Do We Really Have a Voice?

I have always been interested in Politics, and have always voted my conscience. However, in the past 4 years, I have become more politically active as I have seen our Country “fundamentally changed” into something I no longer recognize.

I read 4 Newspapers a day, further research articles that catch my attention, and post on Facebook things that I hope will open the eyes of other Americans.  I have signed hundreds of petitions, written directly to the White House and I have spent countless hours writing letters to my Representatives and to the Newspapers to which I subscribe.  I have sent comments and emails to all the News Stations, and called into countless Radio Shows.  The points I address are real concerns about our freedoms, or lack thereof, fraud in the voting booths, fraud within the government, and I do it respectfully and with integrity and respect.  However, I have come to the realization, that we, as Americans, truly have NO VOICE in our own government. How do we respond? What can we do? Can the “Convention of the States” be a solution for the ever-increasing lawlessness that continues in Washington on a daily basis or will we see Americans rush the Hill in revolt?

I recently had a discussion with David Altschul on Facebook  regarding the “Convention of the States.”  I posted that  “I personally believe this might be the only way we will be able to reign in our government and remind them that they work for the people and not the other way around.” He responded, “I believe a Convention of the States would be an invitation to anarchy, oppression, short-term thinking and disaster, because we lack patriots with the education, literacy, vision, spirituality and accountability of thinkers like Jefferson, Washington, Hamilton, Madison, John and Samuel Adams and Noah Webster.”  In response to David’s comment, I replied, “David, you are right that the likes of our founding fathers do not exist currently on the Hill, however, they do exist within the people.”

We all know someone who we think would be a great representative for the people within our government. However, how many law-abiding, God-fearing, moral Americans would dare want to cross the line into a sea of sharks that are more concerned with their own meal than feeding the people? It is truly a thought to ponder. In this day and age, any candidate, even Jesus would be torn into bits by hook or by crook, by the powers at be for merely wanting the best for America and its people and actually speaking these truths.

What do you think about the “Convention of the States?” Could it be our saving grace, or might it put us in a position worse that where we currently exist? What can we, as Americans, really do to affect the path this Country is currently taking under the Obama Administration? Is it all Obama, or has it been a path that was blazed by previous leaders? Who do we trust? What is the real truth? What is the real end to the means currently being used by so many governments in today’s world? We see the revolts in Venezuela, the demands for a voice in the Ukraine, the people of Egypt marching to have their voices heard. I do believe that most people around the world just want to be free to live their lives. But what is it in our leaders that turns power for good into power for control?

I have never seen such anger and frustration that I have seen of late within the American people. Will we, like Egypt, Ukraine and Venezuela have to stand up and fight on the Capital Steps to have our voices heard? Will we see a Convention of the States and can it realize its goals? My FB friend, David said, “the breathtaking and pervasive contempt for the law shown daily by President Obama leads me to believe that altering the Constitution (through the Convention of the States) would be as useful against tyranny as Chicago’s gun-bans were against crime.  I don’t have facile answers. I speak out. I read the Declaration of Independence, I pray a lot and I continually seek out and strive to strengthen Patriots of like spirits.”

Well said David, well said!!

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3 thoughts on “Do We Really Have a Voice?

  1. Caileigh says:

    I think that the main reason that the world of politics is where it is at right now, is because the two parties have never ever been as divided as they are right now. People used to be able to have debates, where both sides were able to accept and agree with arguments from their opposing side. But now, it’s almost like people are embarrassed to be associated with the other side. It’s become less of two parties working together to make the world better, and more of competition. That’s the real problem. I think that when the two sides are able to come together and work together (safely), that’s when it’s going to get better.

    • Leigh says:

      February 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Edit)
      I agree Caileigh. I do think a lot of people have taken sides and will never venture over to the alternative opinion or side in order to “win”. However, I also believe there is a huge following for the Constitution which we have not seen in years and years. It is amazing when your very rights and way of life are threatened, people do tend to head in the right direction. Let’s hope all this discord will result in action by Americans to take back their government and their country!!! I hope this is also a wake up call for your generation. You can not follow blindly because of your leanings toward one or two issues. You must do your research and vote for what is best for the country’s future as well as your own!!

  2. David Altschul says:

    That you respect my musings enough to share them means even more than your praise (which, as a songwriter, I eat up with a spoon). I believe it’s crucial to continually raise a principled and articulate voice. Sometimes my only antidote to hopelessness is the essay by Albert Nock (one of Bill Buckley’s early mentors) titled “Isaiah’s Job”. I think anyone who’s found their way to your blog would relish reading the essay, which is readily available on google.

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