Government and Politics – They’re Not The Same

Government:  the political direction and control exercised over the actions of the members, citizens, or inhabitants ofcommunities, societies, and states; direction of the affairs of a state, community, etc.; politicaladministration:



  1. the science or art of political government.
  2. the practice or profession of conducting political affairs.



Last week I was so angry I couldn’t even think straight.  The things that are bothering me are not how people are voting.  It’s the people who say things like:


Elect him if you want me to die.

All she wanted to do is love you.

We’re not going to have health care.

We won’t have a job if that person is elected.

They won the popular vote.

The Electoral College is a sham.

If you elect them everyone will invade our country.



The list goes on and on and on.  Here is the thing, our government doesn’t rely on any one person.  It was set up that way.  What further angered me was when I talked to my kids 25, 21 and 16, and they don’t even have the basic civics of our country.


I have a series of posts coming up and I don’t want your opinions on political parties, and I won’t be sharing mine, but I what I will be doing is posting about basics of the government and how it works.  The more I read about how our system is broken the more I want to scream that it’s our lack of education that is broken.  Yes, there are things that need fixed but the basics have worked for over a hundred years.  The other thing I’m going to touch upon is we are a Democracy, and much of what people want is Socialism and we as a country need to decide which we want.  Speaking to my youngest I asked him if he knew the difference and he didn’t.  He’s 16, he should have already been taught this in school.  I asked him if he knew what Communism was and he said “yes, it’s bad”.  I asked him to tell me more and what he described was a Dictatorship.

Before I move on to my conclusion, I take offence to people saying “the educated” and “the uneducated” vote.  Many of the so called “educated” don’t know how this government actually works and many of the “uneducated” do and vise versa.  People being labeled is one persons way of stifling another.  If people would stop screaming and shouting and come to the table and listen to each other, they would find they have a lot more in common then the other thinks.


My conclusion is this, we have a whole generation or more of people who don’t know the ins and outs of government.  They don’t know how it supposed to work, and so we’re electing people on “feelings” or “abortion” or “health care” etc.  We need to look at government in the big picture.  Furthermore, people are super worried about Federal government, but they also need to look at what is left up to the states.  State government has much more power than people think.


Please feel free to ask questions and make comments WITH OUT taking a political side.  I don’t have all the answers and I’m not an expert but if you have a question I’ll be happy to look it up and see what I can find for you.


My own snark:  I think moms should come together and create the “Common Sense Party”

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