I vote for making changes from the inside out, one at a time, outside the broken system, starting with me. I love the Chinese saying, “If each person sweeps in front of their own door, soon the entire street will be clean.”

In the past, sometimes holding public office was referred to as “public service.” When was the last time you heard that term? There’s very little serving in politicians’ actions and consciousness these days.

Obama was elected because he said many of the right things about the problems with government and politicians. And then he became one. Or was always one. Or they threatened his wife and children. Or they made him an offer that he sold out to. Or…???

I know, many will say his job was impossible because of the system. I don’t agree. He could have quit out of the system. He had the ear and support of a majority of voting Americans. He could go directly to them, drawing on the people power, as did Roosevelt with his fireside chats. After all, aren’t “We the people” actually the government? Does Washington no longer believe Lincoln’s, “Of the people, by the people and for the people?” Once in office are they sucked into a black hole where this awareness no longer exists? And if the awareness does exist, has their integrity disappeared into the black hole?

Full article at Huffington

 

Presidential Election, USA