(09-02-2020, 01:44 AM)Dahlsim Wrote:
(09-01-2020, 09:58 PM)ItsGoTime Wrote: ....
We need accountability in this nation. Our police force has run for way too long without enough accountability. Our politicians have gone far too far without any accountability. After watching that video Dahlsim posted, BLM seems like they haven't been given enough accountability to stop the snowball that is rolling. NRA has no accountability.
We need to get people into office that will boil all these grievances down to specifics so we can get to a state of accountability.
Accountability and specifics.
Agree 100%. That's actually what election time is supposed to be for accountability. The system only gives us a binary choice in the end but people do have the ability to hold leaders responsible.
Those elected leaders are the ones that get hired to spend full time hours working on the specifics of solutions.
Everyday Americans realistically aren't going to have that time or take out that much time to figure out specific solutions even if they have the time. Its not going to happen.
So we the people are responsible for holding the right people accountable. That's why there's so much noise right now in the news about who is actually responsible for the carnage happening in so many US cities. If we hold the wrong political leaders accountable then there won't be solutions.
I'm so against both parties right now cause all both sides are doing is causing confusion. I don't like the way any of this is going. (Edit: I need to lump the media into this rant who is doing us absolutely no favors and needs to be held accountable too!!!)
I wish we had more elected officials that cared more about their constituents than the lobbyist whispering in their ear and buying from their shell company.
I want people who truly
care about America and are DOING (not talking about) the things they believe will better our lives.
I can accept trying and failing, I have just grown so terribly tired of talking and not doing. Every election time we all get told what the vision is and what will happen if we elect them. Whoever it is gets elected (either party) on that platform and we're lucky if they get a couple of those bullet points accomplished.
Man, the single biggest thing I LOVED about Trump's platform was his vision for taxes. Everyone pays a straight whatever% (15-20? If I remember correctly). No more tax breaks, no more write offs, no ways to get out of it. If you earn money in America, you pay the government the same % as every other person making money in America. Makes tax season simple, no more putting together books-worth of ridiculous paperwork.
I didn't vote for either side that last election cause I didn't like either candidate and I can't stand the thought of picking the lesser of 2 evils, so I voted for the other guy that was on the ballot without knowing who he was or what he wanted. This next election I'm considering just finding a random guy that I agree with on this forum, asking him for his name and writing his name down, cause like last election I can't understand why both parties are gonna make us choose between the 2 candidates they're putting forth.
I get more and more upset every year with the way our politicians are treating us, and while throwing away my single vote won't accomplish what I want to have happen, I know the path we continue going down doesn't work either.
Something's gotta change and we need to get down to specifics to give our system, leaders and civil servants accountability.