In this call to Action, the last of three blogs based on Dr. George Yates' lecture, The Political Power of BIG MONEY in America, I am encouraged to remember to whom he was speaking. On April 28, this address was presented to a group of seniors in Western North Carolina who call themselves "Elders United for a Just Society," who "refuse to retire from what matters." I am also mindful of the "emeritus" in Dr. Yates title. Every age group and socio-economic group has a huge stake in the 2012 elections, and I'm glad to hear about seniors who are not about "to retire from what matters." These folks in North Carolina are examples we would do well to follow. Thank you, Dr. Yates!
1. Promote unity within and between its ranks and its leadership;
2. Propose policies that possess credibility and vision for America;
3. Possess the courage to bluntly explain to Americans why both the greed of the rich and the TPR ideological policies are harmful to them and their nation;
4. Assert an aggressive posture that boldly sets forth the critical political issues instead of meekly allowing the TPR to continue taking the lead, and
5. Be led by compelling leaders who can energize the voters by speaking the truth.
At this time I don’t know if the Democrats are capable of meeting those requirements, but I remain hopeful.
“I try to be sufficiently cynical, but it’s hard to keep up”The second is Mark Twain’s satirical comment that precisely describes the TPR’s ideological attitude toward the truth.
“Truth is very precious, use it sparingly”.