Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Kevin Buchanan Sums Up How I Feel

I know the election wore you out, but if you've ever wondered what I believe politically, Kevin Buchanan, from the AWESOME website fortworthology.com pretty much summed it up with this post.

"...I have little faith in anything the Federal government says or does or in its ability to actually do the right thing. [...] No, I stay away from national events because I long ago lost faith in the Feds to do anything other than recklessly prop up the status quo, no matter how harmful or negative the status quo really is at its core. With news of Mr. Obama’s infrastructure plan coming out now, my opinion hasn’t really been shifted - this “change” appears to be barely any change at all. [...] A lot of people I know and respect thought that Mr. Obama would shake things up. While I’m sure he’ll make changes here and there, I fear a real shake up won’t happen without some very painful and, unfortunately, often avoidable troubles in the future to come. The politicos won’t really change until the bitter end. Even now, as gas prices fall once more under $2.00 a gallon, the old bad habits that put us into a world of hurt when it was $4.00 a gallon have returned - despite all the evidence that the drop won’t last forever. The summer’s prices ought to have been a warning of things to come, but the people invested in the status quo prefer to think of it as just a temporary inconvenience that will never happen again. It’ll get us in the end, of course, but that won’t be acknowledged until the very last. (And unfortunately, the price of gas has become the only point of discussion on this topic, even though there are plenty of other reasons to perhaps rethink the way we’ve been doing things since World War II ended.)"

Truth is very hard to sum up in sound-bites. Yes We Can what? If you need a quick refresher course, go back and read the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, The Bill of Rights and Amendments 11-27.

Please click here to read a short blurb about Kevin's website Fortworthology.com, even if you're not from Fort Worth. Basically, your life would be better if you could just walk from where you live to buy a gallon of milk, rather than having to drive. Kevin is doing important work.

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