Yes, my vote here in the United States does count but more
and more, my vote remains silent because the elitists of this country pay for
my vote and the votes of others with their influence, power and money.
The United States unlike many other industrialized nations
and especially third world countries is still a democratic country and to some
extent, the most freedom-oriented nation on the face of the earth but, those
freedoms and rights are constantly being eroded by a system that caters to the
ultra-rich and the most-influential people of this country.
America in the last five or six decades has changed
dramatically and the change has not been for the better because more and more, politicians and legislators no longer do the
work of the people nor do they serve the people as they were supposed to do
when the people put them in office to serve the needs of their community. More often than not, these public officials
serve their own interests and in the process line their pockets with taxpayers’
money often times leaving the people that elected them out of the fold of the
political discussion and without the necessary improvements for their
Yes, in just about a week, I will go to the polls and vote
what I believe will be the best choice for the president of the united states
and the other candidates, federal, state and local and hope that this time, the new elected public servants will carry out
the work of the people that they were elected to do. But, as in the past, after the elections become
history I am sure, all the promises will be forgotten because this is the color
of the beast that we have created in this country with the two-party system
that today after more than 200 years of history resemble two sides of the same
Today after living in this country for more than 50 years, I
am proud to be an American because the United States is still the best and last
hope for mankind on earth but this hope is steadily and slowly disappearing
because the people no longer rule in this country; it is the special interest
groups, the elite and the large corporations that make the rules for all of us.
Yes, America is still free when we compare it with other
nations but our freedoms more and more are limited at best because the people
under the current system have lost their voice.