Obama

We were halfway down Table Mountain, stopped to talk about EU policies and such.
“Why is everyone so down on Obama?” asks an Australian girl.
I have no answer.

But here’s your question of the day: What have you done to fix the situations you’re so unhappy with?

We spend so much time fighting amongst ourselves (it’s times like these I’m not sure the US could handle any more political parties although it obviously needs them) that we can’t get anything done.

Stop hating the opposite political party and start worrying about the future of YOUR country. It belongs to all of us and not just to one set of people aligned along a certain set of values.
Forget that they are pro-choice and realize that all the bickering is going to drive us straight into the ground.

Yeah, things are bad. Things are bad all over though. You’re not the only ones. The US isn’t the only place. Things are a lot better there than they are a lot of other places.

So do something about it. You want to get involved? Do it. Write your representatives, go do some volunteering, make houses in your community. Don’t just sit on your couch and complain. And don’t blame the man you elected.
He can’t do a whole lot without any support. That’s what the US constitution protects. It has a system of checks and balances in place so that he cannot act alone. And he certainly can’t. It’s not his fault we don’t pass any laws – we’re too busy fillibustering and acting like fools while we parade around and bitch about the state of everything.
So you want something done? You’re going to have to do it yourself. You’re going to have to help your leader change the world.
He’s one man.
And so are you. (Human, man, woman, whatever.)

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