Okay, I’m not going to confuse the issue here by starting with flowery or witty words.
Here it goes, I’ve decided to stop blaming politicians for what’s wrong with the government.
I now realize who the real problem makers are.
Let me ask you something, have you made any New Year’s Resolutions?
You’re the problem!
That’s right, you!
I’ll even be so nice as to explain.
Every year millions of Americans make New Year’s Resolutions.
And, within days, up to months, millions of Americans break their New Year’s Resolutions.
Now, some people do follow their resolutions, and they should be proud.
If you’re one of these people, feel free to cross your arms and give dirty looks to all of those resolution breakers.
Seriously, you resolution breakers set a bad example.
At election time, Politicians offer us there campaign promises.
The things that they are going to change to make our lives better.
And we vote them in.
We don’t even act surprised when they break their campaign promises.
Because campaign promises are just another form of New Year’s Resolutions!
Think about it.
It’s a time of change and new beginnings.
We’re making moralistic bargains to ensure that better life.
And then nothing happens.
We’ve come to expect it so readily from ourselves that it just seems like old hat when the politicians do it.
They’re really only following our example.
Now, don’t sit their and tell me about how much you hate broken campaign promises.
You’d just be whistling Dixie.
Know how I know?
Because you keep re-electing them!
This only tells them that letting us down is okay.
Now, don’t go asking me for my sources.
Don’t expect to be able to check my facts.
This is an opinion piece.
And New Year’s Resolutions are a great way to segue to my opinion that we can’t expect the government to change, we have to change the government.
Don’t believe me?
That’s one that I can prove.
It’s in the user’s manual.
They call it “The Constitution”, check it out