Guest writer for Wake Up World
A buzz word used by many presidential candidates is “change”. Indeed, for the past several election cycles, it’s been a prominent word used in all presidential campaigns. However, just as conspicuous in most of these campaigns is the fact that the candidates who talk of “change” do not tell us specifically what changes they are talking about. Sure, we get generalizations about ‘ending the war’ and ‘changing the way Washington does business’, but the actual changes being promised by candidates of any political persuasion are a mystery to us.
The problem is that our urge for change is genuine, yet undefined “change” can be bad or good, and without specific information about what changes a candidate is proposing — not just the idea or sentiment of change — then we really have no idea what we are actually voting for.
For example, President Bush Jr. brought about many significant changes to this nation during his presidency. He established that a President may take America to war on a fabricated lie, and use war as a pretext to take away the rights given to us by God and protected by our Constitution. He also established in law that human beings, especially foreigners, have no inalienable rights and can be tortured when deemed ‘necessary’ and ‘appropriate’ by government authorities, and created the mega governmental agency called the Department of Homeland Security, which has given dark new meaning to the phrase “Big Brother is watching.
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