Ok, I'm fiddy fav, which gives me the good sense to not try to please everyone. And that's a dang good thing, since I haven't, don't and won't.
I have faith in American people. I think we have, can and will take care of people all over the world. However, there's this little thing I've noticed and I'd like to draw to the attention of my "representatives." Our government is called the American government. There's that little phrase that another Illinois boy came up with about our government being of the people, by the people, for the people. That Mr. Lincoln may have been the last true representative of the people elected to the White House. But that may be another blog all together. Has American science come far enough to reanimate him, you think?
Anyway, why can't the American government stop blowing up and taking care of people outside of America and concentrate on playing nice right here. We can still have military. Heck, we can even have the draft. Let's just keep our trained military here fixing our roads, our buildings, our natural resources, our schools, hospitals, clinics. . . .you know. . . our people. Us. Americans. And then American individuals can go out and do what we like to do best, which is take care of others.
We can't give what we don't have and look around. Our roads, power systems, sewer and water systems, transportation systems - the things that we sort of need to do as a big organized group (read government) are falling apart. Yet we have gazilions of trained American troops deployed to the other side of the globe.
If I were an enemy of America, I don't think I'd waste energy attacking us. I think I'd just stand back and let us stupid ourselves into the ground. The thing that ticks me off the most is that we aren't naturally stupid. We are the nation that took the best from every culture on the globe and made a great new one. It seems that one big thing we
forget to do is act like it.
What? Tell your "representatives" you say? I do. I email them regularly. They don't listen because they don't have to. They can just assume I one crazy old broad and what they heck, they're already elected. But that doesn't excuse us from yelling at them at every chance we get. Maybe we can talk some sense into them. Frankly, I don't know what else to do. Elections obviously don't work.
It's not hard to find out how to get in touch with your "representatives." Here's a place to start.
If you can't think of anything to say, feel free to send them a copy of this blog. You might also mention that at least one old broad in SC is mad as hell.