Wednesday, June 17, 2009
"The mania for giving the Government power to meddle with the private affairs of cities or citizens is likely to cause endless trouble...." Mark Twain
Molly the Robin
My name is Molly and I am an American robin. I learned to think by seeing myself in car door mirrors. I am a mother who has had several broods of hatchlings. A fellow wrote about my story in Animal Park. He only got half the story right as most people do. I use public school libraries which are often closed. I usually find windows or openings into schools. I only have to perch on a tree or bush or deck to watch television news where most Americans get their information is hardly worth the trouble most of the time.
As your government escalates in size and budget the crises that occur in war and peace become larger and larger leading even a bird like me to conclude that your government through its actions and inactions is becoming a major problem itself from trade policies, budget and fiscal policies, financial and banking policies to fabrications of threats to justify invasions and finally total lack of accountability in wrong doing by elected political leaders by Congress and finally the citizenry of the country who apparently believe they are powerless or they are just apathetic.
The final result is jerry-rigged government whose future for the citizenry is perpetually clouded and uncertain creating more hurdles and obstacles than pathways to freedom and justice. It is clear your citizenry need the freedom to solve their own problems. Government ought to ensure justice and fairness by eliminating and minimizing corruption and crimes and creating an environment for a prosperous economy. Your government wants to control more with its every failure.
The elected representatives of your two embedded political parties have discovered a perpetual piggy bank which they draw from creating an expensive and increasingly jerry-rigged and jerry-built government. This costly and debt ridden government edifice will fall and collapse, unfortunately, on the same citizenry that it claims to be for and benefit unless there is a course reversal.
There are ten of thousands of examples of the missteps of this government contraption your power and money hungry two entrenched and embedded political parties have created with the politicians they run for election. Justice and fairness are harder and harder to obtain for the citizenry. Dismantling this inefficient and often ineffective expensive contraption of your government is necessary and imperative which includes trillions of dollars in irresponsible and wasteful over spending making the American people poorer by misallocation of resources creating a less prosperous economy. Rebuilding it from the foundation, which is your Constitution, is necessary and imperative keeping in mind strengthening your Constitution so it will always be applied.
Who says there cannot be a peaceful revolution in government? The established politicians, their political machines, their minions in television news programming and prominent print news organizations always opt for the status quo in government for it benefits them to do so.
Mankind claims it has a brain and is smarter than we animals. Start by really proving it. Creating machines while destroying the earth and one another is not smarter than we so-called animals. Between the Vietnam War and the Iraq war your country's ethics vanished in its own black hole. Can you retrieve your ethics? That might well be a pivotal crux of human culture. As the elected politicians sidestep around problems and issues without solving them you the citizenry are bamboozled into quicksand.
I'll by flying off now. It is another great summer ahead. The trees and bushes are lush where I am. The sky is blue with scattered clouds that linger and cool the temperature as well as hide the sun. Your government ought to try to emulate the sun.