This is a collection of the essays I’ve written over the past year. I have strong opinions and the view of the common man (that’s the view of a man who has a steady job and pays taxes). My advantage or disadvantage depending on your point of view is I can read and I understand how things should work.
The title is just a persistent fantasy that runs through my head. The image of Politicians in handcuffs is just my sense of justice. Read the news on a regular basis my you will see my fantasy come true on an all too frequent basis.
I know how the economy works and I know how business works. I can see how government gets in the way and I know how the Free Market is supposed to work. Words mean things and politicians use words to move the opinions of people in directions that the politicians want, not how their opinions would be if voters had facts without the politician’s glitter and smoke obscuring the facts.
I know what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they created our system of government. I know that because I can read and I do read. Less is more, especially when we’re talking about government.
Government should provide some structure and some guidelines to maintain a level playing field for the economy. That does not mean the government should control as much as they do.
Politicians are not what we need as Public Servants. Public service should be men and women who contribute a few years to serve the public. Professional public servants are not effective. They have few skills that help government; their skills tend to be in collecting money and spending money. They’re not skilled in communicating facts; they’re skilled in misdirection and manipulating opinions.
We need leaders and problem solvers. Strong Communication skills will help make the voters understand what’s wrong with the country today and how we have to fix it. Fixing it will be painful and many of us will wince and whine, but it’s necessary. Leaders and Problem Solvers can do that politicians can’t and won’t.
I believe in the Greatness of this Country. American Exceptionalism is an important quality that the country has earned over the past 200 plus years. The Country is exceptional because we were created by the people for the people. We have always fought for freedom and have put our young men and women in harms way to defend the freedom of others.
The Country has endured terrible hardships and overcame the hardships. As a Country we came out stronger because of our exceptionalism. We will do that again. Our governments at the local, state, and federal levels are infested with politicians and not leaders. The people who created this country are not happy and we the people will change that.
We vote and we expect results. Politicians can’t get results all they can do is get reelected. We have to stop that, stop reelecting bums and start electing Leaders.
That’s a theme you’ll we throughout my writing. Empty suits must go and Leaders must get elected. It won’t happen in one lection cycle, it must happen over time.
Read what I’ve written, challenge me if you disagree. But read and think and vote. We need a revolution and the revolution has to happen at the voting booth.
I’ll keep writing as long as you keep reading and thinking.