately, of those running for office, on how some have spoken from the side of an American? Stating..."I am one of you, working for you." Hey, I think it's a start, even if they don't mean it, because we can now hold them more accountable. And say to them, hey, you made me think this way, that you were sincere and genuine, yet you went against your promises. So you are out next term. I think the American public is not putting up with this anymore. So, where am I going with this?
How about someone steps up to the plate and pushes some sort of Bill to hold politicians accountable? Some might say, wishful thinking. Was electricity wishful thinking? What do you say? Opinion? Thoughts? We need to get real about this, no matter what side you are on. My Call to Action To You, The American public
I was inspired to write about this when I read Pat Kennedy's post, Cabbies, mind your manners. Sorry, but I have this huge pet peeve regarding "common sense". It really makes you think and wonder what others think. And how we need to stand up and let everyone know our opinions, and not just sit back, "hoping" that things will work themselves out.