Change is Hard

But change is certain, I hope. (Thank you to Dawn for the use of her blog title and tagline).

Midterm elections are coming up very soon. I must confess it will be a relief when they are over, and I hope the conclusion of this election will reduce the amount of mail that appears in my inbox on a regular basis. That being said, I think it is important that everyone get out and vote – vote with your brain or your instinct, or whatever works best for you, but vote! Find that candiidate that you feel will best represent you and your district – true representation, instead of a search for power.

These past months have convinced me – if I was not convinced before – that we need term limits on our Congress. We need change. It will be hard to effect, but it’s necessary if we are going to survive as a country, as a society. I believe there are far too many members of Congress who have been there far too long and are far too beholden to someone, some entity/entities, other than their constituents. They are from another era, a time when women were meant to  be kept barefoot in the kitchen, or at least silent. No one person should have as much power as the leaders of each party in the Senate and in the House. That one person can determine what is voted on and what is set aside, and when these things happen, is not democratic. It is not the way a Republic should be governed. Perhaps our guidelines, our Constitution, should be reviewed. Perhaps it could use some updating. I don’t know – I do not claim to be an expert or particularly knowledgeable on the topic. But I do know this nation is more divided now than it has been in my lifetime and I do know that “together we stand, divided we fall”.

I believe we are at risk of falling. Please, please, stand up and be counted. Whether your beliefs coincide with mine or not. Read, study, think, with eyes, ears and heart wide open. And vote. Just vote.

About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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8 Responses to Change is Hard

  1. Robin says:

    Yes, just vote. I read something recently that mentioned how the majority of the 18-24 year old age group is still saying they won’t vote. I hope they don’t regret that decision.

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  2. Fandango says:

    “…we need term limits on our Congress.” I agree, and to take it a step further, how about a mandatory retirement age for members of Congress…say 70? And maybe term limits on Supreme Court Justices, say 16 years (or four presidential terms)?

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  3. It is sad that young people seem to be so disengaged from life.

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  4. Ally Bean says:

    I’m all for term limits and age limits. These old coots have no idea what is real anymore and they’re too old to care. Out with the rubbish they go…

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  5. Lisa says:

    I’ve long been a supporter of term limits. It’s sad how every single one of them campaign on promises to not become corrupt….and then they all become corrupt once they get into office. It appears much of the problems arise when the cushy lifestyles of the long-time incumbents are threatened. I don’t think the Constitution needs to be changed, just the way it’s been twisted to serve the personal needs of political parties. Our founding fathers never intended being a member of Congress to be a lifetime position. Most of them served and went back to their “real” jobs after a while. Now, trying to stay in office and feed from the government trough as long as possible IS their job! And, I’ll be thankful when the election is over as well, mainly because of the twisting of facts that goes on while slamming your opponent. Information is taken completely out of context and used in less-than-honorable ways. Unfortunately, as soon as the November election is finished, the campaigning for 2020 will begin and we’ll have to endure another round of relentless crap from both sides. Okay, rant over. Hope you’re enjoying some lovely Autumn weather and color! xoxox

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    • Carol says:

      I think I have become much more aware of politics in general in recent years – possibly because I now have time to pay attention with only my needs to be met. Term limits – limits on campaign spending so that those who are not wealthy might have the opportunity which would mean ending Super Pacs and getting back to limits on contributions – although those with the. $ will find a way around it, perhaps it could at least reduce the corruption.
      I am enjoying fall weather, but our color is fading and falling to the ground – where it is still pretty for awhile.


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