What team are you on

There can be no doubt that we are a country divided. Sadly, much of this division is not based on an ideology by the people on what is best for the people of this country but rather what letter follows your name, (R) or (D). We have become more concerned with ensuring our “team” wins rather than educating ourselves on the issues and their impact. This mentality has led to blind allegiance to those in power. We have ceded the very government we so proudly hold dear to a few hundred individuals who profit on our ignorance. Our desire to have our “team” win means the power does not even need to hide their deception; they do it right in front of us; for us, it was once said, “The eyes are useless when the mind is blind.” The more the masses allow their minds to be blinded, the easier it is to manipulate them. They follow their “team,” nodding in agreement with whatever decisions it makes. This thinking removes any sense of accountability from those in power; as Albert Einstein commented, “Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” For any democracy to effectively govern for citizens’ good, it represents those citizens must become informed about issues that can improve their lives. In many countries around the world, the government has taken away the will of its people. We seemingly have made the conscious decision to surrender it to a small percentage of the rich and powerful depending on what letter they have behind their name. We can not continue to allow our government to be dependent on political ignorance and blind allegiance, for it will undoubtedly lead to our downfall as one of the most significant experiments ever endeavored – a government of the people, by the people, for the people.

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