Monthly Archives: December 2016
A & E documentary on the KKK is for one purpose, and that is to further divide the country.
The KKK represents about .0015% of the population of the United States. To give them attention on this scale can only be for the purpose of creating tension amongst us. We’ve just had eight years of that. I lived through desegregation, and race relations were much better then. Thanks to Liberal media, brain washing is very effective. We have a large segment of the black population who identify with slavery, Jim Crow laws, and no voting rights who have little to no experience with that era. Even though we are far removed from that era, the phantom pain is more intense. Many have not given one thought to the fact that we just had a black president where nearly 45,000,000 whites and other groups voted for the black man. How is it that they were not racist when they voted for him, but are racist now? I hear the mantra, “There is still racism”. Yep, and there is still cancer, tornados, and pollution. Am I the only one who didn’t get the memo that there is supposed to be utopia on earth? Of course there is still racism, because we still have human beings and it’s in every people group. To not acknowledge the progress at this point can only be explained by mind control. Who in the last 50 years has ridden in the back of a bus, drank from segregated fountains, or been forbidden to vote? Are we on the same planet, or am I in a parallel universe? The only reason this show would have some value is to keep the division going for political manipulation.
Most people welcome term limits as a positive move against entrenched politicians, but I beg to differ. The Founders dealt with that problem right out the gate with elections every two, four, and six years. Those scheduled elections are term limits.
The main reason that we have political lifers is because the people who are active voters keep them there. Likewise, due to the large amount of inactive voters the entrenched politicians are guaranteed to return term limit after term limit.
My observation is that the overall voting population has become lazy and indifferent regarding voter participation and political involvement. Between 1832 and 1896 the voter participation rate for presidential elections ranged between 60.1% and 71.4%. During the period between 1900 and 2012, the range was between 32.9% and 55.6%.
My main point is that we are trending towards being lazy and uninvolved. The crutch of term limits would fuel that downward trend, therefore making us more dependent upon legislation to do what we are responsible to do. The Founders gave us a republic and it’s our responsibility to keep it rather than relying on legislative tools that keep us on the couch.
This plays into the hands of liberal politics. They traditionally have been more organized with long term vision and planning while conservatives are less concerned until it’s time to react to something that annoys them.
Along that vein, if Nancy Pelosi terms out it wouldn’t make a difference because they have ten more Nancys in the hopper ready to take her place. It’s no secret that the liberal voters have a lower threshold when it comes to traditional values thereby giving them an advantage in validating qualifiers for election. Conservative voters on the other hand are less likely to support a candidate that doesn’t meet their moral criteria, thus giving them less opportunity in many elections. They also have less long term planning and structure than their opponents.
I hold to the notion that we already have term limits with the current election cycles of two, four, and six years. Furthermore, we don’t need more excuses to be less involved, more indifferent and lazier than we already are.