Sunday, September 03, 2017
POLITICS: Is it really 'just' national?
By Thornton Crowe
The months following last November's election have been filled with trying situations for America. Not only has President Trump had to endure vicious attacks from the press and a useless Democrats, bent on thwarting everything we voted for, he's had to battle Republican establishment types like Paul Ryan. All this infighting has worked to stall key things we've all had a desire to see, like tax reform, the border wall, and the repeal of the unconstitutional Obamacare.
The political scrapping has spilled over to the lunatic fringe and caused domestic terrorism from both political extremes as people grapple with these tumultuous times. Perfect examples of this backlash are the illogical hysteria over historical monuments and statues as well as the multitude of attempts to shut down free speech.
Luckily, our national economy continues to thrive due to the President's actions as jobs and industry are making their way back to America - fiscally Making America Great Again. Yet, in spite of all this good fortune, many are still in deep conflict. You can't help but feel the DC unrest as we constantly hear derogatory statements leveled by both sides - all against our desires to live in a place where we have legal immigration and possess economic liquidity.
Let's face it, this politics before people ideology is the root cause for the wicked climate of the whole country and this turmoil has affected all of us.
Are all Politics just local?
Judging by what we see in our local leadership and their inability to get on well for sake of our community, it would appear this old adage is accurate. It certainly mirrors the Beltway Frenzy as it seems like everyday we read and hear about some local dust up. No one seems to be able to agree on anything!
It's no secret our local leaders have been at battle over every topic imaginable. And this truculence hasn't just been between those who differ politically, but also those who are supposedly on the same side. In fact, our local war started long before DC's and the impact to us has also taken it's toll as citizens argue over semantics right along with them. The sad bit is we'll likely never know just how many initiatives we could've benefited that didn't get on the discussion table due to these personality conflicts.
It would be nice if all our leaders would work in unison and put their personality differences aside to forward initiatives that benefit us, the voters. If they did, they would find there would be no election concerns because there would be no reason to replace them if they are doing right by us.
After all, aren't they in their positions because we put them there in the first place? Shouldn't we be their paramount concern?
at 9/03/2017 06:00:00 AM