Our government has a lot of problems. It’s so easy to get frustrated and jaded by what’s going on. Many people feel that they have no control over it. In the short term this can sometimes be true, but in the long term, we all have control over what’s going on in our government. In the midst of all the sarcasm, it’s important to realize that there are people trying to get it right in our government. Some people may think that running for public office is a power move. This can be the case, but many good Americans run for government office, because they are willing to put their heart and soul into what they believe and they really do want to make a difference. Do they always do the best job? Do they always make the right choices? No. This being said, there are also lots of idiots who run for government positions. It’s important that we not allow ourselves to get so sick of the entire process that we stop being involved. When the general American citizenry, becomes so lazy or disillusioned with our politics and government that we quit caring, listening, and being involved, this is when our nation fails. Unfortunately, many people think this has already begun to happen.
It’s time to try and find the positive. Take a world view and compare out nation’s government to others around the world. Notice how lucky we are to live in a place where a dictator can’t drag us out into the streets and murder us for speaking against them. Notice how lucky we are to live in an economically vital nation, even if it does have problems.