Have you ever interviewed for a job before and not gotten it?
The reason people do not get job offers is because they’re not qualified or there is someone more qualified who also applied (or of course they have some family connection). The problem with politics is that unqualified people are allowed to run, as per the system of our democracy. Democracy assumes that the people of the country, state or town are an accurate vetting process normally given to company executives who know what is best for their company.
Do you know what’s best for our country?
We currently hold rank as the most powerful country in the world, but that position is slipping more quickly than most Americans dare to realize. The American dream is fading behind airport security, fences between us and our neighbors, political speeches infected with hatred, national debates about issues that won’t be decided by politicians, racism, sexism, fear and ignorance.
Our country doesn’t just need a change. Our country needs a revolution in the way we think about our country and from this will follow a transformation.
Conservative, as a political term, generally means a return or conservation of values. I am a conservative then. I am a conservative because I advocate a return to the beliefs that founded this country, a time where the people who led our nation were not just men with money, but were men of science, philosophy, religion, writing and most of all free and independent thinking.
The reason I am a Democrat is because the Democratic Party attracts intellectuals. It attracts people who have the ability to think beyond the present time and look to a brighter future. It is no surprise that the presidential candidate who first advocated “Change We Can Believe In” was a Democrat. No Republican would ever come up with something so simple and necessary.
We don’t need an ordinary American to lead this country. We need Americans to do their jobs as citizens and be educated about the political situation because their choices have the ability to affect not only their own country but the world.
We need something new. Something fresh. Something that will shake the very foundation of our society to bring us back to a place where learning and intelligence were valued rather than feared.
When it comes to intellect and religion, I believe that you can have your cake and eat it too. You can be progressive and have faith. You can believe in lower taxes on the middle class and life for an unborn child.
You can also believe that something different from the ordinary is the right path for our country.