A revolution (from the Latin revolutio, "a turn around") is a fundamental change in power or organizational structures that takes place in a relatively short period of time. Aristotle described two types of political revolution:
Complete change from one constitution to another
Modification of an existing constitution.
Revolutions have occurred through human history and vary widely in terms of methods, duration, and motivating ideology. Their results include major changes in culture, economy, and socio-political institutions.
You know I appreciate all the readers of this site and the email I receive. Some send compliments, some suggestions, some criticism, some threats (always laughable for me), and some just stuff that makes you think.
On occasion that mail is thought provoking and challenging. Today I received such mail.
I viewed this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeYscnFpEyA, sent from a reader, today for the first time. It says much of what I believe and agree with and I found it to be very challenging and thought provoking.
Einstein once said, "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
With that in mind have we become so insane to allow the atrocities our elected leaders continue to bestow on us? We continue to elect the same elitist failures to office and continue to be disappointed. Is it time for term limits? Isn't it time to hold these so called leaders accountable to the same standard they hold us? Are they more worthy than each of us for an equal playing field to work from?
I am an old school traditionalist in many ways. I believe that each of us must work for what we get. There are no free rides.
I believe in unity and that together there is nothing we cannot accomplish. Not dividing us for selfish gain as we have become accustomed to.
I believe the United States is the greatest Country in the world. Not the one destined to become the weakest link if we continue down the path our leaders at all levels, including our local Mayor, have brought us to.
I believe people are inherently good when allowed to be. Not selfish lazy crybabies who only care about themselves and their wants.
After 9/11 we got that, if only for a short time, those who would normally not be seen in the light of day, with some of the folks around them working side by side, or consoling each other, because of the shared pain of what we as a Nation lost that day. Then the goodwill we gained around the world, and amongst ourselves, was shattered by idiocy and greed of the same leaders who "shared" our pain that day.
I believe here in Louisville we are calling out for a leader that gets what we are going through. Someone who has and is sharing the pain each and everyday of what our current leaders have led us to. Not an elitist group who has made a career of benefitting themselves at our expense for their own personal selfish gain.
I believe we can do better. The question is do you?
Remember this is our America, and our Louisville. We The People must remember we have a duty and an obligation to fight for our rights everyday. Even against those who are charged to uphold them.