Posted: 10/5/2012 4:10:41 AM
Great post Agent.
Problem is, one party will never work because of mankinds inherent greed and search for power. There must be checks and balances in all political systems.
There should be massive reforms to our current system in term limits and caps on campain spending. Elimination of lobbyists is a must as well.
I believe our forefathers envisioned a system where average joes could run for office and do an adequate job managing our society. Unfortunately, in our current system one seemingly needs to be a career politician to be considered as an able candidate.
Its also unfortunate that our world is rife with cultural differences, and government systems that create divide with countries and even ethnic or religious groups of people.
Imagine if every country that existed today had the same form of honest, compationate and stable democratic rule with similar goals, aspirations and freedoms. In such a utopia there would be no need for a strong military or national defense.
Back to reality, we deal with contries that have hated each other for 1000 years and likely will double that number if the world still exists.
On the other hand, would America still be the greatest nation if China had a different approach in regards to human rights and individualism? If Chinese people had our freedoms they would likely challenge us in every category. Matter of fact, insert any other major country if things were similar.
Fast forward 50 years and what do the history books say about this period in time? What light will we be seen in from a global standpoint? Will we be seen as a nation that cares in only our own affairs, or , will be seen as a nation that legitimitely tries to help out other nations as we can, or, will we be seen as a greedy nation that used our power for our own corrupt gain?
Perhaps a mixture of the three. How many of us even consider how we will be seen that far down the road? How many of us even care about that?