September 28, 2016

Time for a change

The time for a change has come to America. Like the proverbial frog in a slowly heating pot of water, America is being boiled to death and has become too ignorant, too lazy or both to recognize it and do something about it.  But it grows more urgent with each passing day, as a growing percentage of the populace come to believe that the boiling pot of water, the poison as it were, is the cure.  With 20 trillion in national debt, trillions more in unfunded liabilities, a gutted military, dwindling global influence, an anemic education system, bureaucracy trumping common sense, a choked economy with near-stagnant growth and business looking to move production or themselves entirely elsewhere all just some of the myriad problems facing the country, the time for a change in direction is now.  Every passing day is a day squandered.  

What people believe works for them in the form of government handouts at subsistence levels is the reason that for 50 years poverty, valueless education, the decay of the family, moral decay and other issues have become cyclical. That hand promising to lift you up, is the hand that is actually holding you down.

 What has been tried for decades has not worked, does not work and will not work with more money thrown at it.  The American people are unlike people anywhere in the world but they have been numbed into forgetting it. Within each person in America is tremendous potential that is being squandered in exchange for an Obamaphone - as if that is the solution to the problems in your life.

It's time to change the outcome, not by changing your expectations but by changing your actions.  Do something different.  One election will surely not solve all of these problems.  But when you are walking towards a dead end, another step in that direction only enhances the potential of a dead end outcome.  A step in another direction, ANY other direction, has the potential to reverse the potential for that outcome.  It does not guarantee a better outcome, but it does guarantee a different outcome.  

Let's be clear - not all change is good.  In 2008 Americans were promised change - they got it. The last 7+ years have proven that repeating the changes made in the past have provided the same outcomes - a growing dependent class, a country in a malaise and a people more despondent.  But just because not all change is good, does not mean continuing with a bad change is good.  In fact, stopping a bad idea, is always a good idea.

The time has come for a change.  It is bigger than Donald Trump, who has added a populist face to the notion that America needs to be made great again. It is bigger than Hillary Clinton who0 can provide no positive reason for herself to be president only suggestions that an outsider who has risen to the challenge is not right for the job.  Perhaps.  But clearly Hillary Clinton is the establishment status quo, as evidenced that party elders from both political parties favor her.

If that is not a red flag for you, perhaps you have become color blind because everyone should be seeing that. 

Donald Trump offers a shot at a 4 year experiment in something else - anything else.  It's a roll of the dice at a craps table, but America you are running out of chips and betting the same way decade after decade has not worked. Switch it up and play an entirely new game.  If it doesn't work change it again.  Just do not do more of the same and expect a different result.

Please.
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