While sipping on my coffee this morning I was appalled to hear Carol’s HLN question, “Does democracy still work?” Why, because I am one of the many warriors of the people who are stepping up to offer solutions, not tear down the one last hope of the world for a self-directed rule of We, The People.
A solution to the difficulty of cohesively representing the people of California, in example, was proposed. It was suggested that California can be split into three separate states for a more localized engagement of the body politic. Yet if we began such a trend, we would only be signaling the first death throws of our republic as it would signal that our representative structures are obsolete. This is not the way.
Yes our country is big, and yes, this is why our founding fathers needed to construct a representative republic where We, The People can elect specialists to represent our wishes. So why do we now feel that the system is becoming dysfunctional? Only because we have allowed the forces of entropy, of disorder, to run amok in our garden of democracy, the weed of absolute power linked to the polarization of wealth. And all because we lack the spiritual humility to embrace one another in equality, tolerance, and good-will. We can and must take back our country by first healing ourselves. This is a tough solution but it is the only solution.
If we give up on the hope of democracy, we give up on ourselves and we only show ourselves worthy of eternal and final slavery. It would be a crying shame if we had such a light as Thomas Jefferson who spoke to the essence of the problem but we ultimately ignored him when he stated: “I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education.”
If you are interested in the good fight, I recommend you explore the solution set forth at http://www.newamericanspring.org, a solution for the ultimate enlightenment of our body politic and the true healing of our country.
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