So what do we do after the elections?
Well, the election will be over by the time you read this editorial, but I had to submit it before we knew who the next president would be.
You may be one of those select few readers of future events that already know the outcome, but I am not.
What I do see is the heaviest voter turnout for an election in history.
Isn’t that interesting?
How many of you are voting for the first time, or for the first time in a long time?
How many of you are voting out of fear, or spite?
I am always glad when the voter turnout is heavy. At least we have a chance of electing someone the people actually support.
I have ranted about low voter turnout on many occasions and won’t waste the space here…just read one of the prior editorials.
Let’s just focus on a few issues facing our country right now.
We have more than 150,000 troops fighting in two wars at this time.
We have insurgents working against us in Pakistan, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and the list goes on.
We are in a jihad with the radical Muslim extremists and they will never quit.
ExxonMobil reported its highest quarter earnings, ever, and it set new world records.
Is it just me or can anyone else see that when gasoline went from $1 to $2 the profits doubled?
Can anyone else see that when gas went from $2 to $3 profits soared?
Are we surprised they set new records when it went to $4 per gallon?
I am sick of the pencil pushers attempting to tell me about supply and demand…production…costs…etc.
Let’s face it, the oil industry has us by the throat and we just keep bleeding at the pumps because no-one will do anything about it.
Our country is in a recession; our financial markets are in turmoil; our business and industry leaders are all a bunch of crooks looking for the biggest profit and largest payrolls in the history of the world.
Businesses that have been around for 150 plus years are facing closure because of greed and a complete lack of ethics and morals.
You and I are bailing out the thieves and liars who caused our economic meltdown.
In a way I am glad to see the high voter turnout.
Perhaps is will have a ripple effect at the next election also.
Perhaps you and I will remember that our government leaders have failed the people.
Perhaps you will remember how our nation has fallen into moral decay as well as financial decay.
I ask you…are there any reasons why we can’t vote out all of those useless, fat cat congressmen and senators who don’t give tinkers damn about you or your family?
Is there any reason why we can’t elect a whole new set of politicians?
Our founding fathers were wise enough to realize that power corrupts and they were gave us the opportunity to hold our government accountable.
This is an important election and the results will be with us for at least two years.
In two years we get to vote again for senators and congressmen and we should send a message with that vote also.
Start at the local level and just move up the ladder.
It is time for accountability and a return to the moral and ethical values that were once the hallmark of our national heritage.
Just say nope the dopes and vote them out of office.