Many people have been complaining about the state of our Union. We live In the richest, most powerful country in the world and I fear we are making the same mistakes that all great powers that came before us made. Our people have become complacent. We have lived in a free society for so long that we have forgotten that it takes daily work to maintain our place in the world.
I have reached an age where I can look back and see the mistakes made by our Country and other Countries. History is one of the keys to gaining the knowledge to maintain our society, unfortunately in to many cases our schools are not teaching History. We must prepare our young to make the decisions in the future that will be needed to maintain our society.
For the present, all citizens must be active in any way they are able. It is plain to see that our Country is being run by big business maintained by huge donations to corrupt elected representatives on all levels.
We the people must be active and vote. This is the only tool we have to protect our rights and our future.
Now comes the hard part. To vote responsibly we must be informed, this is much harder today than it was even 20 years ago. In the past reading the daily paper or going to a candidates rally would provide enough information to make a decision. Today however, the choices are infinite and overwhelming. Add into the mix the fake news and presenters who are only worried about their ratings and have little experience or knowledge to offer and it’s easy to see how the public at large is overwhelmed.
All this aside if we want to have and maintain our society we must take control of the people we elect.
Remember complacency is contagious, we can’t afford to fall into that trap which has been the downfall of many great civilizations.
Lastly, remember, Freedom isn’t Free.