I believe that we can only make real change when we are all active participants in our government at Local, State, and Federal levels. We need to be willing to respectfully listen to opinions that differ from ours. We need to realize that someone else may have a perspective on a given issue that wasn’t previously considered. We need to understand that the world will not change for the better unless we are personally willing to be the agents of that change.
I believe that the polarization that we are currently experiencing in our political discourse is a direct result of a propaganda machine, the power and scope of which has never before been witnessed in the history of our nation. We are fed that amount of information that certain groups wish for us to have in order that we might be manipulated in this way or that, and it’s working.
By now, we should all have had quite enough of what’s been going on.
I will not pretend to believe or to tell anyone else that this propaganda is all right wing or all left wing. As with most things in our society, there is misinformation coming from all sides. It is more important than ever that we, as the electorate, make sure that we become as informed as we possibly can on all issues that effect us. We need to think, “what would a reasonable person do to solve this problem?” Remember that our votes DO MATTER!!! Our votes matter more in local and state politics than ever before.
Large corporate donors have recently been given license to try to manipulate our society, our nation, and our world. We need to remember our history, especially here in Montana. Do not believe everything you hear on the television, or read in the newspaper. Educate yourself every way you can so that you can make informed decisions about what will effect you and your families.
Remember the saying “Be the change you wish to see in the world”. Get involved in your school, your town, your state and your nation. Ask yourself this question, and be brutally honest with yourself. When is the last time that I did something for someone else with no consideration for my own needs or desires?
This question is an ideal of community. As a citizen of these United States, you owe this to those who have given their lives for you while standing opposed to all those who would threaten you. I promise, if you develop this philosophy, and practice it as often as you can, you will make your world a better place, and you will feel proud for having done so.
Paid for by Dan Metully for Senate District 45 Jami Danczyk Treasurer
PO Box 312, Stevensville, Mt. 59870
Contact me at 406-273-1698
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