Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Fire on the Horizon

A large fire truck requires two drivers. These trucks respond to the big disasters, office building fires, 9/11. Epic tragedies where we need to get the heavy equipment before large amounts of people and property perish. They require one driver in the front and one driver in the back working in perfect cooperation. Failure to work together will mean the truck will never make it to the disaster and the results are guaranteed to be catastrophic.

To get to this fire requires a sense of emergency, a common sense of duty to do the right thing. It may require taking narrow streets, scraping cars, blaring sirens down quiet residential streets, cutting across farmers fields. In essence causing a minor glitch in the name of saving many from unspeakable loss. How fast they get there determines how many can be saved.

America is on fire.

Medicare is on fire.

Social security is reaching a flash point.

There is smoke coming out of millions of homes.

Burnt out schools.

Smoldering unemployment lines.

Flash fires in foreign countries.

In a few short months you have the chance to pick the drivers who will be responding to this fire.

Partisan politics no longer works. Partisan politics insures that the drivers will not work together.

If you see candidates pointing fingers at each other, point one of your own at both of them.

It is time to work together.

It is time to admit there is a fire.

It is time to let your candidate know that you support his bi-partisan involvement in saving America.

It is time to let them know you demand it.

It is time to respond.

Together.

11 comments:

Rocketstar said...

Too bad we don't have a viable party representing this. We need the money removed from the political system or it will never happen.

scargosun said...

You should be writing for "Divided we Fail".

Robin said...

brilliant!

h*dizzle said...

i feel ya..like so many things are wrong with america...ahhhhh!!!

h*dizzle said...

i feel ya..like so many things are wrong with america...ahhhhh!!!

h*dizzle said...

i need to blog more about these important issues!

Spirophita said...

Ditto :)

Travis Erwin said...

Nice post. So much truth in your words.

fatgirl said...
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lauren said...

I love you. Let's get married.

h*dizzle said...

yay i blogged about a serious issue today!