POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!! By David A. Franklin, Jr.
One man, one vote and each vote is weighted equally. The billionaires’ contributions were not weighted as one dollar, one vote. Had that been so, the election would have been decided by a minority of less than twenty individuals. The people have spoken!
Martin Luther King, Jr. said: "I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear."
This philosophy has been brought out over the past electioneering period. I have used the word “electioneering” intentionally because what happened in the Republican camp has been just that - an attempt to win votes in an election by being insincere and unscrupulous.
The pure/unadulterated hatred spewed at the President was sickening. Even if hate were present in any other regime prior to the advent of Barack Obama it was not evident, and maybe for the absolute reason that the “haters” in times past, at a minimum had, and exhibited respect for the office of the president. Haters exhibited a modicum of decency which is lacking in Republicans of this era.
I hope those who indulged in this level of loathing, FOX News, Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, John Sununu, Franklin Graham, Newt Gingrich, to name a few and the sliver of the country who pundits said would vote and indeed have voted for Romney out of utter hatred of the President have learnt. Learnt that hate is negative energy and this expended energy would have better served them and everybody else if applied to positives such as contributing to a discussion that would benefit the country.
"Love and hate can never be friends,
Oh no, oh no.
Here I come, with love and not hatred.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow I,
All the days of I life.
Envy no one, no wish to be with no evil man,
For there'll come the day,
When you'll be whipped by the Father's hand."
Dennis Brown - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBGJVXRBc5M
The Republicans have indeed been “whipped by the Father’s hand” and will continue to be whipped if they do not do some soul-searching after growing a soul that is, and change their tune.
Lies and More Lies
"A lie cannot live." Martin Luther King, Jr.
The entire Republican campaign was built on lies. And the American people have proven that they are much smarter than these politicians and their cohorts estimate. The electorate read through their veneer of lies. It is nothing short of insulting that these “leaders” - present, past and “wanna be’s” of the Republican Party could think that they could fool the people.
The people listened, watched and decided! They have spoken.
So, congratulations to President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. There were several campaigns which stood out. But, the one that stood out mostly for me was the U.S. Senate race in Missouri. Well done Claire McCaskill! Job well done by all Democrats who ran excellent campaigns.
Lessons learnt by Republicans (I sincerely hope). We need to put the past behind except to utilize the experience to march into a challenging but success-driven future – hand-in-hand, “One Nation Under God Indivisible, With Liberty And Justice For All!"