Speak up. What do YOU think of the nations trajectory? Do you want a change? How do you think is the best way to effect that change?
I would, at this stage, prefer a less conciliatory and a more angry, Obama. Kucinich speaks for me. The rich have had their way too long and the country is hurting badly as a result of their greed. Obama, my wife says, is all ming and not heart. Obviously very smart, does he feel the pain of those who have been exploited and are barely making it today’s world of unregulated corporate greed and pro-rich taxation.
I went on Freedom Rides in the 60s. I think Obama will do wonders for empowering the powerless. But I would rather he was angry at Republican greed and think he would do well to say, like Clinton used to so effectively, “I feel your pain.” He may feel it. He probably does. But he could show it a lot better.
I post regularly my opinions about how the everyday guy in the US is getting shafted by conscienceless, compassionless CEOs and Wall Street insiders. This is a reality Obama neglects. You can’t be all things to all people. And he should not try. Greedy CEOs will not voluntarily give up their power. Obama makes us think that they will. That is a fundamental flaw. The media will not talk about it. But maybe this forum will help a little.
Thanks for listening and reading.
I would like to stir the pot. . . with much love and respect.
Is greed a matter of private CHOICE? A matter of the heart and conscience? If not, are we going to begin legislating morality? Are we going to just cherry pick this one sin or cover them all?
I would hope so, and first up should be the legal murder of innocent life, AKA CHOICE, AKA abortion.
Or what about lust? That would change TV viewing drastically!
Does the President get to choose how much profit or private income is too much? Or will it be decided by popular vote? Or the Congress?
Will we elevate everyone to the highest possible income, are lower everyone to the lowest common denominator?
Or perhaps, the government should remain bound by the chains of the constitution so the Church can do the work of feeding the hungry and empowering the downtrodden. As Joe Bidden says, “he doesn’t feel comfortable imposing his faith views on others because their faith tells them something else.”
Of course, then it would be our personal responsibility and we will have to get our hands dirty. . . but then, Jesus did say “whatever YOU do for the least of these”, not whatever your government did for the least of these.
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