Saturday, November 5, 2016

America....the great?


I grew up thinking that anyone who wanted to be president could be if they took the necessary path to get there. I never really thought about "party politics". Recently, Ku ~my oldest son who is in college now~ had to do a paper on wether or not our voting system works 'as is' and he always asks me to proof read his papers. After reading his opinion on it, I decided to research this subject myself and I am so disappointed in what Ive found.

Our system is broken! Democrats and Republicans control everything! There are other parties who have their own ideals and a following but a vote for them is useless in the long run because electoral votes are what's going to decide the outcome of the election and these smaller parties don't stand a chance to the big bullies in Washington. Something needs to change!

After years of proudly professing to be an outspoken republican, I have found that after MANY hours of research and sticking to my most important issues, I am actual more of a Constitutionist. Its ok if you don't like my conclusion. We are all allowed to have our own opinion. I am just saddened that everyone I talk to has no clue what the Constitution Party is let alone who their candidate is. And a vote for the small guy that no one knows is a wasted vote in our current voting system. :(

Its sad because the core beliefs of the Constitution Party are what Ive always been so passionate about...and I never even knew this party existed until a few weeks ago while studying the voting system. To me, I sum it up like this....I am a Christian. I am very passionate about the Bible and what it says. Would I listen to people who told me that they needed to update the Bible for current times? Absolutely not! I feel the same way about the Constitution. I feel like I fit in more with this party.

I will never vote "straight party"...ever! I will always study the issues that I am passionate about and of course the candidates that will fight for the issues most important to me, but this is definitely the party I am now interested the most in. The results of this election are scary already. It's sad that our country has gone this far in the wrong direction but I won't give up hope that one day we will turn it around and bring it back to what it was supposed to be when our forefathers put everything in motion.