The Congress has seen fit to deny over 9 million children the healthcare they need by allowing the CHIP program to lapse.
The House of Representatives has shown they do not represent women by the passage of a law that denies women the right to an abortion after 19 weeks. They have used pseudo-science and Religion to justify their vote.
The Congress continues to kowtow to business interests over that of the people.
The House does the same.
The President is an unfettered lunatic blaming the people of Puerto Rico for their state’s* destruction by a force of nature, and the resultant budget issues of dealing with the hurricane damage.
The Vice President blithely makes inane statements justifying the insanity of the President.
The Speaker of the House is no longer attempting to hide his partisanship, nor does the Majority leader.
It is becoming more clear every day that Russia has put these people in place in our government and continue to interfere with the governance of the country.
Our country is dying. It is obvious to anyone with a knowledge of history. We no longer have a republic…we have a budding Oligarchy answering to a foreign power.
The people have been separated into opposing political camps and goaded each by the other until rational discussion is almost impossible, and I think it was deliberately done with an eye towards distraction until the players could wrest freedom away and put their own puppets into power.
I fear for the future. My grandchildren will not know the freedoms we fought so hard to achieve. They will know a country that could be purchased for power and money. They will know a country based on slogans and sound bites instead of responsibility, honor, and decency.
It is up to us, the citizens, to take back our country. The only power we collectively have is in the vote. Somehow we need to make everyone see that the reason we are now in this crisis is due to the laziness, the apathy, the inaction, the complacency of the people who did not vote.
40% of the Nation’s voters actually cast a vote. 40% put us here. That is unacceptable and must change if we are to take back our country.
So, I guess my question to you is….What are YOU going to do about it?
I will continue to do what I have always done. I am involved with getting people registered to vote. I give rides to people without transportation and coordinate other drivers. I call hundreds of people each election cycle and urge them to vote.
What are you going to do?
*state: Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States called a “protectorate”. The definition of protectorate is the equivalent of “State”, in that the citizens are Americans in every sense of the word. They pay American income taxes, property taxes, can vote in elections and serve in the military. A Puerto Rican driver’s license, fishing license, hunting, boating, or flying license is valid in all 50 designated states. The Social Security Administration issues SS cards to citizens of Puerto Rico.