The older I get, the less I understand. This is especially true of our political system. By the time I graduated from college over thirty years ago, with a double major in Business Administration and Political Science, I thought I had an insight into our political system second to none. Alas, as I have grown older I have become a bit jaded about our political system of electing representatives and holding them accountable to the wishes of the voters.
I guess I watched too much television about the medieval period where there was a ruling class and everybody else. In my mind, it seems our system is evolving into a similar system of a ruling class and everybody else. Don’t get me wrong. I love the United States of America and believe our political system has the potential to return to the intent of our founding fathers. But for now I fell like I am a villager, and our current political leadership is terrorizing us. I am not blaming a particular political party because too many politicians from all walks of life have forgotten they were elected when they were villagers.
So here it goes, my site Terrorize The Villagers, goes online to encourage open and frank discussions about how the villagers can once again have a voice in the political system.
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I guess I’m showing my age, but I don’t quite understand how Hilliary Clinton is still running for President. Am I alone in comparing her actions to those of Richard Nixon in Watergate. In the case of Nixon, the press and the congress went full steam ahead on the allegations until he resigned. So why is the press and congress giving Clinton a free pass? Shame on them. In the case of Nixon he did not want to resign, but George Bush had the intestinal fortitude to confront him in writing and tell him what he did was wrong and that Nixon should resign. Is there no person in the Democratic leadership that has the strength to confront Clinton and … Continue reading →
Daily reminder that there’s no such thing as a free donut. #NationalDonutDay pic.twitter.com/SoIm48nFRT — Students For Liberty (@sfliberty) June 3, 2016 … Continue reading →
I’m feeling especially downtrodden as I write this so please pass along to Trump, Clinton, Cruz, and Sanders if you see them. Where’s the beef? I’m tired of the name calling and mudslinging. Please lower the rhetoric about each other and truly spell out your vision for the future of our country so we can decide which of you is worthy to lead our great nation. I feel like you candidates are pandering to every demographic group a pollster can find and you are missing the big picture. Here’s a few things I think about as a “villager”. I sure would enjoy a response from a candidate before the election. We are a great nation and should be the world’s … Continue reading →
I have to confess that I view the news media with more than a bit of skepticism. In my lifetime the news media has evolved from reporting the news to interpreting the news. It feels as if us “villagers” just don’t have the intelligence to listen to politicians and form our own opinion. Thank goodness the media will interpret the truth for us. The media reminds me of an infamous comment made by a politician in the not so distant past who said, “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is. Sounds like another way way to say I will define the truth for you and you should accept my definition. If you watch a variety of … Continue reading →
OK folks, clear your minds, take a deep breath, and try to follow me on this one. John Kasich and Ted Cruz have formed an “alliance” with the goal of denying the Republican presidential nomination to Donald Trump. When I first heard this, I had visions of the back room of the bar filled with cigar smoke and a group of “political elites” deciding who the next presidential nominee will be for the Republicans. OK, I know this is probably a bit from the truth, in today’s world the “political elites” were a diverse group of men and women who were smoking electronic cigarettes. As my mind continued to wander I went back to the early part of the century … Continue reading →
Does the national debt worry anyone besides me? I have to believe at some point the debt burden will at some point be so great that it will lead to a great depression. As I think about retirement I worry that the money I have paid in will be “confiscated” to deal with the debt and I won’t be able to retire. But my biggest concern is for my children and grandchildren. Honestly, they did not elect the people who have saddled our nation with this debt. However, they may face a lifetime of a lower lifestyle than my generation because of this enormous debt. It is not reasonable that the “villagers”, you and me, demand that our government enact … Continue reading →
I believe that a lack of term limits for members of the House of Representatives and the Senate are part of the reason that there is gridlock and animosity in Washington DC. The members are often too engrossed in the activities to maintain their office and don’t pay attention to governing. If term limits were in place maybe elected officials would be more diligent about doing what it best for the country rather than doing what is best for their re-election. Another reason for term limits is there is a need for “new blood” in Washington DC on a regular basis. Sure, I understand the seniority system and that it can benefit a state if they have senior members in … Continue reading →