Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A Rare Political Rant...!

I normally don't say much in the way of politics or religion, but today I'm going to make an exception. Here is a rare political rant taken from Listverse...and spouted by yours truly !

Governing With A Two-Party System

In the medieval ages, kings and queens ruled different parts of Europe. Now we look back at them and realize how wrong they were for letting unelected officials regulate every aspect of their lives.

Today, we have democracy—a gift from the Romans and the Greeks. Yet, despite all our success with it, we still act like children with our two-party system of Republicans and Democrats.

Whether our recent elected presidents are Republican or Democrat, they always do the same thing: Increase debt, decrease liberties, and lie about anything to sound nice.

Einstein said that insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” So why do we continue to elect the same people from the same parties and expect different results—like hoping that the economy will suddenly improve or that the endless wars will suddenly go away?

Doesn’t it stand to reason that we need to elect people who will govern differently if we want a better government? If we continue on this path of division—acting like children who are fighting for team one and team two—how will our government ever improve?

Bottom line, people in the future are going to look at our presidents and system of election and laugh. A lot.

I will say this. Today's political choices for President scare the Hell out of me ! I neither trust them or like them, but what are ya going to do ?

Coffee out on the patio this morning, OK?


Chickenmom said...

I think the president should be elected with a popular vote. End the delegates choosing who wins; they are too open to corruption. Only registered voters with an I.D. can cast a ballot on Election Day - not weeks ahead of time. Only the military should be able to use the absentee ballot. This will never happen, but it's nice to think about.

linda m said...

Excellent article and I totally agree with it. There are days when I feel like not even voting this year as I don't like either candidate. However, I feel I must exercise my constitutional right and vote. This election really scares me.

HermitJim said...

Hey Phyllis...
I would have to agree with all your ideas. Makes t6otal sense to me.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Hey Linda...
Yep...like it or not, it's our right and duty to vote. It scares me as well !
Thanks for cominmg by this morning !

Hermit's Baby Sis said...

Amen to all! Let's just pray that something, somehow, begins to make sense before November ~

Happy Flag Day to all - hope you're waving yours proudly. It's till "The Home of the Free, because of the Brave".

HermitJim said...

Hey Sis...
I certainly hope that it does. I got a bad feeling about this one, though.
Thanks for coming over today!

JO said...

I just wish the mess was over with already!

I would love coffee on patio this morning it sure is a beautiful one right now

ladyhawthorne said...

I wish it was all over already too, I'm sick of it. And I also wish that folks would learn & remember that we are supposed to be a constitutional republic. Democracy is really just mob rule. And we definitely need to get rid of the outdated electoral college thing.

I think a popular vote only and no more parties, just let people run for office on their own merits.

Time for an overhaul of epic proportions!

deborah harvey said...

remember, whatever the 'officials' do, you have the write-in vote!

HermitJim said...

Hey Jo...
Yeah...I'm quickly getting full of it. Here is no rain or wind, but kinda warm !
Thanks for dropping by today !

Hey Lady Hawthorne...
I have never been a fan of the electoral college. Crazy if you ask me !
Thanks for the visit today !

Hey Deborah...
That's right ! I almost forgot about the write in.
Thanks for coming over today!