(the following is in part a summation based off an article found in American Spectator)
It is easy to be cynical about politics. As the saying goes, power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. This is a truism since the first day government was invented. I think we can also agree that today, neither party, “dims” or reps, has a monopoly on virtue. But, absent positive action by the governed (voters), cynicism is falls short of wisdom. Its up to us to move beyond that common form of cynicism and do what needs to be done. We need to make them (our representatives) 100% accountable and not be content to sit back and gripe. Accountability took the form of one Donald Trump this year and this should get the attention of the status quo politician.
Voters were fed up with the direction this nation was heading. Debt is piling up, American jobs were being outsourced and then there was the “systemic flouting of the law by Democrats, from elected and appointed officials to unionized bureaucrats, who have targeted ordinary citizens because they are political opponents, riding rough shod over our rights to free speech, assembly, freedom of the press and equal application of the law” and they have embraced bribery and corruption as a matter of course. The casual voter would now ask, could this really be true? Well, all anyone needs to do is read the facts. Look up the growing list of politicians convicted of criminal abuse while in office and you will find the big (D) after most of their names.
It’s safe to say, there has not been abuse of power on this scale in this baby boomer’s lifetime and that is why the people had to turn to an outsider like Trump. This is beyond the ordinary, and ordinary cynicism will not suffice. The problem is far larger than the Oval office, and will extend past this presidency unless there is significant government reform.
But, don’t look to the democrats to have much enthusiasm for reforming, to do so would be cutting their force by half or more. It’s going to be up to honest people in the republican party and the outsiders like Trump. It’s up to us to back them up, and by that I mean, write them and encourage them. Let’s meet those protesters on the street with bigger counter-protests and don’t back off. We should never give ground to the criminals again, this is our country, our founding principles, our Constitution and it does not belong to the rabble on the far left looking to undermine every ideal of democracy. So, please don’t settle for cynicism… lets get active and fight back. It’s time to be a patriot again.