Sunday, May 20, 2007

Mr Smith goes to Washington

Kyle & I caught the last 45 minutest of this Jimmy Stewart/Francis Capra movie. Sometimes I think it should be a pre-requisite for any politician prior to running, then again, after they have been elected.

AMC (the movie channel) said that it was considered an un-American movie as it was too critical to those that held the offices at the time.

If you have never seen the move, rent it! The message contained in the movie is that a politician works for ALL the people they represent, not just the rich few.

3 comments:

Laura said...

John C. Calhoun said, "The very essence of a free government consists in considering offices as public trusts, bestowed for the good of the country,and not for the benefit of and individual or a party."

What needs to be done is, more Americans need to read the Constitution and realized that this is a government of "WE THE PEOPLE" More Americans need to take a stand and let their representatives know that they work for us. Not other countries or corporations!

As far as I'm concerned,the Democrat and Republican parties have sold their souls to Satan.

Joel Frederick said...

Laura wrote: "As far as I'm concerned,the Democrat and Republican parties have sold their souls to Satan."

I am not sure I would go that far but I sometimes think both parties are in negotiations to do so.

As an optimist, I think things could still change. There is hope.

Laura said...

I too have hope, but hope without action is merely a wish.