Where Allegiance Lies

Where Allegiance Lies

I hear some people talking politics
And, can’t believe some things I hear
They’re so blinded by allegiances
They won't seek out, the truth, they fear.

They won’t try to see past the lies
Won’t believe, (although they know)
The path of their favored Party
Is not where, they really want to go.

But, rather than do the right thing
Follow, that feeling in their gut
They’ll vote how their Party says
And they stay, in the same old rut.

Sometimes, for the good of all
And, that is all, well and fine
But, even if it hurts everyone
They’ll just go with, the Party line.

Our two Party system is broken
It’s just the red against the blue
And those who run our politics
Don’t care what’s best for me or you.

Some States can even force you
To declare, for one or the other
When you might want to vote, both
One for one, the next, for another.

When they get behind in the polls
That’s when the bs really starts to fly
It’s one ad, then a counter ad
And in most of them, the truth, slips by.

We condone it with our silence
They don’t care about the truth
They’ll use any means to get votes
For their Party, in the booth.

What is the best for our Country?
Is he/she really up to the task?
Am I really voting for the best?
(Some questions, that some, never ask.)

The Great Experiment is failing
And, the fault is yours and mine
It’s time we all thought for ourselves
And stepped across, that Party line.

We Pledge Allegiance to America
That, should be our single, sacred vow
We must clean up, this mess we made
And the best time to start, is, right now!

Del "Abe" Jones
10.18.2008

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Make Election Day a Federal Holiday!
Target: President Bush
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The health of democracy depends on the participation of all its people - for every voice to be heard and every vote counted. But right now, the United States is failing in that responsibility. In 2006, only 41.3 percent of the total eligible voters turned out to vote.

Studies show that the #1 reason people fail to vote is because of difficulty in getting to the polls. The federal government requires that employers grant employees the ability to vote on Election Day, but that's clearly not enough. If we take democracy seriously, then Election Day needs to be a holiday, so that everyone has the chance to do their civic duty.

Voting is the most fundamental obligation of our democracy, and it's worth dedicating a day to it. Urge the President to protect the American democracy by making Election Day a federal holiday!

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Turkey*Day

Turkeys have their day, as does the one who sailed the ocean blue in 1492,

Dead presidents and Independence day are fairly mundane to,

All of these holidays serve one purpose,
to safe guard the notion that one nation undivided is held dear and true,

Perhaps then a plan to allow everyone the ability to exercise their voting rights, would give all the notion that We The People are encouraged to participate beyond the narrow interest of our party red or blue,

To rise above the hate and fear, spewed forth by invisible lines that draw blood and tears,

Each one helping a neighbor to the polls, without concern or doubt as to their patriotic goal,

This would be a holiday, worth its weight in gold, offering a nation and the world, one people indivisible, under the faith and truth of each helping the other to practice the greater good of their voting roll.

©Bruce Larson*Moore

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