Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not about to name names and write about the stupid people holding office at the local, state, and federal levels. I would be spending all my time doing that. I prefer to write these blow-hard idiots into my tales of horror and be rather unkind to them. Of course, I change the names to protect the innocent: that being me. No laughter please.
I am a liberal/conservative/independent. What does that mean? I vote for issues and people and not along party lines for everything. The independent part of who I am says I am my own man. Sounds cool, huh? I can't and won't be bought out.
Get ready to take some notes. Here I go:
1. Let's say the incumbent - for any office - bugs you and does nothing you like. Don't vote for him/her.
2. Primary time comes around and you don't like the people running against the incumbent. They share the same opinions as the guy you want out of office. Don't vote for them either.
3. You could work on behalf of a write in candidate now if you find one. If you don't, then go to #4.
4. You're in the voting booth at election time. You look at the candidate for the other party. Oh, oh. Another idiot.
5. At this point, don't just settle for the best of the bad. Don't vote for any of them. Write yourself in. You're laughing now. Don't. I was elected to office twice. By one vote the first time. Mine. By two votes the second time. Mine and one other person's. Yes, no one voted for anyone else.
One other thing you can do is to vote for an unproven person who shares a lot of your ideas: if you are fortunate enough to find such a person. If you're not, go to #5 above.
Truth be told, I don't like any of the Washington politicians. None. Kind of harsh, huh? They need to earn my trust and respect and they're not doing it. You might not feel this way, but that's okay. You don't see a list of folks for office that I'm supporting on this post. Use your head when you vote and you'll be just fine.
One other point. Even if a candidate holds the same spiritual beliefs as mine, I will not vote for that person if it becomes a part of her/his platform. We need a separation of church and state. My opinion again. I'm not running for anything, so you can either use this post as a simple statement of fact, or you can disregard it.
One thing I do know is that there will be quite a few write in votes when I'm in the booth.