Voters of Another Generation
Voters of Another Generation
Perhaps my opening statement brings back memories from days gone by, “I have a dream.” Have you noticed since the Bush/Gore election voting has had the same matching figures as the candidates on election night, close elections?
It is the voter’s generational gap, younger voters do not believe in political parties as we have seen in the past. How many votes, and who votes has changed drastically with more people leaving the party of their choice, changing to independent. This is how the world turns, from one generation to another. The swing was slow, but it has been evident now since the Bush/Gore election.
The younger voters are concerned with their life, their children, and family. They have less time to hear all the news and try to fit into busy schedules a trip to the polling place. But, this can change if Government changes. I believe the next voting generation will be less than what we have now, they are up to date and know what bullying is, and watching television, they see it at the highest level of our Government.
Kennedy and Eisenhower
The days of the GOP – Grand Ole’ Party or any party, disappeared from one generation to the next. The backroom gatherings are now huge fundraisers. Parties are gone; when I speak to people on the street, I ask, “What is more important, issues that affect you, or the person running for office?” Issues beat out every time.
The concern is about their life and how they can improve it, send their children to college, buy those sneakers, and have enough time to instill values that are firm, as America had been known for – its’ values. You can be sure they are hoping their issue makes it to the top of the candidate’s list, but then again, it is all here-say for the voting booth.
Generations who vote are now more likely to vote for the man who will fight for what they need, not for their affiliation with the party of their choice. This is slowly moving from left to center, and right to center – people are moving faster away from the party rules.
Sure we have those stragglers who are bent on saving their party no matter who is on the ticket – ignoring facts; our country is in need of re-organization within its’ power structure. Those who make the rules need to look at people first.
Today, Government should allow with open arms, loans from those institutions that give the money to people without limits, let them get back on their feet, as in the past, and make America strong. Give loans to small businesses, personal loans, and so forth without a government hang up and this is how we began, and this is how we will build our country once more. Clamping down on loans is only deterring the fact that we are fighting against ourselves.
Speaking about fighting, we are now involved in the longest war in the history of the United States. It began with capturing a criminal who said he was the main figure for 9/11. Who told us he did it. It took this country at least ten years to find one person, with all the intelligence we have, and took many men with them, leaving some families without the main breadwinner, and children, with no father or mother.
Since when did it take killing so many, and entering other countries to find one person?
It is always better without war, death, injury. But this war has existed for years, as we spread from one country to the next. A shorter war if we used the outstanding intelligence, we consume. We did not have to call out troops for eleven years, bring home men and women in caskets when the purpose was to find one man.
The Presidential Election is drawing near, and our current President is below fifty percent, for a sitting President, you may ask yourself why? You may be pleased or disappointed. The question is, “What has happened to this country, its’ way of life, the economy and how can we fix it.” The only way we can make a difference is by working together, the dream – to work together as one.
Yes, some will disagree and others agree, especially the young voter who is trying to provide for their family and need work – isn’t that split down the middle, like this election? Even the issues favor one or the other.
Every story from generation to generation blends parties – with recent close elections as proof. Why not blend thoughts, ideas, and stop the fighting. Work together, two leaders, the best men win. Present the facts and problems, and ways to fix things to the members of Congress. This gives us stability in Government. Right now we have a war blazing at home, in the USA.
The Senate and Congress should have equal term limits, like the President, instead of keeping the same person until death do they part. Most of all we should combine ideas, parties are falling by the wayside. If elected officials work together, sort out the differences, we win. We tell our children to listen and work together.
You see, the voters are entering the voting booth, pulling levers, or inserting paper, making check marks, however, it is done in their particular state – but they are not voting across party lines – remember there was a day this did happen, but those days are gone. Parties are falling apart as I said, like the country.
Let us dream of a better America by giving thought to a shared pedestal. We must take our life, town, city, or State – seriously – and those who we vote for. We need the ability to build, buy, lend, live again – or we will never be the America we once knew.
You can see “What the root of evil is,” and you have heard it one thousand times or more, it is greed – the cost to run for an elected position is predicted before your name appears on the ballot, some places tell the candidate what amount is needed to be considered. This is party politics today. We must change the tactics, support issues, fight for what is right, and forget about how much each candidate has in his own pocket before endorsing them. It’s what they can offer that is important.
And agree to fairly tax individuals, give loans to those who lost everything during this eleven-year war, then, we can improve on what we have not.
Last night twenty or more people were killed in a foreign country. There is no changing the culture of ones’ country, but we can improve our own. We are in a time of trouble – and this election, I am afraid will not matter, if we continue to listen to one party bashing the other. What we see is disturbing, and it is growing up and around the cities, through the schools, and we call it bullying. Imagine our leaders bully one another, then hug when it ends. Why not agree to disagree and figure out the best for all people.
We no longer need undignified debates, words that slaughter a person like a piece of meat, but we need the common man who sees the country as it is, not how he believes it will be, then take no time to work his promises, or sit face to face with both sides and discuss the proper changes to help all the people. Perhaps this is why so many members of Congress hold town meetings on the sidewalk, to be sure the voters know the words came from their own mouth.
Since both people running this year have similar views on important issues: Perhaps to confuse the playing field, we have to remain strong – and fight for our own life, protect our neighbors, sometimes our own internal enemy our people who do nothing.
What do expensive lies prove when candidates advertise? Insults turn people off, but billions of dollars keep pouring in making others rich while confusing the people and robbing the truth. People who work, raise a family is not glued to the television or know everything happening out in the political world. They do see the ads on television, costing each party billions of dollars. That money could help all of us if we could only stop placing the blame on one another with a billion or million-dollar ad.
I believe in advertising and would believe stronger in the candidate if the advertising wasn’t a down-out war. The cost of advertising is beyond belief, but it is spent by the parties’ big spenders through those who support the candidate.
“I have a dream.” My view of our future will be one of less bickering, more talking out the problems, and treating every person, every occupation, every job, or employer equally. Remember, keeping the country healthy, keeping children healthy, and more people will add to the government – by not only giving but receiving help.
Nothing stays the same – unfortunately we have a country that has to revamp some parts of the old constitution because we are not living in the time of the constitution, drawn in 1775. Many things have changed, from dirt roads to major highways, from the traveling doctor to huge teaching facilities, why are we following old rules from 1775?
The future can be better with linked minds, like the Internet, because we know two thoughts are better than one. Think of those who live around you, has our government changed their life, will their children be treated equally?
Remember, we fight over those who bully children in school – what do you think is happening in Washington DC and every state of the Union on a national level, if it were called bullying – perhaps we could open the ears of those who are closed-minded.
We have talked about the future generations, why not follow their path, they have taken it on themselves to not enroll in parties as they once did, and I am sure they know what bullying is, right down to asking a future candidate for money upfront to be endorsed.