As the Nation, and the World, await President Obama's seventh "State of the Union" Address I just wanted to take a few moments to share my own thoughts on how it is.
And quite frankly it is pretty messed up and it is mostly divided upon the issues that affect each of our lives. There is no easy answer.
There is no quick fix. However if "WE the PEOPLE" don't do something about it, our Nation will fall into further disrepair.
This problem is not new and has long plagued our Nation, even before Obama ever took office. No matter what words fall from his mouth during this speech it will surely be filled with the usual political rhetoric that all politicians use. A promise for a better tomorrow. A promise that has been made over and over to "WE the PEOPLE" and yet no one has fully delivered on those promises. Sure we've seen some improvements from when this Nation was first formed.
Yesterday, January 19th, has been filled with remembrance and the honoring of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I have read many post and articles about this. One of the things that have stood out is from the Reader's Comments on some of these articles that show just exactly how divided our Nation still is on the issue of Race.
Isn't it sad that more than 50 years after Dr. King delivered his "I Have A Dream" speech that we are still so far away from that dream ever being fully reached? What is equally sad is that we have elected leaders and others, from both sides that further perpetuate that hate! To add to that, those same elected officials seem to no longer care to follow the will and the wishes for "WE the PEOPLE", the very ones that put them into office.
All we ever hear, whether it be from the Democrats or the Republicans, is how each side is for the betterment for everyone. One of the problems with this is, that each side has such a difference in beliefs that neither side will ever be able to accomplish what they promise that would be of great benefit for ALL.
I feel that both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party have outlived their purpose and usefulness. It is time that "WE the PEOPLE" stand together and let them know that we are tired of the current state of the Union. A Union that is on the brink of destruction and further divide if we continue on the path we're on right now.
As I said at the start of this, There is no easy answer. There is no quick fix. However if "WE the PEOPLE" don't do something about it, our Nation will fall into further disrepair. But we MUST do something and we must do it NOW!
May God bless the United States of America!