I’ve been in some interesting conversations over the last couple of days, with some of the young adults in our country. The passing of the NDAA and SOPA has most of them both angry and worried. The biggest case of voter remorse since Jimmy Carter. They voted for “Hope and Change.” Only now they are seeing what the change was that was being offered.
The last election, I saw as a positive in that the young people were getting involved. I still believe that as a whole, and in the long run we will be a better country for it. The problem is that they didn’t make the effort to truly understand who and what exactly the Hope and Change was they were casting a vote for. They let the media do that for them. They were drunk on the historical connection to the election to the exclusion of everything else. They are now waking up with a hang-over they do not entirely deserve.
I have faith the younger voters are figuring it out. The policies, and priviledges coming out of Washington are not what America stands for. My only concern is now with a hang-over from Hope and Change, that they give up hope of changing it. That would be the worst thing to do, and will allow this sort of policy making to go on unchecked.
They are waking up to the fact they were sold a bottle of snake-oil, that it takes more than a smile and a shoe-shine to run for president. They have learned a hard lesson, and I truly think our country will be better in the long run for it. Once they figure out the media is just another corporate entity trying to corrupt the government for their own advantage, the kids will be fine.
And for the younger voters out there, my message is simple; Don’t like the laws coming out of Washington? Change it! Get informed, get involved. Don’t wait until next November to start picking a politician. That process starts today. Don’t like big government, then quit electing politicians that do. My advice to all of you; THROW THEM ALL OUT! Let’s hit the reset button, game over for congress. OK, you made a mistake, we all do. Heck my generation elected Jimmy Carter. Do not compound that mistake by giving up on the system. The system is the only real hope we have to change it. That’s Hope and Change you can believe in.