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WE CAN BEGIN ON NOVEMBER 3

 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:05 pm    Post subject: WE CAN BEGIN ON NOVEMBER 3
From Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:00 am to Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:59 am (included)
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Our generation was always accused of watching too much TV.



And it appears that our elected officials think we still do and find the

need to be on all of the time.



It seems that every time you turn on the TV the president is on.



And not just on the news channels.



Letterman, GMA...the list goes on and on.



I wouldn't be surprised if he turns up on Dancing with the Stars or has

a guest spot on Desperate Housewives.



And he is not the only one.



It seems that our Governors, Senators, Congressmen right on down the

line spend as much time in the studios as they do in their offices.



No wonder nothing gets done.



If they feel this need maybe we should require them all to appear on

"Are You Smarter Then a 5th Grader" we might just find out why the

country is in the shape it is.



As both sides try to force their versions of the so called Health Care

Plan down our throats little else is getting any attention.



Whatever happened to reducing the troop size in Iraq?



Whatever happened to all the promises made to our injured veterans after

the Walter Reed scandal?



What about the freeze on bailout bonuses?



Or all of the other promises made during last year's campaign.



And closer to home almost every campaign ad paints the opponent as

either a criminal or a liar.



We have a president who worked with a governor in one of the

historically corrupt states in America telling our governor not to run.



We have appointed a Lt. Governor who used to run the MTA.



The former head of the same MTA that has mismanaged their finances for

years at the expense of NY taxpayers is next in line to be governor.



We have a state senate that is laughing stock of the entire country with

most of its current or former leaders on trial or at least accused of

crimes.



And we have people dying every day as a result of not being able to get

proper treatment for illnesses resulting from 9/11.



These are the same people that came to help after 9/11 or went back to

work when they were assured by the government that the air quality was

safe even though the EPA knew it was not.



And most of those in power only seem to remember them one day every

year.



And it's just not right.



But we allow it to go on.



We laugh with the president on Letterman.



We see nothing wrong with the endless parade of elected officials

involved in scandals or illegal activities.



To borrow a phrase from Pink Floyd when it comes to politics we have all

become "Comfortably Numb"



And those in power continue to take advantage.



If our country is to survive we need to break out of this apathetic

malaise.



We need to take back our government by making sure that those in office

remember they work for us.



In the words of Aristotle 2300 years ago... If liberty and equality, as

is thought by some are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be

best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the

utmost.



We can begin on November 3.
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