America is at great risk for falling from its pedestal in the eyes of the world. The 2016 presidential campaign has been derailed. The ugly underbelly of American politics has been flashed to the world and it will become progressively more difficult to maintain the “Wizard of Oz” mightiness. President Obama is speaking to Cuba and Viet Nam about “human rights” while president candidate front-runner, Donald Trump spews contempt for African leaders and say that the continent “should be colonized because all Africans are slaves”; a wall should be built between the US and Mexico to stop “illegal Mexican immigration into America” and every American should have “open gun carry” rights. Presidential campaign sites have become hot-spots for expressing racial bigotries and non-politically correct personal prejudices. Men cannot be made good by the laws of a state or nation, but man can easily be made bad when empowered to create laws for a nation. Hitler was perceived as a hero by many and a very intelligent man until his cruelty outweighed his intelligence.
The acts required power can incite animal “survival of the fittest” mentality that if nobody addresses the aggressive behavior, proceed to aggressive acts. Leaders must be reigned-in to maintain the consciousness of human beings.
The responsibility of citizens is to hold candidates to moral standards and make requests that reflect meaningful civil existence, such as: family issues which include stopping “mass incarceration of young men” who do not regain citizenship after release; minimum wage increase to protect standard-of-living for families; challenge language of institutional racism that segregate: “affordable housing”, “disadvantaged”, "at-risk-youth" and “minority”.
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