Although, most Americans, and the nation, often, pride – itself, on being, a beacon, in many areas, for the rest of the world, we have observed, while many others, seem to be realizing the need, and necessity, to constantly, continuously, proactively, address, and maintain, its infrastructure, recent studies state, the United States, ranks, at – best, 17th, when it comes to this area! Unfortunately, as, in, so many areas, in recent years, partisan politics, and a seeming – unwillingness, to attempt to achieve any meeting – of – the – minds, for the greater good, even, when it makes common sense, for the overall benefit of the nation, Will a major catastrophe, have to happen, before, there is sufficient outrage, or, will, we witness, even, then, little – of – consequence, occur, such as we have, so often, seen, after, major, gun incidents, etc? With, that in mind, this article will attempt to, briefly, consider, review, and discuss, what this means, and represents, and why it matters.
1. Greater good, versus, personal/ political agenda, and/ or, self – interest: Shouldn’t the highest priority, for public policy, be serving the greater good, effectively, and consistently? Unfortunately, we often seen, these individuals focus, more, on their personal/ political agenda, and/ or, self – interest, instead! Since, many voters, seem to pay, more attention, to the empty promises, and rhetoric, instead of choosing someone, more capable, of making a difference, for the better! While it’s easy, to blame the elected official, we probably, will see little, meaningful change, unless/ until, each of us, assumes greater responsibility, for wiser voting!
2. Politics, versus, policy: When we need, well – considered, and developed, policies, we frequently, notice, the ugly – head, of politics, have a greater degree of significance, etc!
3. Relevant, sustainable priorities: Instead of the same – old, same – old, with little, true, positive impacts, we would benefit, far – more, from true, relevant, and sustainable priorities! If, you believe, we get that, you probably, aren’t paying, enough – attention!
4. Strategic planning, and action plans: America would benefit, is those we elected, took the time, and made the effort, to proceed, with real, strategic planning! If, done properly, it should influence, the choice, and direction, of the action plans, and paths, chosen, to pursue and follow!
Wake up, America, and demand better, and more, from those, we elect to serve and represent, all Americans, and the best interests, of the nation, in a real, relevant, and sustainable way! If we don’t, we risk a continuation, of the procrastination, we have witnessed, for a considerable amount of time, and the negative, potential impacts, of that lack of relevant leadership!