And after a thorough discussion with my best friend, I came to the following conclusion: entities that are supposed to be “For the People,” aren’t. I don’t care who you are, what your status is and who you voted for, under no circumstance could a politician—especially one “for the people”—assume that it would be okay to even THINK of falling out of the Medicaid program. I don’t care what the national debt looks like or what the economy is doing, under no circumstance is that course of action okay. This country, as great as it is, is filled with people who want to do nothing more than push their OWN agenda. Perfect example, if I were to interview republican voters and ask not “Who did you vote for?” but “What do you think of children having access to doctors, dentists and other health professionals?” “Do you think it’s okay for children to go without medical attention?” I doubt any of them would say, “I think it’s perfectly fine for a defenseless child to go without medical access.”
I am convinced that voting and politics is more about playing a game of whose ____ is bigger, power struggles, racism and classism than it is about advancing the country and the people. Instead of being outraged that numbers are low in mid-term elections—as if that’s not always the case—consider why many people feel that voting is not as worthwhile as everyone tries to make it seem. It really doesn’t matter who I vote for, if they’re only going to push their own agenda anyway.
That’s why I’ve consciously chosen not to become immersed in the back and forth game of politics. That’s not saying that I won’t vote, I just won’t put my hope in an entity that really is self-gratifying. I’ll literally put my hope and faith not in government, but in God. Christ is the only person who is truly for the people. No hidden agendas, no cat and mouse games, just a genuine appreciation and love for the person himself. As far as politics, they can have it; they’re going to do what they want with it, anyway.
Til next time,
Live. Love. LAUGH!