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An Evolving Consciousness

The Democratic Debate in Philadelphia

The media has been acting in the vein of fight promoter, but I am actually observing a rational conversation regarding how to move our country forward.  I am looking at a field of candidates that reflect the population in this country and are offering solutions to the myriad and diverse issues facing this country.  I am most appreciative to Mr. Kucinich, Biden, Richardson and Dodd for holding the media accountable for attempting to pit fights.  Maybe, Tim Russert and Brian Willams think that this is some kind of football game, but it isn’t.  They are asking questions about Hillary.  Hey guys, can you ask a question about an issue.   Mr. Kucinich continues to bring issues that are relevant and would never be discussed if he were not on the stage such as nuclear proliferation, impeachment and the destruction of the constitution by this administration.   Senator Joe Biden, thankfully, brought the press back to serious discourse regarding Pakistan and Russia.   Governor Bill Richards is discussing diplomacy and effective executive management of this country.   Senator Dodd’s highlight was a discussion of how to seriously engineer an effective energy policy.  I must express my supreme disappointment in the moderators of this debate again.  These ideological pundits perform a monumental disservice to the discourse in our democracy.  It is clear that Tim Russert appears to be in attack mode in regards to Senator Clinton, while he sat around and ignored the multitude of atrocities that have occurred under this administration.  I have no desire to hear a discussion about UFO’s, life on another planet or even the legalization of marijuana. It is my hope and prayer that we, the American people, will seriously evaluate candidates and not fall prey to the trivialization of issues and choices that are before us.  Let us be wiser than those in Washington DC and in the media believe that we are. Let us be true patriots and embrace the values that our country was founded on.  Let us take responsibility for our government.  The government is a reflection of the governed.  

Quote of the Day

It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error.
— U.S. Supreme Court, in American Communications Association v. Douds, 339 U.S. 382,442

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4 Comments»

  sroperator wrote @

I like your quote! Maybe there is a little bit of libertarian in ya 😉 Oh and I don’t have MSNBC so I didn’t get to see the debate, therefore can’t really comment 😦

  melissafrei wrote @

Thank you sroperator, I like to think that I am just a concerned and newly patriotic citizen. I am sure you have seen video of the debate by now, but just in case, here is a link to the transcript if you are interested.

I am still learning how to put in permalink, ect…..

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/30/us/politics/30debate-transcript.html?ex=1351569600&en=38c9c576326c92fe&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

  Deanne wrote @

Greetings! I do not feel patriotic in this country at all; when I see the flag, I see a country behind it that is responsible for death and destruction all around the globe. When death and destruction returns to her (the U.S), I know its just Mother Nature providing a natural way for this country to redirect their focus and attention to the issues of this land; these are not resolved nor have they ever been. The flag nauseates me! BRING HOME EVERY TROOP AND STOP THE WAR!!! This is no time to be patriotic, its a time for peace!

  melissafrei wrote @

Thanks for stopping by Deanne. We must remember that peacemakers are patriots. We can no longer allow silence or agreement to define our patriotism. Dissent is the most patriotic activity that we can engage in. We are our government and we must speak out and get involved. It is our civil responsibility.


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