The nation is in a crisis and what the founding fathers and leaders feared is now on the brink of happening in 2011. A nation divided against itself is what Abraham Lincoln particularly warned against. Lincoln fought so hard against a divided Union and ideology, which he knew would bring about the demise of the modern day Rome, the United States of America. In his fight to keep the Union together and to end slavery, Lincoln would be murdered as he tried so hard to uplift the nation, putting it on his back and pushing the entire nation into the future that we now have today. Our nation faces a crisis with the debt ceiling and vivid possibility that we could go into default if Congress doesn’t pass a bill raising the ceiling or the nation cutting the deficit. Republicans and Democrats are divided amongst themselves for various reasons, specifically political one’s, with the 2012 election around the corner. Republicans want to cut spending and Democrats argue to raise the debt ceiling in order to pay the nation’s bill.
We as everyday Americans now feel ransom to our politics and government. What has happened to the concept and ideology of “we the people” and “the pursuit of all American happiness”? Now these are words of the American Constitution written years ago by the founding fathers. They created a government with checks and balances, prohibiting dictatorial power by any branch of government, whether it is executive, legislative, or judicial. Democracy in a republic works, when leaders want to make it work and be for the people. Our elected officials have forgotten about this and what we now seem to have is a 2/3 democratic republic, where leaders are elected and put into office, just to get to Washington and use the other 1/3 of their democratic republic power for themselves. So, we ask ourselves, what about the people? What about us, the people? And you know what the politicians’ responses are; what about the people?
Right, must we get back to people who are activist and the protesting people that we once were, which lead to the establishment of this nation. Are we to return to the people that brought marches, got hosed, bitten by dogs, and stoned to bring about the end of segregation and hatred, which lead to the establishment to the Civil Rights Act? I believe that we as Americans must get back to our roots and do those things we know to do, that make us a great Democratic Republic, pushing our government to work, for we the people. After all we elected these individuals, propelling them to become teammates, a union, Democrats and Republicans alike to work for the people of these United States of America. Now we urge our leaders to do and take the necessary steps to continue to propel and uplift this nation and its people.