What is more important? The people or the agenda? In my limited watching of the working of the politics of the gun battle, I watched how this was handled, especially the fact that our president got up and decided to point out how the organization of the NRA (National Rifle Association) was at fault for stopping this progress.
I watched how the Democrats jumped to say the NRA made a push and defeated this. Then I watched as the Republicans said that it was the people that spoke up and influenced the defeat of this item.
As I mentioned yesterday I am not about taking away the rights of gun owners. I grew up with a father who taught me the proper use of guns and respect for human life.
Over the past few months, I’ve watched when one thing happens in our country and we are suddenly told we need to change laws to prevent it from happening again. We are told we need to make our world a safer place to live, and that will happen when we remove the “harmful” things.
I recall the president and many elected government officials heading to Washington with their agendas in hand. Some went with agendas I like; others went with agendas I didn’t. They all had an agenda heading there. Like it or not, it’s the truth.
The tragedy is people sitting and posting something they received from a friend and pointing fingers at those who went to Washington with an agenda they didn’t share. They find all kinds of things to post on Facebook about how the “agenda” is all about defeating America.
The fact is that our elected officials are spending time in Washington to change the world in a way they feel is the best for the country. They believe it’s what is best. But they are our elected officials; we are the ones that must remind them of what we want. And yes, in my years I’ve seen an elected official vote against his or her party agenda because the people of their district did not support a certain item.
The world is changing and in many cases we may not like the change. Just like the news media I mentioned on Monday they are feeding you what you ask for. Our leaders are just following what we have asked for. You want to cry foul and say it’s an agenda; well you’re right. But call it what it really is: when your agenda is the one that is being pushed, it’s also an agenda.
Last year when I watched the movie about Lincoln and the things our country was facing in passing the 13th amendment, our country was then going through changing times and many would call those things that happened an agenda.
Yesterday we mentioned the person who needed to make the change was the person in the mirror. Today, it’s time to stop blaming others for doing what you are doing.
This tragedy is what all of us are doing, we are locked in a system to divide us. Rather than start looking for solutions, we are pointing fingers. We are doing the same thing with a different agenda. It’s time to put people first and agenda second.
Are you willing to take a step back and look at what the people want and need? If we all did that, we would find the answers to a better world.
I’m Tim Gillette, creator of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Keys to Business Success. It’s time to fix the real tragedy in our world and think about the people not the agenda. Are you ready to make the changes and rock your world in 2013?