Thursday, February 21, 2008
The absurdity of Running For President in A Free Nation
Anybody truly can run for president usually most of these people choose to run either as Republicans or democrats and running as an independent assures historically they you will not win, but there is also a possibility that you can make a difference. You are free to say anything that you want because you don't have the burden of having to win. When people invest hundreds of millions in your campaign they usually kind of expect something. Quite often this means issues such as failing war on drugs, Juvenile detention centers serving as revolving doors for prisons, massive college debt to become educated, Over use of pharmacies, pollutions that are allowed to be put into our water and food, and many other issues are either ignored or quickly glimpsed over. Every since I was young I was told that we live in a free country yet if you don't want to work a job and rent a house you would be a vagrant and in many places they will throw you in jail. If you don't believe it trying be homeless on the Vegas strip. I find that we are born into this world and told that property is either private or public but either cases we charge people with trespassing. Our system has numerous mentally ill people who are not given adequate treatment and find themselves in jail because they are sleeping on a park bench. Before the summer Olympics in Atlanta they rounded many homeless people and relocated them to places where tourists would not see him. We handle our homeless problem by trying to hide in the same way that a little kid puts is whole mess in the closet or underneath the bed. Yet we seem to have enough money to go to war in Iraq for a humanitarian mission. Why is that humanitarian missions and oil are so closely connected. America we will help you if you have oil to help us. We did not seem to have a desire to rush into Darfur and help the people there. I want to create an atmosphere where politicians are held accountable. People will yell at me sometimes to get a job yet there are many jobs that don't benefit anyone and they make tons of money and in many cases their jobs lead to deaths of many people. We were so insistent that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction was it because we had the receipts. We do horrendous things in the name of capitalism not democracy and we play ignorant. If you look at history we have fabricated incidents so that we can use it as an excuse to go to war. To this day we have many US corporations who pollute the environment at home and especially abroad. They are not held accountable. Our whole system needs an overhaul and for that to happen we need more involvement and at least a 3 party system if not more. The balance of power lays within the Republicans and Democrats both of whom look out for their party beyond the benefit of struggling Americans.