Citizens help save our country from the most prolific and pervasive disease plaguing us today. Devastatingly this highly contagious disease occurs in areas concentrated with elected officials. As the disease progresses it causes one to lose common sense, prolific lying, and inability to recognize the truth, self-centered behavior, loss of purpose, and criminal behavior. Symptoms include replacing God's word with your own, telling the country an obvious lie is merely a technical error we misinterpreted, passing laws for personal gain, or issuing decisions contrary to our Constitution. This disease is called politicalism. Politicalism stems from exposure to highly concentrated areas. Highly concentrated areas exist in Washington DC, state capitals, city halls, and boardrooms.
Thankfully politicalism is curable and preventable. Isolation clinics for this dreaded disease occurs in voting booths. We must save our local people by sending representatives to these infected areas rather than politicians. The term politician does not appear in our Constitution and defies the term public servant. Once contracted politicians become self-serving and no longer represent their constituents. Reelection at all cost becomes their main focus. Their speech becomes deliberately confused, contradictory, nonsensical, and eventually untruthful. They lose moral direction by following the political winds of the day and pursue political and personal wealth.
We begin eradicating this disease by voting out all currently in office and only electing those promising to run for only one term. My apologies to those few honest politicians currently in office, but it is almost impossible to recognize an honest politician due to politicians enhance ability to conceal the truth. Representing your fellow citizens is not a career nor does it require a retirement, health insurance, automatic raises, or any of the other plump perks they currently enjoy. Citizen representatives have a career outside of politics. Citizen representatives represent their constituents. They are not Democrats Republican, black, white, brown, or any other group splintering our country. They are Americans, and do what's best for the entire country, state, county, city, or for whatever area they are elected. The truth and decisions are not based upon political parties, location, or any other factor.
Since the CDC will not confront the worst epidemic our country has faced. Individual citizens must act, and act quickly. Politicalism and its distortion of our country and Constitution have infected our state capitals, courts, national Congress, the White House, and even the Supreme Court. This calls for action is for all Americans regardless of past affiliations. We must not continue to be pawns of corrupt and selfish individuals occupying our government.
a Diana resident and former New Diana ISD superintendent, is an occasional contributor to the Longview Journal Saturday Forum. These articles are his submissions.