Seven ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ Questions You Need to Ask Yourself
1. Are you rich?
I'll go first. No. Like 99% of our population, I too feel the effects of the unequal wealth distribution present in the United States today.
2. Are you more likely to trust a stranger, than not?
No. In fact, as I have grown older in this country, I have learned that selfishness is our greatest enemy in the US.
3. Are you happy with your life?
No. But I will not content myself to be unhappy, until the people are happy, and until then, I must hope that people will act, and lives will change.
4. Do you think your political votes count?
No. The voting process is so convoluted that I am surprised that we are considered a democracy. In a real democracy, the people vote on every aspect of their government and majority rules absolutely.
5. Do you think you count?
As of now, no, I do not believe I have done my duty as a human being or a husband or a father. Not until I can ensure that they will live in a truly free democracy.
6. Do you think violence is ever acceptable among human beings?
No. violence is an unfortunate part of human culture's past that has no place in our modern age. Violence, either by language or action is abominable.
7. Do you think that your representatives have your families' best interest at heart?
No. But change is required to correct this issue, and a change for the people can only made by change from the people.
If you answered 'no' to two or more of these questions then I'm not surprised. The American dream seems now to be no more than to survive rather that flourish. Our voices are no longer the authority, and have been replaced by big money and corruption. The system is broken. It is no surprise, it failed the greeks three thousand years ago and it is failing us again. The difference is that we have two choices to make: we can either fall into our dark ages, or we can build a renaissance of the people, a reestablishment of self worth, and the wholly free and incorruptible laws governed by the people, for the people.
Your voice matters. I think that you, reading this right now, can make a difference larger than you ever thought possible. We are human beings, the most sophisticated creatures on our lonely planet, and we are designed with the mental capacity to improve our condition and live free, secure, and happy in our country. Compassion is one our most powerful abilities, and by far the most effective way to run a government.
My name is Caleb Jacobo. I am twenty-four years old. I've lived my entire life in California, and now as I raise my daughter and expect my new son, I consider it no less than my duty to work towards making a country that I am proud of again. A place where one person, one vote, and complete transparency, are the only acceptable ways to conduct politics.
I appreciate you taking a time to read this, and I hope that I have at least gotten you thinking about your current condition, and what you expect out of your life.
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