Insanity

There was once a smart man who said: “Insanity is doing the exact same thing over and over, and expecting different results.”  Truer words were never spoken.  All the news these days on the television is about the presidential race.  There has to be other newsworthy things going on in the world, but presidential candidates fill all the TV news space these days.  Its going to be a long 9 months until the actual election takes place at this rate.

Most Americans will say that our country is a mess these days.  It has become a mess largely because of the elected officials we have in Washington DC.  Over and over again, we have elected lawyers who are smooth talkers and sell us a list of promises.  Over and over again, once they are elected, they do nothing or next to nothing.  That’s why our leaders have a 15% approval rating.  They repeatedly do nothing that they promised us when running for election.

This year we finally have a choice of non-lawyer, non-professional politician candidates:  Donald Trump, Doctor Ben Carson (my favorite), and Carly Fiorina.  Donald Trump has done pretty well so far, but the other 2 – who I think would make far better Presidents,  have not done so well.  It is hard for me to believe that Carson and Fiorina have not captured the attention of more American voters and poll takers.  For the first time in my lifetime, Americans have a choice for President of a real person who has actually worked in the real world.  This is very unusual.

Thank goodness there is social media these days where information is readily available to everyone.  More information to the people is empowering.  I hope people will take advantage of this plethora of information to educate themselves so that we can elect more honorable and ethical leaders.  Lord knows we have enough thieves and liars in office now in Washington.

We need to at least try to elect a President who is incorruptible, and not the lackey of the army of lobbyists representing everyone’s interests except the working man.  It would be so refreshing to have a President who tells the truth and actually tries to look out for the interests of the American people.  The regular people.  Those working stiffs who do not have armies of lobbyists representing them in Washington.

Perhaps we are too far gone down the wrong path already.  I pray we are not, for our children and grandchildren and generations yet unborn.  Donald Trump has done very well so far because he has given us a voice so that our anger and frustration is heard on television for the first time in generations.  Doctor Ben Carson probably has more intelligence and common sense that all the other candidates combines.  He truly is an American hero and someone for us to look up to.  Carly Fiorina has also pulled herself up from being a secretary to corporate leader in a major company.  Even though she got beat up in corporate infighting, she stays true to her principals and holds her head high.

Any of these 3 nonprofessional politician candidates would make a better President than we have had in generations.  Let us not be like lemmings, throwing ourselves off the cliff by electing the same old same old.  Let us not be naive and believe the same old lies.  Let us support these new types of presidential candidates and look forward to a better tomorrow.  We are not doomed to repeat the past over and over.  We can change things for the betterment of us all.

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