Thursday, April 22, 2010
How can we help America?
How can we help America? As children of the 60's, we saw that "we" somehow could punish Johnson and get rid of Nixon, but we saw no victory for leaving Vietnam and no world peace emerging from Woodstock. (Altamont taught us that quickly.) Now Gen Y kids are even more cynical about being able to impact anything (since everything is a conspiracy or can't be changed...so why vote). We see anger everywhere but where is the responsibility...and the path to pursue to help America? I'm afraid I don't see it. I wish I could start a new "Independent Republican" party to recapture some gov't values consistent with the original Republican beliefs and without the self-serving and anti-"liberal" obsession or the hidden "we-know-best" socialism of the Democratic fringe. We cannot let the extremes set policy for either party, but how can we make a difference?