~ We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both ~ Louis Dembitz Brandeis
This Brandeis quote illustrates Truth to our times as no other I have found thus far. We the People have decisions to make in these next few days that could affect our Country for years to come. The greatest import of this vote is that it truly is a fork in our road. We can turn right, or we can turn left and move in either direction. There is no middle of this road or movement will not be made.
I think we can agree on one thing. The staus quo is not going to work. We can form all the PACS and Parties we choose but that will not center us. I believe that is because we are already there. I truly believe that the majority of my Countrymen are in the common sense center with me. Demanding Truth sanitizes our choices to achieve the greatest Democracy in the world. We used to be that! We can be again. Do away with the rhetoric of things. Forming our own opinions is something we do very well and will continue to do as long as we draw breath. Common Sense dictates that the only behavior we can control is our own. And , further, the only decision that matters is our own. That is true of our votes, our lives, our religion, and our individual pursuits to our own individual happiness. I illustrate with this Jefferson quote that so many seem not to understand.
Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between Church and State ~ Thomas Jefferson
So, when our candidates refuse to adhere to only principles from our founders that they like or wish to utilize for their own end, that rules them out in my Voter List. Demand Truth ...it certainly will create transparency. And it is the only method that will. We need resumes from these candidates, with voting records attached, and background checks in order to "hire them on Nov. 2. I wish no other piece of information to inspect. We the People are hiring!
I am adding three quotes that mean so much!
Anything important is never left to the vote of the people. We only get to vote on some man; we never get to vote on what he is to do.
Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.
That pretty much says it all. Valuable quotes from people with substance serve to further educate us about these vote seekers we are being inundated by now and continually so until Tuesday. See you at the polls! I'll be the one walking the dog!