Non-Partisans Of America: Politically Homeless
From T.S. Khanna, Alamo, CA
The two-party political culture in America has fanatically divided the American polity making the non-partisans politically homeless. In a mode of anger and vengeance, one can harm himself more than others. Each party struggles to be in power, even at the cost of national interest. Centrifugal social forces activated by rep democracy keep up the divisive stress on the society. There is no centripetal force in government design, or otherwise operation, to protect and promote the national interest.
Under the present political culture, America is hemorrhaging.
Moreover, there has been noticeable erosion in the American public character during the last few decades. In democracy, it is the public character that keeps the quality control of elected officials and governmental operations. Lacking quality is obvious in many of our elected officials.
Public character is destroyed with no or little liberty, or, with too much liberty and individualism at too young an age without appropriate guidance and discipline. Here it is too much liberty. Children brought up with too much liberty miss out on certain human values that generate a sense of responsibility and social cohesion. Eventually, it has an adverse effect on political climate.
Still valid is the old saying: “When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost something is lost; when character is lost, everything is lost”.
Fair solution to America’s internal political problems can be generated only by non-partisan mindset. The Congress and the President are urged to rise to the occasion and save the nation with a non-partisan mindset, giving national interest the highest priority.
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