SimplePolitiks is dedicated to logical political discourse. The author tackles various topics – new and old – to share his opinion while informing anyone who is looking for information. Below is a note from the author.
I am convinced that the myriad problems handicapping our government today are merely the side effects of the politicians’ cowardice; they fight battles if victory means the preservation of their power in Congress instead of putting America and Her people on the right path (in both the short and long run). Thus our debt has skyrocketed, entitlement programs are unsustainable, we fight unconstitutional wars with little justification and the integrity of the system is slowly eroding. Furthermore, both parties have been hijacked by a large number of extremists (Republicans more than the Democrats but it is happening to both parties), causing perpetual stalemates in Congress and polarization between Republicans and Democrats on a national level. Moderation is now a rarity in government.
All of these reasons (plus the plethora I haven’t mentioned) have me genuinely concerned about my generation’s future. I believe that we are missing various things, but in my view the most important component is the politicians’ desire to put American prosperity before their party’s agenda. There is no party which has all of the answers so our politicians disservice the people of their country when they refuse to compromise. More often than not we are better off when something is accomplished instead of nothing.
I insert my opinion into nearly all of my posts, hoping to at least scratch the surface of the best answer. There is no perfect answer, as every option will lead to relatively more dissatisfaction for one group than another. We must realize the nature of these decisions and work together to devise a common sense approach to government in the United States. Policies need to be founded upon objective principles instead of subjective ideas with little to no reason behind them. For this reason I encourage all of you to participate in the comments section below my posts. The answer all of us hope and search for cannot be discovered until logical discussions occur.
I want to make a difference one day, but as a college student I can only do so much. Until I can make a larger impact on American history, I’ll be running this blog. If you are interested in hearing the unique opinions of an independent thinker, then please read, follow and leave some feedback if you have the time. I’d greatly appreciate it!
** Edited on December 28, 2012