Friday, February 08, 2008

An Indelible Image Instructs; Peace is Powerful Eddie Adams won a Pulitzer Prize for this 1968 photo showing a South Vietnamese officer executing a Viet Cong prisoner on a street in Saigon. Associated Press. copyright © 2007 Betsy L. Angert. Forty years have past. Life is essentially the same. Even though technologically, throughout the planet, we have been transformed, or at least realize we have the capacity to change. However, traditions remain intact. Humans do not wish to separate themselves from what they know. The familiar is extremely comfortable. , for generations, globally, we were familiar with poverty, pollution, and war. These have been our friends, or the follies we love to hate, perhaps, since the beginning of time. Dearth is accepted as standard. The masses reiterate as the affluent resound, there have always been poor. Thus, the theory is there will always be deficiencies. Paucity is expected;. Hence, there is no reason to believe scarcity will disappear. Hope for true equality was dismissed long ago. The people on this planet supposedly have created much revolution. Humans honed tools. Inventors imagined the vehicles that allow us to travel far and wide. The world community craved what these machines offered, freedom and liberty. People prefer to believe they are on their own, independent, and forceful. Horsepower provides each of these innate desires. Granted, pollution places our lives in peril; still, some will argue the transition evident on Earth is natural. Hence, the public ignores the danger in favor of the fact, powerful machines brings such bliss. Environmentalists endorse an evolution. Alternative energy sources emerge slowly, mostly among the fringe. Humans believe, and act on the premise; true change is just too costly. Perhaps, modifications are just too scary. The unknown is strange; perchance it is a strain to stretch beyond what is. Besides, if the creatures with...
Citizens Vote; Democracy In Question copyright © 2008 Betsy L. Angert. In this a Presidential election year, citizens of this country are intensely aware, every vote counts. The world witnessed, in State after State people scrambled to the polls. Voters of every age have turned out in large numbers. The sprint to the White House is on. Most every electorate wants to join in. the people wish to return to power. Much is at stake. The people want to participate in the process. In America, in a democracy, government is defined as organization that operates of, by, and for the people. The people choose who will represent them in the Executive and Legislatives Branches. Executives appoint persons to occupy Judicial seats. Supreme Court Jurists may serve the public for a lifetime. Legislators also have infinite influence. Members of Congress make laws and approve nominees. Thus, those who speak and stand in for the common folk have much power. Hence, it is essential, before the average Joe or Joanne casts a ballot they must be very well informed. When the American people vote they place their lives in the hands of a few. Access to the candidates is vital if people are to make an informed decision. During a Presidential election year, it is imperative that the people, one and all, be given an opportunity to meet and greet the hopefuls. A President of the United States is the single most important being on the globe. He or she is superior to all other officials who reside in this region. Since the United States is considered the world's only true Super Power, the President of this nation is virtually omnipotent, or at least some often act as though they are. It is for this reason the electorate must choose wisely. Each adult needs to ponder,...

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