Remember, let’s be polite; let’s be respectful, but most of all, let’s be outspoken
My 2,000th view is around the corner, and I thought it would be appropriate to explain why I do what I do. People usually ask me why I created this platform and I usually say, “It’s a hobby” or “It gives me something to do.” However, I believe it’s something deeper than that.
When I was younger, I had the dream of becoming a defense attorney. The idea of combating immorality and becoming an agent of justice always appealed to me. Though, as I grew up, I learned that lawyering was not black or white. Immorality and morality were not two sides of a coin. I watched and studied the O. J. Simpson case and was appalled by the verdict. I witnessed Bill Clinton lie to the press about having an affair and saw the bipartisanship over the Patriot Act after 9/11. I saw the horrible incidents of hate crimes created by law enforcement and politicians submitting themselves to corruption. I quickly learned that the nationalistic pride I felt towards the government was blind and impulsively made.
To this day, the reason I love politics is that it inspires a sense of growth. Throughout history, people have voted for politicians because they promised to change. Obama’s slogan in 2008 and 2012 was “Yes We Can” and “Change we can believe in.” Trump’s slogan was “Make American Great Again.” However, I feel that the idea of change within politics is slowly fading. People now see politics as a war for power. Let’s face it if the presidency didn’t offer as much power as it does now, then would there be as many candidates per election? No, because human beings have an intrinsic lust for power. I feel people constantly forget that the president is a civil servant. That the job of the president is to spark probity and truth.
To answer the question of why I write is to understand the idea of power to the people. The United States people, as individuals, and even more so as a nation, hold something that most people in the world do not harbor: a voice. I created this blog so my voice could be projected. My goal is to be seen as an example of the true power of the American citizen. As citizens, we should strive to become the leader of the free world. As citizens, we must provide humanitarian aid to those in need. As citizens, we must not bow down to the evils of fascism and communism. Because the true beauty of America is we are the masters of our destiny. We get to choose whether or not we become a nation of moral agency. We get to choose if something is unconstitutional or immoral. There is great power in the three words, “We the People.”
If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.-Thomas Jefferson
Remember, let’s be polite; let’s be respectful, but most of all, let’s be outspoken.
Executive Editor, Lead Politics Columnist, and Photographer. Co-founder of the La Cañada Charity. A patriot, chess enthusiast, and older brother attempting to be politically independent.