The idea that one person hundreds, if not thousands, of miles from the majority of Americans can change the nation more effectively than the millions of individuals that make up the constituency, is ludicrous. Yes, a president has a great deal of power to influence the course of a nation. However, the power is still with the people.
We, the American people, have the power to greatly influence and change the course of the nation. When an individual takes responsibility to affect positive change in their community, the course of the nation is impacted. Change happens one community, one relationship at a time. Power lies with the populace if that populace seizes the opportunity to bring change to the communities of which they are a part.
Waiting for the government to bring about change that improves a person’s quality of life is like playing the lottery as a retirement plan. An individual is still the best person to represent that individual’s best interest. The individual who gives responsibility for their future over to elected officials will be disappointed.
If all Americans would do what they can to make an impact within their area of influence, the people would take back the power that has been given to those who can easily be swayed by the interest of a select few. Find an opportunity to improve the life of someone in your community. Be the change our nation so desperately needs. Stop waiting for an elected government to solve the problems within your community. Take initiative and change what you can. Be engaged. Make a difference.