Witnessing some of the political scenes lately has been a great incentive to blog again. The rhetoric is quite amazing. The mud is deep. Perhaps one of the candidates has a magic wand that the rest of us can’t see. Perhaps one of the candidates can wave that wand, and PRESTO, our nation will be out of debt. Perhaps the magic will fill our classrooms with the true history of our republic. Perhaps our universities will suddenly be filled with discourse that presents both sides of an issue rather than liberal indoctrination most students receive in our public universities today. Maybe their magic wands can be waved to restore the patriotism, values, and character building to our reading materials in our elementary schools. Perhaps we will find the magic wand will start a tidal wave across our nation, and we will see history taught from our original founding documents.
Maybe I’ll wake up tomorrow morning and find that the rhetoric has become magic dust, and the federal government is half the size it was yesterday, the Department of Education doesn’t exist anymore, and the Environmental Protection Agency is actually concentrating on protection of our environment and is no longer allowed to create regulations that stifle and destroy. Maybe the dust will cover the Department of Defense so it will concentrate on its Constitutional duty with integrity and thrift.
I dream of the day that there will be no IRS, and the tax code will be so simple that there can be no fraud and abuse. It will be transparent and all will have “skin in the game.” Politics of the day will no longer allow employees to harass our citizens. All the departments of the government will be reduced to only those functions that are federal responsibilities remain in Washington, D.C. In my dream there will be surplus housing in our nation’s Capitol.
No dream. No magic wand. No magic dust. Wow!!! The transformers are winning, but we have not finished the race. There is no magic but “We the People.” Each one of us must count as a re-founder of our republic.