So here is a radical idea:
Let’s assume that most Americans already understand what is wrong with our country. If we assume that, what follows?
There is no need to enumerate the many things that are wrong with our government. In other words, there is no need to complain!
Complaining is negative, but that is not the main problem. The main problem with complaining is that people wrongly believe that it accomplishes something. It doesn’t! People who disagree with your complaints ignore them. People who agree with them simply get more frustrated but don’t do anything about the wrongs they perceive.
Theodore Roosevelt got it right. He said: “Complaining about a problem without proposing a solution is called whining.” Whiningi s a way of admitting that you lack the courage to take action. There are several people whose thinking I greatly admire who have regular public forums on radio, television and the Internet, telling us what is wrong with our government. They are whining. They should be proposing ways to take action!
My own belief is that corruption in our government is so wide and deep that the only way forward is to start over! We need a majority third political party constructed by and of men and women of high integrity and decency. This has never worked in the past, but now, for the first time, the timing may be right. So many people are fed up with government. Right now there are more Independents than members of either party! What’s missing is the leadership to make this happen.
Come on you whiners! Get behind this idea.
There’s another idea that I helped to create: TermLimitPledge.org. It is away to take action! Come on you whiners! Help us with this!