i have been thinking quite a bit about the whole political scene and what a mess it is. being an organization freak- this whole messy business has understandably put me off kilter. so, i have been thinking- because really there is only so much bitching and venting one can do before it is time to you-know-what or get off of the potty. what can we do to clean up a mess that obviously the folks in charge cannot or do not want to? now, i am not to be confused with the folks who want an instant panacea or instant gratification- no folks- we are in this for the long haul and indeed it will take sacrifice on our parts to make anything happen. committment and sacrifice- and are we willing to do that? crisis breeds opportunity- are we going to take advantage to set things right? or is it going to be business as usual with a different party at the head?
we have to think long term and we have to think prioritizing. social reforms are badly needed- but there are matters more pressing- notably cleaning up congress. i am not focusing too much on the executive branch at this time- but if we can take back 'we the people's' house- we have a voice. what struck me most about congress is- they aren't representing anyone. think about it- they completely disregard about half of the population right off the bat- as they are currently repub and we know how they feel about dems. this current crop of congresspeople aren't representing another 25-30% moderates in their own party. that is roughly 70-80% of the entire population of america without representation period. add that to the rest of the base of theirs- who feel that they aren't getting what they paid for- and you see what i mean. so- here are some thoughts of mine- we the people need to decide if this is what we really want- or are we too busy to care? seriously, that's really what it boils down to isn't it? do we care enough about where we live to think big picture? it takes less than 10 minutes to fill out paperwork to register to vote. it takes about that length of time to actually vote. what takes the time is becoming an informed person. how many hours do we devote to our hobbies? tv? computer? how long does it actually take to remain in the know?
anyway, i have to think some more before i lay out my 'plan' to save america and where i think we should start. not that it makes any difference in the grander scheme of things- but at least i know the path i am going to take.