Wouldn't it be great if we go back in life and have a "do-over" of some things? I know that I would approach my high school education a little differently. I cared nothing about history and government classes when I was in high school. What a mistake that turned out to be! Understanding history is essential to keeping things in proper context so as to not make the same mistakes over and over again. Whether we like it or not, government impacts almost every aspect of our lives. It is wise to have at least a basic understanding of the principles of how we are governed.
In the current election cycle we are hearing a lot about the U.S. Supreme Court. Can/should a president appoint someone to the U.S. Supreme Court so close to a presidential election? Obviously, the party in power has a different perspective than the other party.
What is all the talk about "packing" the Supreme Court?
The appointment of judges at the lower court levels is also gaining some attention.
Term limits then usually arises in discussions like these. In my humble opinion, if we are going to look at term limits for judges, let's be sure we also look at them for our senators and representatives. I am not sure career politicians have served as well. On the other hand, many of them have done well for themselves. A former state representative once told, "When you start doing "well" instead of doing "good," it is time to get out. How refreshing is that? A politician working for the common good and not simply doing well for himself is something I could support.
Eliminating the electoral college is on the agenda of some folks. What would be the end result if that happens?
Is there any way we can move from a two-party system of government?
Is it time to divide the United States of America into multiple countries?
My dear readers, please pray for our nation. Regardless of who wins on November 3, it will not be a pretty scene on November 4? Actually, it would not surprise me if we don't know the winner until weeks/months after the election. That will certainly not be pretty either.
May we truly be "one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all"!