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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Ballot VS Dollar

Recently in a conversation about politics I found myself defending the voting process in America. Now while I do believe that America is a country built with prejudices and that there are some wicked people running the country I also believe that it is your ballot that counts more than your dollar.

Does money make the world go round? ABSOLUTELY! While I know this fact I also believe in an unprecedented whole heartedness that our politicians can ONLY get a job if we give it to them. Thats why there are elections in the first place.

Now granted in 2000 George Busch stole an election. I know understand acknowledge and recognize this fact. In my opinion he was only able to do so because the PEOPLE werent outraged enough to cause or affect change. I remember closing down the precinct I was working at at the time and feeling really good about Al Gore's chances of winning. Then Fox News made the announcement that George Busch had won. Al Gore conceeded. This act I believe is what allowed Busch to win. Al Gore didnt  fight hard enough and neither did his supporters. I realize that Fox News had an agenda and for them it worked  perfectly.

This is my point Elected Officials can only get a job by being Elected. No matter how much money they spend to get the job. Its still number 1 a job and like any employer we should be looking at resume's to see how qualified a person is to hold that position. Number 2 if we as a collective speak how can they ignore us?

Truthism they cant kill us all. Truthism we are their employers. Truthism if we stand together they have no choice but to bend to our wills.

These are my truths. I heard someone say that there is NO ACTIVISM in us. I say the place to start is in casting Ballots in every election. Just think if everyone of legal age voted. What a difference we can make. Instead we spend so much time yelling our vote doesnt count. How the heck will you know if you never vote.

Even an issue that is very dear to my heart convicted felons that have had their civil rights stripped from them. Why shouldnt we have the right to vote when you take our taxes every paycheck. What we need are those that have access to the information we need to restore those voting rights but people are very judgemental and not likely to want to help those of us that would like to be an active part of society. Why do you think that is?

Could it be because if we were allowed to vote we could somehow make a difference? Wouldnt that punch a whole in the theory that our vote doesnt count? Of course it would. Thats what they want us to believe, that our vote doesnt count because they want us to not use our voice to not unite under a cause. My grandmother used to say "the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was to convince man he didnt exist". With that being said if we look at the corrupt nature of our governmental process tell me that the devil is not in it. Then reexamine and tell me that voting doesnt count.

As long as we are being trite about voting they never have to worry about your voice. Example we are all singing in a choir. Many voices what if everyone said my voice doesnt count and stopped singing. Those that understand how important they are to the collective will continue to sing and be heard but there will be holes in the sound. Then after the performance those that didnt sing want to complain about how awful it was and how they didnt sound fluid and cohesive and the voices werent strong. Well duh of course not YOU werent singing. So shut up and sit down.

I have no delusions about this country and how important monetary value is. I also remember there was a time when Black People & Women were not allowed to vote. There were many people that put it on the line to give us that right. So Why do we feel such disdain for the voting process. Since when did we turn over our voices to the very people we employ?

As an employer I am not going to turn over my controlling interest and vote to the employees. No CEO COO PRESIDENT OWNER of any company will. We must stop being passive aggressive. We must stop being living room revolutionaries. We must stop submitting our opportunity for change to the imaginary concept of money & power.

Those that run our government only have as much power as we give them. So why turn over your power? Why allow them to be our puppeters? I am not going to say the system is perfect but its only going to work IF WE MAKE IT!

Quote from V for Vendetta "His hope was to remind the world that fairness, justice, and freedom are more than words, they are perspectives"

"People should not be afraid of their Governments, Governments should be afraid of their people."

I use these two quotes for one reason We the people of the United states, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. {Preamble to the Constitution}

It doesnt say we the GOVERNMENT it says WE THE PEOPLE! 

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. {The Declaration of Indepence} 

I pull these quotes from the historic documents that founded this country to say this...If you dont believe your vote counts...MAKE IT! Here is our law that gives you and every person in this country the RIGHT TO DO SO!

I close with one more quote "Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent."  ~Eleanor Roosevelt

We have given our consent to those we employ either care enough to take it back or shut up about already. It is my mission to change it will you join me?

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