What Can We Do?
The question was thrown out; What can we do when those around us do not see, or openly promote the corruption in my town, my state, my company, my country?
Again a very good question. With our foundation made sure, and our continual maintenance on that foundation, we can act locally. Money in and of itself is not corruptable. However the pursuit of it, and the use of it in corruptable acts is how it’s connected. We must be in that majority who loves liberty more than lucre. In some places that may be a very rare commodity indeed. Here in my little hamlet, those who felt that selling out to he who had the money was the best thing for the town. There was enough money, and an even greater share of apathy from those who lived in our shire that he who had the money, the Land Baron, succeeded in etching his influence in stone on our municipality, with all it’s officers, elected and appointed complicit in the ruse.
We must be a people who are willing to stick out their necks and be counted when the corruption comes knocking. Nothing wavering. We must be educated in the ways that are inspired of God and sampled by those who built and formed this nation. Thomas Jefferson once said, “If a nation expects to be ignorant — and free — in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” We need to be scholars of the Heavenly sent Constitution of the US. Not of what they want to make it into (The USSA with it’s liberties severed). Most adults have never actually considered from where they enjoy the liberties that they do now enjoy. It is a time when these liberties given so long ago will be tested under the guise of fairness and equity of which we need to withstand.
We must be those who Jefferson said, ” It is the manners and spirit of a people which preserve a republic in vigor. A degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats to the heart of its laws and constitution.” We must have civility steadied by knowledge and virtue… or this Grand Experiment would and can come to naught. And haven’t we seen the decline of civility and of our social mores, have we been party to this decline from time to time?
How can we stem this tide of corruption that seems to be in all things government? Expect, demand, uphold, and hold accountable those who wish to be our elected representatives on any level to the standards set forth in the first instances and aptly done by those who we call the Founders of our country. Hold them tight to the bars of acceptable government in which those great men held themselves. Enlighten those who do not understand, who cannot tell from what is a Socialism lie and Charity, with the words so eloquently placed for us to have, know, and practice.
We must expect honesty, benevolence to liberties set by our Constitution, and adherence to those from our local, state and federal elected officials and no less.
Simple enough yet so seemingly hard to do. The accountability of which is represented in the vote we have to give every 2, 4 or 6 years. If only the people knew and realized they had the power… not these politicians, how busy then would be the polls each time out? Remember they who are in Washington DC are all elected on the local level…