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For years now I have been a blogger and avid reader of political blogs. A recent post by an immigration blogger used the title of today’s pondering. The point of the other posting was to make politicians (and other people in the nation today) stand up for what is right against what is wrong.
In my childhood, people in my hometown did not allow other people to be mistreated the way we see on the news today. People were allowed to live their lives and work to sustain their families without lots of questions. When people had trouble, they were given aid. If a farmer was ill or injured and unable to plow or harvest his crops neighbors pitched in to take care of the job and insure the success of the farming community.
Too often today, we hear politicians and others railing about one subject or another in ways that are often empty rhetoric without supporting evidence or real substance. The fear card is often played these days by politicians hoping for election or reelection. The pols twitter about and change positions like a bird on a live wire.
The mental and personal deficiencies of too many politicians and other public figures today leaves them unable to represent with any degree of fairness the millions of people in our nation today. Fear drives human beings to strange corners and unreal belief systems. Fear drives politicians to say and do whatever it is that promises reelection and continued exposure to the public eye.
As a nation, we need to stop the current course of always blaming the underprivileged or the weak for our ills. We need one and all to take a real stand and let others around us see just who we are and for what we stand in this life. We must be true to ourselves first if we are to be true to any other person. Our politicians need the same reminders and directions if they are to be fair and reasoned in their public lives.
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