Everyday Americans must know in our hearts that government is for the people, not the other way around. It is time to bring politics back to the people, and it will take all of us as ambassadors of that message to temper the government spending, government expansion, and government impropriety that threatens our quality of life and our ability as We the People to improve America.
To make the United States a more perfect Union despite our current situation and subsequent outcry, we must live our political and social rhetoric in real life, and not continue to jam real life into the canned packaging of our rhetoric. Our failure to move our energy from emotionalism to activism is an American crisis that no stimulus money, bank bailout, nor government program will ever fix.
Starting today, we must provide the sound leadership on the ground and in our communities so that we can change the sound bite mentality of politicians that sell us down a dangerous political path of increased debt and decreased emphasis on the individual American citizen.
In protest, we cannot testify about compassionate conservatism if we are not willing to do the work to show our compassion with tangible actions that successfully replace the failed social programs in our cities since the 1960s. We are not compassionate conservatives if we are not successfully engaging and incorporating everyday Americans from all walks of life. In essence, if we are talking about bringing about smaller government, we must humbly accept the honor of increasing the bigger role of everyday people in the quest to increase the personal and civic prosperity of our nation.