You know when forming any group it is difficult to do what is best for all. It is even harder to do what is right for all when your own belief get in the way of what is “Right”. Since our great country’s conception there have always been problems with government. Even the Father of our country did what was best for him and not necessarily ALL the people.
We still live in a time when our government cannot separate themselves from their personal beliefs and do what is right for the country and ALL that live here. Our country has the largest prison and jail population in the world. Do you really believe that we have the largest population of horrible people in the world? Or do you believe that our laws need to be revisited? The latter is probably the truest. But our biggest problem in this country when in regards to government is that most of our government either didn’t read the constitution or just don’t care what it says and just want to do their own thing.
We have a set of basic beliefs in our constitution in regards to our country. The most disregarded is the “Separation between church and state”. For one reason or another the people making up our government cannot seem to do so and in my opinion should not be dictating laws. You cannot truly make laws for everyone if you disregard other people’s beliefs or lives. When elected to office every Representative should have to take a lie detector test to see if they can truly set aside their personal beliefs for the betterment of all. But that will NEVER happen since that would leave them open to other questions regarding “Money”. According to some “The root of all evil”.
Believe it or not “Money” was in part the cause of what happened on 9/11 and it would be difficult to deny it.
But back to what makes a great Representative. A great Representative looks out for all the people, even when it is not convenient for them. They make decisions based on the betterment of society not just the pocketbook. But of course, in today’s society you have to prove what is better for the pocketbook instead of what is better for society.
For instance, Marijuana is a multi-billion dollar business here in the United States and that is while it is illegal. Most of the people in prison are there for Marijuana related offenses. So while this multi-billion dollar business is alive and well the taxpayers are not only paying for all the people in prison but paying for law enforcement to take it off the street. Yet it still remains California’s number one “Cash crop”. For every dealer that is taken off the street there are a few thousand ready to take their place.
Gay Marriage, while it goes directly against some peoples religious beliefs it is not against all. This is where that “Freedom of Religion” comes into play and doing what is right for society and not what is right for you. When New York legalized Gay Marriage they introduced over $800 million dollars into their economy the first year according to studies. And while your religion may say that Gay Marriage is wrong, mine does not. So by denying Gay Marriage are we really doing what is best for society? Are we just trying to be true to our own religion? Or are we just trying to get re-elected? Whatever the cause, the reality is it will infuse more money into the economy. The State of Nevada has changed their constitution to only recognize marriage between a man and a woman. They have slit their own wrist and have now recognized it because there is a bill on the floor right now to change their constitution to allow Gay Marriage. Their pocketbooks have seen the light. Nevada is the marriage capital of the United States and is slowly seeing it slip away. After seeing what has happened in New York they realize just how much money is slipping away every day.
I guess what I am trying to say is just this, when you are elected into office as a REPRESENTATIVE of a group of people. You need to reflect what is best for the ENTIRE group of people you are representing. Sometimes the hard decisions are to be made by putting your personal baggage behind you and do what it right for all, not just some. Since the majority of our Representatives are millionaires they really need to see things as, not what you are putting into your pocket but the pockets of the people. Corruption is alive and well in our government as it was when this country was first founded. After a few hundred years, wouldn’t it have been nice to see it rooted out?