|Time to bend over again!
||[Oct. 12th, 2005|02:45 pm]
This administration has become a real pain in our ass. Now they want to take away the OSB(Organics Standards Board), which is, by the way, a branch of the USDA, and put it fully into the hands of the USDA BS-ocrats. I thought that organic standards were a great idea when they were conceived. It was a board of interested hands-on "organic" people who wanted to see organics grow into more than it was. Unless we act to stop Congress the OSB will be no more and fall into the hands of the USDA who think it is a good idea to allow GMO's to be classified as "Organic".
Cronyism is getting to the point where it is not just amoral but dangerous. "Hey you're my bud; why don't you go run FEMA" has become the platform on which politicians run for office now. Appointees no longer need to explain where they stand to be a Supreme court justice: they just have to be of the same extremist ilk of whomever happens to be president.
I implore you all to think of what our country has become in the next elections. Do not just vote for the guy who stands the most apart from our current leaders. We need morally strong people of conviction who will make the hard choices: not to achive some self-centered agenda, but to do what is right for our country and for the world as whole.
There is much to be said for a moderate and sober voice. Extremism has gotten our country into a lot of trouble. It is not necessary to be on the extreme right or left to change this. A moderate voice of reason that the world can respect is the sane choice. With moderate leaders, we can be a friend to our world and not be taken advantage of. We can have freedom without political strife. We may lose this if we continue to chose leaders that bounce back and forth between the extremes of the politcal poles.
New Orleans is a perfect microcosm of what is going on today in our country. The ineptitude of the government and agency heads who were supposed to be protecting this community from one of the worst natural disasters it has ever faced instead have allowed the situation devolve into the Police looting and beating citizens, FEMA buying 125,000 mobile homes that no wants set up near them, the National Guard struggling to get the resources they need to keep the place from flooding again, and more finger pointing than you can shake a stick at.
What has happened to personal responsibility? What has happened to taking pride in your job and trying to live up to public trust? We have too long asked for new freedoms without living up to our own civic, moral, and personal resposibilities. Make a difference in your next election by telling your current leaders that status quo will no longer suffice. This is a government of the people and I am afraid that this is what is represented by our current leadership.