How to Fix the Country
We need to vote out a lot of people next fall. Let's start with everybody who voted in favor of Gramm-Leach-Bliley. That would be a double positive, getting rid of career politicians and people too stupid or corrupt to avoid voting for the collapse of the finanical system.
Next, and very simply, we need to understand both the positive and negative roles we as Americans have played in the bringing the world to the place in history we are at. That will take contrition and a broad understanding of how other people's lives are and how they feel about us for what we have done and what they perceive we have done to their nations. In many cases perception is wrong, both here and abroad.
It is difficult for most Americans to understand that much of our standard of living has come on the back of other nations. Be that as it may, we are clearly one of the best societies when it comes to the goodness, industriousness and well meaning of our general population. It is time for the people to take hold of the nation again. To tell our representatives that enough is enough, either represent the people of the nation or step aside.
It is time for us to work hard, produce and rebuild our communities without the delusions of self grandeur that often accompany those efforts. We also need to be empathetic to the fact that hundreds of millions of people on the planet also want to live peaceful and comfortable lives. We can make a lot of money and du good if we follow the old Zig Ziglar line:
"If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want."
Let's make tomorrow the dream worth having and get there by doing good by others, starting with our families, neighbors, countrymen and fellow citizens of the earth.
Sorry to get a little sappy, but somebody needs to go there, we have become too hard.