Vaught’s note: Former LSU coach Dale Brown has a deep interest in what goes on nationwide with our political system. These are his thoughts on our country. You may agree or disagree. I just wanted to share because I respect his passion and love for our country.
By DALE BROWN
Having had the good fortune to visit 90 countries, I fully realize how grateful we all should be to live in the USA. However, we must wake up and become more involved with our dysfunctional political system.
Norman Ornstein, of the conservative American Enterprise Institute said, America has become a “kakistocracy,” which is an ancient Greek word, meaning a society ruled by the “least” qualified and most unprincipled citizens.
Pope Francis said, “Politics is not the place for anyone who is attached to material things or to the mirror. Seeking power or money sullies the noble cause of politics as service to others.”
I am a very optimistic and positive person, so it grieves me to send this negative but real problem that has engulfed our political system. (WE THE PEOPLE) must do something to correct what has happened. Forget what party you belong to because that is one of the major problems, PARTISAN POLITICS. It is embarrassing to watch these childish arguments and anger amongst those in power. “WE THE PEOPLE” must show our displeasure and Frederick Douglas gave us the method when he said, “Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has and never will.”
I cannot sit back and watch this country I love deteriorate.. Plato told us centuries ago, “Those who refuse to participate in politics shall be governed by their inferiors.”
President Kennedy was to give this speech the day he was assassinated, “Let us not be petty when our cause is so great. Let us not quarrel amongst ourselves when our Nation’s future is at stake. Let us stand together with renewed confidence in our cause–united in our heritage of the past and our hopes for the future–and determined that this land we love shall lead all mankind into new frontiers of peace and abundance.”
If our Congress, Cabinet members and President were a sports team they would set a record by not ever having a winning season, because of selfishness and not understanding that THE BEST POTENTIAL OF ME IS WE.
We must surround the many honorable and fine statesman we have serving us, with more statesman and not another slick talking politician. Want to have a great team, family, business, community, or country ? Implement the following philosophy and we will.
THE LEAST IMPORTANT WORD IS I AND THE MOST IMPORTANT WORD IS WE. First three words in our Constitution is, WE THE PEOPLE.