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Stand Up and Scream

 There is one huge thing that I see spiraling this country out of control. Apathy has gripped our nation like never before and we just no longer see the need to stand up and make our voices heard. I read back through history and see tons of cases and examples of tiny revolutions that manifested in a way that changed the world as we know it. And this all started because a hand full of individuals had simply had enough and started screaming at the top of their lungs.

 Our Government no longer respects us, much less fears us the way that it should. After all, we are the voters, at least those of us who vote, that put them in their positions of power that they seem to use against us at every turn in the road. The Government no longer listens to the people, and why would they, the people no longer feel the necessity to voice their opinions and stand up for what they believe in. I'm not saying that we should all have the same opinion, inevitably we will not, I'm just saying that we can't sit idly by and watch the world go to waste at the hands of the people we give the right to ruin it.

 There are no lack of topics in politics these days to become passionate about. There are tons of hot button issues out there that anyone who cared enough could grab the ball and run with. There are plenty of stories running through the world concerning the current state of the economy. There's no shortage of causes to take up and attack. Now is not a time for the faint of heart, but now is certainly not the time to sit on the sidelines and allow others to make decisions for you. Instead now is a time to become involved in the world around and see if you can't help salvage what's rightfully ours.

 Where the hell is your sense of pride? You won't win every fight in this life, but that doesn't mean that you lay down and take the beating. That was not the ideology that this nation was founded on and it's not the theory that will pull us out of our current predicament. In my opinion, our Government is almost a toxic force that destroys everything it touches and now the world at large seems perfectly satisfied with allowing them to take the lead and become more and more involved in our lives. Well let's face it, they are a part of our lives and they always will be, but Government is supposed to be an extension of us, not the other way around. Bigger Government seems to solve nothing except bigger paychecks for the Government.

 Individuals have always tested the boundaries of possibility. Look at all this nation has accomplished since it's beginning and how far it has come today. Do you think that this was all by chance and that our success was the result is sitting back and waiting. No, our success is the result of dreaming up and idea and chasing it down like our life depended on it and at some points in history our lives did. It is the result of vision and freedom that melded together to form a perfect storm of hope and intensity and created the most powerful nation on Earth. Now why would anyone want to just hand that away or sit back and watch it be pulled from our lackadaisical grip?




JL Boney, III - Columbia, SC Realtor - Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

 I specialize in Columbia, SC real estate and the surrounding areas, including Blythewood, SC, Kershaw County, Fairfield County, and Lexington, SC. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in Columbia, SC or any of the surrounding areas, I would love the opportunity to speak with to see how I can help. Thanks for reading and feel free to contact me if I can be of service to you.

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