If you have found your way to Civil Candor you probably fall to the right of center. You might be fed up with what is happening to our country. So am I. If only more Americans felt the same way. How much longer can we go on being assaulted by every level of government while politicians talk about America’s future to distract us from the mess they have made of the present?
Values as basic as who should vote in our elections, who deserves the rights of American citizenship, who decides how our kids will be educated, who makes the decisions about our health care, and whether the American people should still have a voice in our democracy are being questioned in the name of fairness and progress. The real travesty is not that politicians act the way they do, but that we bring this on ourselves by putting them in office and keeping them there year after year, election after election.
Barack Obama’s divisiveness seems to have infected every aspect of our political lives, including the voice of American conservatism. With an election looming and a chance to regain some sanity in government, the Republican Party has opted to go into full meltdown mode. Conservative candidates are at each other’s throats. John Boehner has resigned and Mitch McConnell may well follow suit as the far right elements of the GOP make their demands more urgent. When the ashes settle, will we have entrusted the White House to a bombastic entrepreneur, or will the Democratic Party’s undying ability to keep its agenda and membership on the same page prevail once again?
This blog is about why our leaders act the way they do, why we are stuck in the sorry state America is in, and what we can do to fix the problems we face. Most of the quotes, facts, and figures used come from your government and its representatives. Just click the “Sources” link at the bottom of each post to see who said what.
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