We are a nation that loves polls. There are polls for almost everything. When you say the word “poll” people will usually think of politics. These polls are pretty basic, “If the election were held today would you vote for Palin or Obama?” I’d like to see a poll that asked, “What do you agree with more: the policies of President Obama, the policies of Gov. Huckabee, or The Constitution?” Isn’t that the thing that’s missing? We spend months during election season talking about policies and asking questions about education, foreign policy, the environment, and everything else. Shouldn’t the real questions be simple? “Are you going to be a guardian of The Constitution?”
Politicians put themselves out there as problem solvers. Well, guess what? The blueprint is in front of your faces. A handful of men wrote it over 200 years ago. But if politicians just kept it simple, they and their party wouldn’t get slaps on the back for coming up with “great ideas” and “solutions.”
Want “change”? Want the “party of ideas”? No. I want non-egos who understand they are pretty much just steering the ship away from icebergs while the population rows from below and take their coordinates from a document written a long time ago by men who understood the nature of government and freedom.
Just another example of why President Washington was right about political parties. By nature, 2 competing visions can’t agree. So our most precious document takes a backseat in the argument.