Lobbying is a root cause to many of the nation's ills

2012-12-27T00:00:00Z Lobbying is a root cause to many of the nation's ills nwitimes.com
December 27, 2012 12:00 am

The focus of the problem is on guns, but by focusing on guns, most people ignore what the root cause of the problem is — especially the people who represent us in government. And that, my friends, is our fault. We put them there. Now we expect them to solve problems that they helped to create.

It's now time for us to solve our problems. Here's how. Write these five words on a line: MAN, METHOD, MATERIAL, MACHINE and ENVIRONMENT.

Under each category, list what you believe to be a part of the problem.

You are looking to find what the root cause(s) are. I am going to help by giving you one of the root causes that comes into play in all of those five categories. That root cause is lobbying. Trillions of dollars goes into getting politicians to vote in lobbyists' favor, and we let it happen.

If we solve just the problems caused by lobbying, many other problems also would disappear.

A man in Chicago once said that there wasn't a man born that couldn't be bought. He was wrong. The people rose up against him.

Rise up America. Solve your problems!

- Thomas A. Polito, Hammond

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