I’m ready for this election to be over with. I know there’s still two months left before we get to decide who our leader will be for the next four years, but I’m about ready to run naked through the streets, screaming at the top of my lungs. That’s right. I’m that close to being dressed in a backwards jacket with my hands tied behind me and made to live in a padded room.
But, have no fear. I think I have a solution. First, though, let me tell you why I think my solution is the best way to overcome what I see as a frightening future—at least a frightening next four years.
I’ve been around the block a time or two, and have lived through a few presidential elections. What I’ve noticed is disturbing. It doesn’t always wind up this way, but too often it does, and that is what might be wrong with this country.
You see, in the course of human history, okay, in the course of the history of the United States, things do not always wind up the best for the little people of the world. You and me. We’re the little people. At least most of the people that read what I write are the little people. If you’re not a little person, then you might not like what you’re about to read.
We have a two party system in this country, one party that leans left and one party that leans right. When we voters finally decide which leaner we want to lead this country, we’ve only got two options, left or right. Very seldom do we find a candidate for the Office of The Presidency that walks the fence, occasionally leaning a little right and occasionally leaning a little left. They attempt to appease all of us by not offending any of us. We don’t have that option this year.
When we finally vote and put an end to all of the political crap bombarding us from every which way, we have a tough decision to make. We can keep the current right leaning man in office, or we can let a left leaning man have a shot at screwing things up.
Currently we have…I think you know what we have, don’t you? If you don’t, I want to know what rock you’ve been living under. If we don’t like what we’ve got, we can elect the left leaner and face a future of uncertainty.
In the course of our political history the pendulum of political thinking has swung far right, and then far left. Very seldom does it stop in the middle. This year will not be one of those times when the pendulum stops in the middle. We can choose to stay far right, as we are now, or we can choose to swing to the left. We can trade our strict conservative political thinking for a more socialist leaning adventure.
But I have a solution. It will put an end to much of the chaos in the United States, and probably the world. All we have to do is realize that our current political field needs to be stirred up and rebaked. For too long our politicians have been running rampant, never accomplishing what they’ve promised, and not showing much concern for the people who put them where they are. The people in Washington, DC need to chill just a bit. Well, maybe a whole lot.
You either vote for this man, or else face another four years of what we have currently or four years of uncertainty. I propose that each and every one of us write in the name of Willie Nelson for President. What? A pot smoking country crooner can’t get the job done? I think he’d do a whole helluva lot better than either of the choices on the ballot today. Just imagine. He’d fire one up for breakfast and stroll through the day without a worry on his mind. I’m even betting he’d be able to get quite a few of the other leaders in the world to join him. There’d definitely be fewer armed conflicts and more cooperation. It might take ole Willie a couple of years to accomplish that, but imagine how peaceful the next four years would be.
To back up what I suggest, may I introduce you to Peter Dawson:
Good night, Mrs. Jackson, wherever you are.