Usually I'll let a current event stew for a few days to be sure it's all played out before I comment on it, but the Supreme Court's healthcare decision is an exception. It was an extreme disappointment to get the news that the Chief Justice, who usually leans to the conservative side, joined the liberal view of the decision. I think it's important to understand how we got to this point before we point fingers at the way one voted.
Let's face it America, the ultimate responsibility on how this nation is run lies in our hands. We as a people let ourselves down by allowing a sense of complacency to infect our voting block. We didn't do our due diligence and the people allowed to oversee our nation were not vetted properly. As a result their policies and appointments reflect views other than those embraced by the founders in all three branches of government and appointed positions. The blame for the healthcare decision is reflected in our mirror.
Perhaps now we can passionately understand the power of the vote, and how important it is to inform everyone within our circle of influence to not only vote, but to be an informed voter. What we got yesterday is the result of a failure to do that.
Secondly it is important to hold our media to a higher standard. This is the four branch of government and it is totally unacceptable for us as consumers to allow one sided propaganda to infect our electorate. It is our responsibility to bombard every media outlet with dissenting opinion every time they climb into the tank for a political party. They have to be called out! You are their customer and the media has to be reminded they are an income earning business, and you vote with your wallet. We deserve unbiased reporting, and if it's not demanded, expect more of an advertising campaign rather than fair and balanced reporting.
The citizens still run this country, it hasn't been perverted beyond that point yet. But we need to reaffirm our position of responsibility, and reassure both the elected and the media we demand a better result. There is but us to blame for the three ring circus that is now showing in Washington DC. I can insure you without our input it'll only get worse!