Ok, since the elections are just around the corner, i have felt motivated to talk about this. in my short life on this earth, all i've heard about america and government, is just partisan nonsense. you have to be republican or democrat, you get belittled and fingers pointed in your face from the other side, and i have always thought, What are we doing? We sit and scream at our TVs, because there's a person from the opposite party speaking on the TV, while something has been alluding us for a long time.
America, let's face it; this stuff has been on the way for a while. Republicans say that the democrats are responsible for the crisis in america, and the democrats say it's the republicans' fault, they drove the car in the ditch... Well, when you're in a ditch, you dont dig faster.... YOU STOP DIGGING! Our vice president Joe Biden ((yes, this was a while ago, but it's still relevant in my mind)) told the american people that we must spend more money to keep from going bankrupt, that we need more debt. I am a firm believer that we need to operate the government like the business, because i guarantee you if anybody out there tried to operate a business like the government, it would never last. It's just not efficient.
What we dont always see, though, is that this isn't one party's problem. this is an american problem. People, if we are going to get out of this crisis, this economic crisis, these ridiculous charades, we need to stick together as We the People, instead of "We the Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, or Statists" we need to unite on common principles. We need to realize that the individual liberties were bestowed on us by God ((Or your humanity, if you're an athiest. i say God specifically because our country was founded on Judeo-christian beliefs)) and they do NOT come from the Government, we give some power to the government to help guard our liberties from those who dare try to take them from us. Because if we let the government give us our liberties, they will ALWAYS take them away, with a little bait.
America, i truly believe we are at a crossroad here. we can take one path, or the other. we can just name call and riot, and get nothing accomplished, and watch our freedom slip away, or we can say, "enough is enough!" and step up and make a difference by being informed republicans ((little "r", referring to a Republic, which is our form of government, which many people call a "representative democracy")) and voting at the November elections. I beg you, as a teenager who will soon inherit the mistakes and sucesses of this great nation, i beg you to vote and not let me down. To try to make sure this country is better than it was when you came into the world.
In conclusion, I ask that each and every one of you stand up for what you believe in, progressive, libertarian, democrat, republican, whatever. If this republic will last, we must make sure our voices our heard. But i also ask that we not let ourselves me enveloped in our political parties, and be Americans first, and a member of a political party later
That's all i've got to say. if anyone wants to debate what i've said, because i probably have said something wrong ((really late here)), feel free. i'm much more informed and opinionated now, so i might be able to fight back better too