Sure, it’s a touchy subject. I am, however, willing to touch it. In fact, I believe that it’s important to touch. There’s a lot of hype and worry following the recent Presidential Election. Some might be worth it, some maybe not. Either way, let us talk about it.
I’m not going to talk about who is or isn’t the right man or woman for the job. I’m not going to talk about being a Democrat, Republican, Independent, or any other party.
Those opinions are what they are, and the Presidential Election is all but water under the bridge at this point.
This is a reminder that we are the people. We are the President’s boss. It’s funny to think how many people believe that it is the other way around. We elect these officials (or at least vote on them) and then we pay their salaries. If things are ever so bad, there are things we can do about it.
We can protest peacefully or not (not encouraging the latter, but it happens). We can speak to the representatives we have elected on a local level. The ones who are truly good and worth electing, represent us in ways we don’t even know about. This is only the start of the ways we can create change.
The President of our country is indeed in a very powerful position. We must keep in mind, however, that no matter who holds that title, no one person can destroy or resurrect a country alone. There are checks and balances to everything in the world, and for good reason. Heck, even if there is a Presidential declaration of war, the person doesn’t do so without talking to other people first. There are aides that will encourage or discourage and provide information to make the (hopefully) best decision possible. Sure, we hear our elected leader tell us about it (The President), but they’re never alone on these decisions.
Worried about corruption within the entire government?
Sure, it’s possible. It’s happened before and it will likely happen again, but hopefully not. The President would rarely act alone in a corrupt system. If somebody offered you a million dollars to do something terrible this instant, would you? Welcome to your moral compass.
Worried about the fact that we’re represented in every cabinet by the majority of one party or another? In this case, it’s Republican, but we’d be wrong to assume that every Republican has the same views. Not every Republican or Democrat is for or against deportation or same-sex marriage. It’s fair to say we might be just as wrong as any person for assuming that’s the case.
Every person has thoughts, feelings, secrets, morals, values, and a whole bunch of impulses. These things show in how we conduct ourselves every single day. People change. Sometimes it’s for the better and sometimes it’s for the worse. If every politician is against us and destined to be corrupt, which would be highly unlikely, we’ve got them outnumbered by about 300 million or so. We’re the people. Don’t forget that.