Sunday, January 18, 2015
we are all charlie in one way or another . The horror in Paris was appalling to us all. The interpretation was that it was an attack on free speech and the fundamentals of democracy. I believe that the underlying cause is inequality. World leaders are fumbling around "blindfolded"..this is simply nihilistic jihadists reacting to a cartoon of the prophet Mohammed. There is an ever growing gap between the rich and others.Imagine yourself without a proper education, without the ability to have a good job to provide for yourself and your loved ones,imagine living in poor conditions..imagine the only thing that you actually have is your faith. Throughout the world's history, religious beliefs have been a cause of war and mayhem;one faith thinking it is better than the other. We need more dialogue and less conflict. We need more understanding of one another; we certainly do not need force. The use of force only contributes to more force.I think you understand the theory for every action there is an equal but opposite reaction. Inequality has drawn its line in the sand; if humankind does not change then it will implode on itself. We cannot eliminate terrorists because others will only take their place..we need to change..we need to reduce inequality through positive actions increased aide to education worldwide, we need to provide good jobs with living wages, we need to provide the means to provide and build proper housing, we need to have expanded dialogue to ease our differences. Most of all, we need to have respect for ourselves and for each other. If this does not begin to happen,we will continue to fan the fire and create more terrorism in the world. Unfortunately, we are stuck. Horrible crimes have been committed; those who committed them must be brought to justice. But what is the ultimate solution? When will this terror stop? Will it ever stop? There is a solution ; we must solve the problem of inequality. As Eleanor Roosevelt said decades ago, there can be no security with so much inequality!
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
I would like to thank each and every person who voted for me. Every vote meant something to me; I really appreciate your support. I believe that if I had had the opportunity of more exposure in the media and had participated in the debates that I could have done substantially better to the point of giving the two parties a real run for their money; Unfortunately, despite the decisive victory for the Republican party, a very, very large number of people did NOT vote.Participation in our system of government is imperative.We need campaign reform in the worst way; we need a level playing field,,I am not the one who is afraid of competition. I welcome it! Reforming the way an independent petitions the ballot should the same as democrats and republicans not three times the work. We need to seriously look at money in politics and find a way to minimize its influence..publicly funding elections, equal access to the media through federal regulations. There has got to be a better way!By 2016, reform must be in place!
My congratulations to Chris Gibson on winning the 19th Congressional District of New York; To Sean Eldridge, well done ! As for me, I am proud of the fact that I tried again; I firmly believe in the principles on which I ran. The Democrats took it on the chin; the question is going to be whether or not the Republican majority in both Houses will work with Mr.Obama. The mood of the voters demanded a change ; they certainly proved their power. Will gridlock in Washington continue? I believe that the Republicans have to prove to the American people that they will use their new found majority to pass positive legislation for which they were elected to do . Use it do not abuse it! If they allow the extreme positions within their party to dominate their agenda, they will not be able to convince the American people that they deserve a victory in the very near future of 2016.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Today, I voted my conscience. I believe that the undue influence of money in our political system has led us to government by the few. It is not right. YOU have to change it. Both the Democrats and the Republicans are guilty of the undue influence of money. These two parties are not representing the best interests of the American people; we need more dialogue and less partisan politics. If you have not voted already, please consider the PRINIPLES that I HAVE BEEN RUNNING ON OVER THE LAST TWO ELECTION CYCLES : Government must have a conscience, the two party system does not represent the people, if it did we would not have 40% of the electorate not affiliated with either of them, and probably most important is that money should not buy representation. So, if you believe in those principles , you should WRITE-IN THOM JENKINS as your choice for Representative in Congress.. Take a Stand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!