Our Election Process

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Tomorrow is Election Day, and I believe our country is stressed. I know I am. We received our mail ballots, competed them, and delivered them to the county election office. Now we wait, and I suspect that wait will be longer than we all would like. I can only imagine some of the news in the coming days—glitches in counting, lost ballots, challenges, and surprises in outcomes.

It has been a long election season, and I feel many Americans are tired of our political systems and would like some profound change.  Here some suggestions off the top of my head; set spending limits and equalize the playing field.  Then we could move to Truth, a novel approach to letting us know the candidate and their positions. Another idea to consider is vetting the candidates to determine if they have the qualifications and demeanor for the office they seek. 

Now I’ve vented and would like to hear from others how we might improve selecting the right people to serve this wonderful country and its people. Now, go vote if you haven’t and say a prayer for a peaceful resolution of our differences.

…that’s 30 for today.

Governing or Marketing?

Oh, what a tangled web we weave. When first we practice to deceive. – Sir Walter Scott (Marmion 1808)

I’ve become convinced that this current administration is not about governing, it is about positioning. The White House continues to operate like a revolving door of advisors with little experience telling the President what he wants to hear. Cowing to his aggrandizement and not the public interest.

Where are the statesmen and women? The Doles, McCains, Kassenbaum’s? Not to mention Mansfield, Powell, and Kissinger. Certainly not perfect in all aspects, but they were all above the shoddy carnival-like culture of today.

Are we okay with being the laughing stock of the world? Long-standing, trusting relationships are gone. The elected are not being held accountable, and many of us just allow it to continue.

We need to let our representatives know this “normal” is NOT acceptable. 

As a lifelong Independent, I am looking for honesty, expertise, and a servant leadership mentality for all running in the next election. I want to see those appointed and then confirmed to be knowledgable in the field of their responsibility. Am I asking too much?  

We all need to make sure everyone votes. Saying my vote will not make a difference is not acceptable. Talk to your family, friends, and business associates about the importance of thins next election. Our children and their children’s lives depend on it.

I’d welcome your comments as well,