Misplaced Hope

If you found yourself standing at the polls this week trying to make a decision between two people that you despise, you only have yourself to blame. It’s your fault. It’s my fault. 

The idolization of selfish ambition has been glorified to the fullest extent in front of our very eyes. We allow politicians to tell us what to think and what to believe. Freedom? No this is isn’t about freedom; our government is a trillion dollar industry of legalized corruption and blatant manipulation, and has been for decades. 

We, as a nation, are too easily appeased by empty promises and speeches filled with hollow content. Trump isn’t going to save us. Clinton wasn’t going to save us. Politicians and billionaires will never have our best interests in mind. 

Spewing hate and offering generalized opinions of a person based on their beliefs and party affiliation makes you no better than what you say that you stand against. 

Throwing your hands up in disgust and returning to the Starbucks to buy your vanilla lattes should make everything better, right? 

Ghandi’s quote didn’t say to “elect” the change you wish to see; it said to “be the change you wish to see.” Put down the stones and pick up some respect; for yourself and for your fellow Americans. 

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Justin Skains

Hard-working husband, father, coach, and amateur ultra-marathoner who prides himself on results day-in and day-out...and oh yes, I love to write!

2 thoughts on “Misplaced Hope

  1. You owned a part of my heart the first time I looked into your smiling face…. as the years passed my love for you grew (which I never thought possible). You have accomplished more than I could have ever asked for. You are so rich in your love for God, Family and Country. You have given me a beautiful niece in Adriana, 2 handsome great nephews in Vincent and Jackson and a beautiful little great niece in Sami!! I so enjoy reading your posts… so heartfelt and so true! I couldn’t be more proud of you son…. love you to the moon and back! Aunt Kim.


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