The United States of Shiny Rocks

Hello and good day to you all.  This will be my last post before the presidential elections.  No, I’m not going away, but the election is tomorrow and I doubt there will be time for another post before then.  So, what you read is what you’re going to get.

I’m not going to try to influence you towards any one candidate.  Personally, I hate politics and believe it to be evil.  I don’t mean to say that voting is evil, no.  I think that  voting is one of our God given rights  and we have every right to pick our own leaders.  But here’s the problem.  There are approximately 312 million people living in this country.  That translates into 312 million different ideas on what’s best for this country.  How can any thinking person find a way to whittle that down to just two ways of thinking?

It’s foolish to think that we are a nation of just two ideas.  Pardon me, I see a man toward the back waving his hand.  I believe he has something he wants to say.

Sir, would you like to say something? Yes! Yes I would!  You are wrong about all of this!

Really? How so?

The truth is that we have many people who have put their name in the hat to run for president.  We just don’t hear about them because they don’t have enough money to get their word out.

So, you’re saying that one of these other people could actually be the person that God is supporting but because he’s as poor as most Americans we don’t get to hear about him.

Yes.  It takes money to hire a political staff and print up all these signs, make TV commercials and travel around the country to debate these guys who have boatloads of money.

Ah, so there it is.  You are saying that people vote for the guy with the most money.

Well. Yes, sort of.  You don’t see Joe Schmoe or Rosie the riveter running for president because they can’t afford to.  It doesn’t mean that they don’t have good ideas.  It just means that they don’t have the big bucks it takes to get their voice heard.

 

So then, let me ask you this.  If there are so many others running for president, and there is one guy that makes more sense that all the rest, and this candidate is as broke as I am he won’t get elected because he isn’t rich.

Or supported by someone who is rich, yes.

Well, what happens when the rich guy gets elected and you can’t tell the difference with him driving the bus?

We all get screwed.

Oh! I see.  Is it easier to just pick one of the two that the news media tells us about?

That’s the way we do it.

And the country never gets fixed.

Nope, but we’ll get someone else in there next time that will listen to us and put our priorities ahead of the rest of the world.

Really. Do you have any idea just who that might be.

Not right now, but they’ll tell us.

Right.  Is there anything else that you’d like to tell us?

Uh….nope.

Do dee o dee o dee oh!

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