Who will be held accountable?!

I wanted to start this off with a catchy phrase for the title because I think that this is an important topic that many overlook in their busy days. With the given economy and current global problems that America is facing isn’t time someone stepped up and started pointing some fingers?! I hate saying this but it is true isn’t it time for a change? I have felt this way for a while even before Obama adopted this saying as his campaign slogan. Now I am not saying that he is the right person to vote for, nor am I going to try to persuade you of this fact.
It’s the truth though, we are now living in a country where nothing is guaranteed and nothing is for sure. My father recently got laid off from a company a few months ago, a company he worked for almost 15yrs or more. It used to be you worked for a company that long you were guaranteed your job and a pension. Not anymore, nope these luxuries are now a thing of the past.
Rising gas prices, war on terror issues, and faultering economy among other issues are a prime time matter. National is taking more and more attention but who is to blame? I feel a lot this has been mismanagement from our government that needs to stop. We as a people need to make a stand and speak out, if there is enough people that would rise to the occasion and speak out the political leaders would have to take notice. Regretfully I don’t think that there are enough people that care about the current situation to do so.
This would be the only way to get the attention of the leaders, it should have been done a long time ago. We need to start holding people accountable and by we I don’t mean checks and levy’s, I mean us the people! We pay the government’s paycheck no one else, if your an employer and somebody jacks up you find the culprit and we need to hold them accountable. Force the governments leaders to uphold the oaths they have sworn in to. It is like if you were to pay for a product take it home and open it only to realize its already broken. You’re going to take that back and probably use some choice words getting a refund. Same idea, why we would expect crappy service and failing policies that are ultimately failing us when these people swore in to look after the better welfare of the American people.
It all starts at the grass roots though, right here with us, the people. It is like a chain affect one starts it, others follow, and the larger and the more public attention it gets the more the media will pay attention eventually raising the eye brows of the politicians. I mean think about it, no politician likes bad media. I am not implying we do this but even if we intentionally pointed a finger at the wrong person I bet you it would get the job done! Why, well because that person will be feeling the heat and looking for a way to dump the blame off onto someone else thus he will be working that much harder to find the real culprits.
In the end though my whole idea is that we need to hold our political leaders accountable and it has to start with us. Levy’s and checks obviously are just not cutting it, not to mention we pay the government for a service so why should we accept anything less when we don’t even accept less when it comes to our consumer goods. It seems to me like Americans have become lazy and I feel like a lot of Americans would read this and be like “Well its not my job.” Quite to the contrary who else will? Take a look around, obviously somebody has to and it needs to start with us. Through exercising our right to vote for the right leader, our right to protest and our right to free speech. Something has to change, this current situation is becoming a nuisance to all. So wake up America and stop expecting others to do what we all should be doing it is our obligation and we should want to for our children, families and friends.

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2 Responses to “Who will be held accountable?!”

  1. paolo October 10, 2008 at 1:43 am #

    Exactly. We’re the ones casting the votes, so we all should start by owning the responsibility.

  2. birdmantk October 10, 2008 at 12:06 pm #

    Definitely but I am afraid for the most part people have become to lazy to actually care. I think everyone cares because I constantly hear bitching about the numerous issues in America today but they don’t care enough to actually speak up or do something that could really matter. So what do you think should be done? Appreciate the comment thanks!

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