Not long ago, the NYT’s had an update come across my homepage that really caught my eye. In fact, the headline they had for their story made me shake my head in disgust. Let me give you the headline, then I will explain my consternation… “Across Nation, Struggles to Gain Power, or to Keep It”.
At first blush it doesn’t seem disturbing until you focus-in on the word “Power”. Either the NYT’s looks at our elections as exercises in power, or they are simply conveying how our politicians look at what it is they do. They may be correct on both thoughts, but you and I know that it was never intended to be that way. All elected officials are supposed to work for the people, and the press (the NYT’s) are supposed to be the voice of the people, yet very seldom is this the case.
I’m not sure if we can fix this problem in the next couple of generations, but it would sure be nice if we could get our country headed back in the original intent direction for our kids and grandkids. Then we have to leave it up to them.
Remind your kids… It’s NOT about power, it’s about service to your country!