Saturday, October 05, 2013
Note: I think this blog is headed toward being slightly political, so be forewarned and click your back button.
I have decided to change my party affiliation. I have Googled, "How do I change my party afffiliation in my state?", I have learned how to do it and downloaded the form which must be filled out and sent or carried in after being signed as a legal document.
I will take the form in to the nearest office Monday morning.
Why am I doing this? I don't feel I can wait until voting day to show my huge displeasure with the people representing my party. I have left the party once before when I was disgusted with President Nixon's behavior.
But returned. Since President Bush was reading with the kindergarteners with the book upside down during the 9/11 disaster, I have felt the party as I knew it has gradually disappeared. Perhaps the party as I thought I understood it never did exist.
But I've decided I'd like to be a part of an intelligent citizenry that has a little passion for their fellow man, and a desire to do away with those who see political office as a place to get rich without doing any work.
Evidently, we have created a system where our governmental leaders must get paid for doing nothing. Shame on us. Everywhere else, we are held accountable for showing up to work on time, for doing our job, for getting a good evaluation. If we don't, we get the boot. We sometimes get the boot even if we DO everything right, but get our hours cut instead so we don't qualify for benefits.
Somewhere in the documents we hold as important to our Democracy, it says "promote the general welfare and provide for the common defense."
It appears the only place that is happening is in the Oval Office.