Pick and Choose

*Life is made up of choices: trivial and important, impulsive and challenging, emotional and logical, and everything in between. The daily ones are pretty simple: what to wear, what to eat, how long to exercise, whether or not to be polite, when to leave for an appointment, how many errands to run, what to watch on television after dinner, and so on. The life changing ones take more time and effort: when to marry, how many children to have and when to have them, where to live, whether or not to commit a crime, when to help others, what job to take, when to stand up for yourself, what goals to set, whether or not to divorce, etc…No wonder our brains are tired at the end of each day and as we grow older.

*I would like to suggest that anyone wishing to know the truth about issues and what candidates are saying should go to http://www.factcheck.org/ . Of course, sheep don’t ask questions, they just blindly follow. And ostriches don’t like to face the truth, so they bury their heads in the sand of ignorance. That makes too many voters sheriches or ostreeps…As for me, I’m sick of the whole process. After this election, there should be some changes: 1)Every television station should give each candidate five minutes of free air time a month; 2)Corporations should not be allowed to donate; 3)Every speech should be instantly monitored for mistruths with an alarm going off; 4)We should have more than two viable parties to choose from; 5)Religion should not be a part of politics, as it isn’t supposed to be a part of government; 6)Every elected official has a six-month trial period to show their constituents that they are making laws and voting, not traveling and stalling actions that need to be taken; and 7)One or two-term politicians do not receive salaries and health care for the rest of their lives. The whole system needs to be purged and revamped, but the above would be a start.

*As I watched the Olympics, I couldn’t help but wonder why disputes and confrontations weren’t handled by games and not guns. What if athletes determined the actions of countries? Each nation would send their best athlete(s) to a competition selected by the United Nations and the outcome would solve an issue. For example: Israel and Palestine would square off and play soccer to determine if Palestine gets some land. If team Israel wins, Palestinians have to bow graciously and never bring up the subject again; and if team Palestine is victorious, Israel must relinquish an adequate amount of land for infinity…Of course, this would not work with terrorists and other inhumane rulers. Nevermind.

*What would this world be like if every person in history who had chosen to harm a child never existed? How much crime, abuse, and conquering would have been averted? Although societies decide to rid the world of heinous acts against children, they do not follow through on their decisions, and so millions of children living on this gorgeous planet continue to be horrendously treated  everyday. Any nation that allows persecution, mutilation, rape, and murder of children should be dropped from the United Nations, and the United States should stop sending money to and buying from those governments. If the people who can do something to help but decide not to, then this abhorrent situation will never end.

Websites for stopping child abuse and sex trafficking:

http://stoppingchildabuse.webs.com/links.htm
http://www.ispcan.org/
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/news/resourcesprevention.cfm
http://www.unicefusa.org/work/protection/child-trafficking/

Child Abuse Hotlines:

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About Cyranette

I have been writing since I was 11 and am now a grandmother of 9. Aside from my family, I love writing, reading, movies, gardening, genealology, and travel. I met my soulmate online and we've been married 18 years. I am a survivor of rape, abuse, and cancer. I believe in love, kindness, and common sense. I was born/raised in Indiana and have lived in Massachusetts, Texas, and California. I have visited: most of the United States, British Columbia, Germany, Austria, and Costa Rica. My husband and I would like to visit England, Europe, and New Zealand and to take a train ride along the Canadian/American border. I have written essays, articles, short stories, a romance novel, a self-help book, and several children's books.
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4 Responses to Pick and Choose

  1. Cyranette, I have been out of the loop of late, attending to my failing elderly father. I enjoyed this post, especially the political. I stand in the middle as well, and worry and wonder about it all. I voted for Oblahma (as I now call him). But after what he has done (and hasn’t done), I have become even more disgusted with our inane and insane corrupt two-party system. If those of us who can see through the veil of deceit do not create and support a viable and non-corrupt third party, I fear greatly for our once-great United States of America. Keep posting! Blessings, John Paul

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    • Cyranette says:

      Thank you, John Paul. Both parties take money so only their attitudes differ. If everyone who agreed with us would start networking, we might have a viable third party of common sense, honesty, and goodwill for all in two or three election cycles from now. As it is, this country’s priorities are so far out of whack that if it wasn’t for the cold, hubby and I would hightail it to Canada…I’ll keep you and your father in my prayers.

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