Hold public elections to vote for one of two candidates that have been selected by their political parties. Other people can run if they have lots of money, but don't get your hopes up, because if there is one thing the two major parties agree on, it's there will be no third party.
When campaigning you need to promise your constituents whatever it is they want to hear. You do not need to prove your theories, because once you get elected and are asked why this didn't happen, you will blame your failures on the opposite political party. Blame is the name of the game.
Campaigning 101 says that the best way to prove your self worth is to discredit your opponent. Do not talk about your strengths and plans, but do whatever it takes to make your opponent seem like a complete idiot. Their families, their religion, their heritage, gender etc, its all fair game. Don't be shy about this.
You do not need money of your own to get re-elected. You will receive lots of money from lobbyists, corporations, and anyone who needs you to see that their own selfish interests are being accommodated Remember, you no longer have the same needs from the constituents who put you there in the first place.
Fill your staff with political robots that would follow you off a cliff. Family, friends or anybody without a mind of their own would be a good choice. Remember you do not need advice from anyone. You're the man - or the women.
To be fair, not all legislators are like this. But we're the people in "We the people."
Am I being facetious? No. I just love my country and hate what is happening.
Carter was our worst president
The headline in the April 17 Dispatch reading, "Hamas says Carter visit a boost to its legitimacy," reminded me of a commonly used slogan during the height of the Clinton Administration scandals. The slogan said, "Jimmy Carter, no longer our worst President." However, former Democrat President Carter has now disgraced himself further by his seditious behavior. After heading the most economically disastrous administration of modern time, and engineering a foreign policy failure which turned Iran over to Islamic radicals, he now portends to be a statesman and meets with the head of a vicious terrorist organization. This after placing a wreath at Yasser Arafat's grave, another radical terrorist. How about some jail time for a traitor? Former Democratic President Jimmy Carter, still our worst president.
There has to be a rooster
Although the gender issue has been in existence for some time, the battle has become increasingly stronger and is being brought about at times in a very subtle and insidious ways. While going through some house insurance papers, I came across a letter dated 2005. Several amendments were added to the policy, one of which was, "Amend Article VI to remove gender specific reference. The board is recommending the adoption of this amendment to appropriately reference directors using gender neutral language." Then, several weeks ago, the Governor of California signed a bill (didn't catch the number), which in essence says, "In the future, all references to mother or father in California public school text books will no longer be used." Why? Because the increasing feminist power in this country, along with that of the gay and lesbian activists, are insisting more and more on gender neutral language. In other words, nouns referring to male and female will be substituted with person, people, couples, you and yours. Have government agencies, corporations, public schools and churches already complied with this suggestion (or order)? As the feminists, gays and lesbians go, so should the nation go?
Hey! Just wait one cotton-picking moment. What happened to the vote of the majority? Of course it helps to have the backing of billionaire George Soros, the ACLU and some members of Congress. Do these people think they hatched from eggs like chickens? After all, there has to be a rooster in the picture somewhere! Unfortunately, this mentality has pervaded every niche of our lives in many public schools and churches across the nation. So, welcome to our potential Sodom, Gomorrah, Babylon or Rome. Take your pick. After all, what is so important about gender after all? Got any ideas?
It's hard to think positive
I have always tried to be a positive thinker. But it is becoming harder and harder these days with the state of the country. So let me just say that these are a few of my least favorite things:
CEOs that make millions of dollars while they lay off workers, outsource jobs, raise prices and short-change their investors.
Democratic presidential candidates that continue to try and discredit their own Democratic opponent instead of concentrating on their Bush clone Republican opponent.
Spending $14 million an hour, 24 hours a day, for an unpopular, unwarranted war while cutting funding for all programs at home.
Threatening us about the Social Security fund running dry when the surplus has been stolen from the fund every year to be used for other reasons. Use that $14 million an hour to repay the Social Security trust with interest for all the years it has been depleted and let it regenerate itself.
Learn the definition of "illegal" aliens and stop providing them with benefits and a path to legalization for breaking the law.
I have done a lot of Bush-bashing in the past, so will now try to say something positive about him. He is not bad looking and seems to be in good physical shape.
But he has the brains and compassion of a gnat. Sorry, couldn't help myself.
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