Friday, June 24, 2016

We Are Doing This To Ourselves

We have two prospective US presidential candidates neither of which are appealing or really acceptable. One seems to be reckless, egotistical and in many ways, dangerous. The other seems to think the rules do not apply to her and who has repeated leadership failures in her record.

We do this to ourselves because we don't hold people accountable anymore. People can fail and let us down over and over and as long as they benefit our view, we support them.  A US President can lie to a grand jury, but no problem. The senior law enforcement person for the entire company can act that way and ultimately in the end, it doesn't matter. That same person can have severe moral failures in office and again, we don't care.

We have presidents who seem to not follow the rule of law and we have other presidents who seem to do things to benefit their friends. No problem.

We have senior state officials with repeated violations but he is still in office.
We have county clerks with DUIs in their past but are running for office again. No problem.

Our state is running a huge deficit yet some think our governor would be a great VP for one of those candidates above. Here is an idea, let's hold her and the state legislature accountable and vote them all out.

I think we need to applaud when local community people get involved, do the research and decide to stand up and be counted. More of us need to do the same. We need less career politicians and more teachers, engineers, doctors and the like running for office. Even for just one term. And we need to celebrate these people.

5 comments:

  1. And what about those job hoppers! Going from one public office to another, getting elected simply because people recognize their name.

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  2. Very good points, and to further understand what is happening, we are getting what we deserve. Some very wise men told us that our democracy was designed only for a moral people and would not work if America loses her moral compass and it people cease to be good. Mike O'Neal

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    1. Mike, are right. We've lost our compass and we are proud that we've lost that compass.

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  3. Agreed! I'm hoping an ex-football player that I was in high school with gets elected!

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    1. Good luck to your friend. We need new leadership everywhere.

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