By Tyrell Rettke
February 11, 2012
If you stop and think about it, it would be nearly impossible for a person with a 9-5 job to quit their job to put a real campaign together if they weren't rich, had a rich family, or rich sponsor (corporate etc). We want the government to be of the people, but we are not willing to vote for an underdog, or a regular working person.
We like to blame congress and the various presidents, but really we should be looking in the mirror, because not only do we elect them, but we are also complacent in allowing them to continually twist what we say into what they want. Yes the media is to blame as well, but we support the media by watching, mindlessly often.
I'd love to see a candidate that was young (25 is the minimum age for Representative, 30 for Senator), from a middle class background, and that was more in favor of working towards reducing government, increasing personal freedoms - as opposed to the opposite. I take that back. I have seen those candidates, but I see them lose mostly, or be called a kook, long shot, etc. thus declaring them defeated before the vote begins.
My 2 cents.
About: " Recently got back to town after a 2 year hiatus of surgery and recovery. 20 Year resident otherwise."
Received February 09, 2012 - Published February 11, 2012
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