Blog by VONNIE DAVIS -- International, Award-Winning Romance Author: Adventurous...Humorous...Amorous.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Monday Musings and Mumblings


I rarely talk about politics. Not that I don't care or don't study the candidates because I do both. I just don't want to join in the shouting fray. I can make up my own mind, thank you very much. I don't need you to scream your choice at me or try to ram your views down my throat in an effort to change my mind. Frankly, I'm too hardheaded for that to ever happen.

In like manner, I respect you too much to influence you. That's NOT what this post is about. I'm a registered Independent because I refuse to be put into a box. I don't vote per party; I vote per person. Therein lies the problem.

Gather close.

I have a confession.

In many ways, I am an idealist.

I think anyone we vote into office in the Senate or House of Representative, the White House or the Governor's Mansion--even the School Board--should be a superior person.

  • Not only in intellect, but...
  • wisdom
  • experience--the quality of it, not the politics of it
  • courage to stand for what is right
  • truthfulness
  • devotion to voters, and 
  • love for justice, not the influential.

Folks, we aren't getting it.

I look at those serving in offices across the land. Many are fat cats. Not just in weight, but in bribes the likes of which you and I will never know as we compare the prices of different brands of peanut butter and cereals.

The idealist in me, the American in me, wants to see the beauty of their character. But on both sides of the aisle, in the balcony, and within the aisle, itself, I'm seeing the failure of character. I watch the debates and ask myself...

IS THIS THE BEST OUR COUNTRY CAN OFFER US?

My thoughts are not only relegated to the upcoming presidential election, but to many elections. The candidates' gene pools seem strange, folks. Pardon my French, as they say, but there's no other way for me to put it. Some candidates' gene pools have a turd in them. Do you know what I'm saying? So, again I ask. Is this the best our country can offer us? With all the bright college graduates, savvy housewives who've raised five children on a shoestring budget, and upstanding men who work two jobs to keep hearth and home together. This...this is the best of our country.

Yet these shouting, empty promising yahoos, with hidden agendas,  are what we're offered? What a sad state of affairs.

I end this with three pieces of advice. 1.) Educate yourselves on all candidates. 2.) Vote. 3.) Let's get the turds out of the gene pool.

8 comments:

Jannine Gallant said...

I think the problem is that anyone with a BRAIN in their head would never want to work in the cesspool that is our political arena. So the majority of those rising to the top are (as you so colorfully put it) turds. Megalomaniacs and candidates bought by people with a lot more money than integrity. And getting any of them to work together is a pipe dream. The best we can do is vote to keep the really scary ones out of office...

Liz Flaherty said...

I loved this, Vonnie. I think it should be required reading for all social studies classes!

Angela Adams said...

Bravo, Vonnie! You can't see me, but right now I'm giving you a standing ovation!!!

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

Yes, Jannine, our political arena is a cesspool. Too much dumping by lobbyists.

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

Thanks, Liz.

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

LOL. Sit down, Angela. Hugs!

Janice Hougland said...

You are absolutely correct, Vonnie. Instead of striving for ever higher standards, our political and government systems, our so-called "servants of the people" (ha!) have sunk to new lows. Civics and social studies...and even world and U.S. history are not taught as required classes in our schools. Can you imagine that stupidity!?

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

You've got to be kidding me! No civics? Oh my. Thanks for stopping by.