I am convinced more than ever that the majority of those in power really don’t want to help the classes inasmuch as they want to continue pushing their agendas by using the classes. If the government wants everyone to be equal, then why not help all classes equally?
So how do we change the battle lines so-to-speak and bring the governance of this nation back to the people? In other words, how do “we the people” begin to dictate policy rather than the parties and government? We do this by changing the mindset of people that individuals have the power and not the government. When individuals learn that they can help themselves, they will become more and more confidant in their problem solving abilities. When an individual feels empowered, government’s dependency becomes less and less. Suddenly, instead of resenting the other class, people in all classes will become of one body and of one mind.
So how do we empower individuals and stop these battles? My 10-step process is below:
1. Get right with God. Ask Him for forgiveness for those times when you resented someone just because they were rich or because they were buying groceries using SNAP (food stamps), which is paid for tax dollars.
2. Be positive everyday. Believe in yourself. Stay true to your principles. Don’t let the government, a politician or a political interest group tell you how you should feel.
3. Change where and how you get your news. Turn off FOX News. Turn off the network news. Start listening to local news. Start reading your local newspaper again. Think locally, not nationally.
4. Research local charities and donate $5.00 each month to one that interests you. It’s not so much the amount of money you donate, as it is the commitment you make to that charity. Once a commitment is forged, you may even start to donate your time as well.
5. Love one another. Be nice to everyone from all races. Love your spouse. Love your children. Be nice to your neighbor. Be nice to your coworkers. Build relationships with people from all walks of life.
6. Read. Get Educated. Start to read books, articles or blogs from people you do and do not agree with politically or socially. In order to talk to someone you disagree with, you first must understand why they believe the way the do.
7. Stop complaining about this nation and the direction that you think it is heading. Start thanking God that He allowed you to be born here. Pick one issue that concerns you. Research it and come up with a solution. Take that solution to your local representative. Stop complaining and do something.
8. Vote. Do research about each candidate before voting. Educate yourself on the issues and ask questions. When you vote, you become invested in your candidate. And, if your candidate wins, hold them accountable on what they said during their campaign.
9. Help yourself. Don’t look for a handout at first. You’re smart. You’ll figure it out. But if you need help, look to your family or neighbor first, instead of the government.
10. Learn from your mistakes, but don't look back. Remember the past. Use your experiences to map and make your future. The past is the window into the future.
I wrap up the “Battle of Classes” with p/t 4 next week…have a great weekend.