We, the people? Really??

I am very confused by our present day politicians and political parties. They seem to focus on the needs of the people, only when it benefits themselves or the party they belong to.

Doesn’t the U.S. Constitution start off with “We, the people”? At what point was it modified to “We, the political party” or “Me, the politician”?

The media reports the country is “more divided than ever”, and I see that it is getting worse by the day.

Why?

Because instead of politicians and political parties putting themselves behind the people that they are supposed to be representing, they are putting themselves ahead of them.

What do I mean by that?

They strive for individual or group power, more than they strive for unity and justice for all.

They want you to believe that they have your best interest in mind when its election time, but when it isn’t. It is really all about what their individual or party affiliation gains. It’s not really about what they are doing for you, or us, or anyone but themselves.

So, that is why the goal for many politicians is to drive a wedge between those that agree with their political views, and those that don’t agree with them. Those that don’t agree with them are the enemy, they cannot ever have a point or be on the right side of things. Every politician today is always on the right side, and ANYONE that opposes them with a differing viewpoint are simply WRONG. Two political parties drive only 2 choices – one is right and one wrong.

It used to be, once upon a time, that folks could actually hold more than just 2 opinions and everyone would accept that more than 2, was okay.

Compromise occurred.

But, not anymore.

I am certain that what we have become, is NOT what the framers of the Constitution had in mind. They were smart enough to know that as time goes by, everything may change with it. Without a crystal ball, they equipped the governing process, and the methods outlined in the Constitution, to be modified and altered “as needed” and “as agreed to”, by “We, the people”.

We, the people – must be better at governing ourselves, by choosing politicians to represent us all, that pledge to put liberty and justice for all above political party.

We are at a critical stage in our history.

We all need to do better, because time is running out and soon it might be too late to save our democracy.

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