My name is Patrick M McCormick and I have created this blog as a platform for my political views as well as those of select contributors.

I believe that American Politicians have lost sight of their goal: To uphold the Constitution and protect the rights of the people of the United States. They argue and bicker on the floor of their respective houses, positioning themselves for the next election, while they accomplish very little business for the citizens of this country.

Meanwhile our economy is sliding downward. Millions of our precious jobs have have been exported overseas. Our social safety net and other public services are being cut. Our middle class is rapidly disappearing and the numbers of citizens existing below the poverty line is increasing dramatically.

I plan to examine the causes of these terrible changes to our American way of life. Your comments will help us all arrive at some important conclusions.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Are We Engaged in an Ideological War With Ourselves?

“Shock Jock” personalities like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh have gained very large followings preaching negative messages to their followers. They claim they have all the answers. Are they the new American Prophets or our new Fuhrers?

The sad fact is they are dealing in hatred and fear and might as well be dealing drugs or guns. The damage done to our society by their actions is incalculable. Our country, The United States of America was created on great principles like, "We, the people", "All men are created equal", “United We Stand”,” Liberty and Justice for All” and the “Bill of Rights”. These words are not found in their battle cries.

The use of hatred and fear serves only to drive wedges between US. By creating disharmony, these media personalities hope to gain some political or financial advantage for themselves and their sponsors. Their tactics follow social experiments conducted by Adolph Hitler and Saddam Hussein, to name a few. In difficult economic times, these tactics always find some support among the disenfranchised. Historically, the followers of these self-proclaimed prophets seldom benefit themselves and are discarded when no longer needed. Remember Hitler’s Brown Shirts.

Before anyone repeats their messages or follows one of these personalities blindly, ask yourself these questions, “What do I have to gain, personally, from this. Then ask, “How will my actions benefit my country and my neighbors”. Will my actions make America stronger, or weaker? Your answers are important, to you and me and our nation.

Think about it.

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