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By Dorothy Anne Seese
Electioneering has become slightly more than televised and printed insults, lies, slurs and an insult to the intelligence of the American voter, worse this time than it was even in Election 2000. This makes me angry since we have many issues, domestic and foreign, that need real solutions, not a lot of hype, lies, trivia, glossing, airbrushing and ignoring (as in our southern border).
That two candidates, each worth millions, can "identify with me" or "feel my pain" is absurd. Don't give me or any other American voter that kind of bullshoot. Come up with something intelligent, don't tell me you have a plan, show me! And while you are showing me, allow me to think for myself whether you or your opponent has the better plan. If I am taking the time to listen to you, I'll want to know what the other fellow has to say also, unless I am a party diehard and then it doesn't matter what the other side says, they're wrong (whether they are or not, party diehards see it that way). But if I am a student, a graduate going into the labor market, a skilled or unskilled worker, I want to work. If I am older (and I fit this category) then I want to know that the "Social Security insurance trust" - a damned lie from the start - will keep paying me my return on investment from forty-two years of work and FICA deductions so I don't have to beg or sell pencils. If I have family in the Middle East war, I want to know how soon that person will be returned home, alive, unharmed and not sacrificed on a war in which I did not believe and did not want. We supported the war in Afghanistan, it made sense. The jump to what became the war in Iraq did not. Now there are no guarantees in war other than winning it or pulling out of it, I want to know what our plan is to turn the Middle East mess over to the various nations who know more about that culture than the US ever has. We're still stuck in Aladdin's lamp and think Rudolph Valentino is the Sheikh of Araby as far as understanding the culture and direction of the various Middle Eastern countries. We, Americans, will never belong there and they don't want to be like us! So get us out and stay away from meddling in foreign nations other than covert operations for our national security.
The twits who believe all this hogwash that gives something for everyone and lowers taxes too is living in a world that doesn't exist. They are party diehards, not thinking voters. Some former party diehards are rethinking their party's position, but have concluded that there is no one who is going to win the presidency other than one of the present R or D candidates. That being said, what is obviously needed is a mandate from the people against American hegemony around the world, more self-sufficiency and less globalism, and an "America First for Americans" program that will start us on the way to recovering the nation we lost during the past twenty years, including the right of free speech, the right of choice as to religion and the free exercise thereof, and the right to keep and bear arms.
It is a shame and an insult that candidates have to slur one another before a world that is clearly hostile to America and our way of life as they perceive it. Most of them do not know the extent to which we do not live in a free country as we once did. There are pressures from every side that could be ignored by the parties and integrated into an overall plan to restore America. Instead, we have a plan to dictate to the world, and the only difference is which route to take to accomplish what should never be an American goal.
Coddling voters has become a major "strategy" in every election now, yet the voters in these voting blocs do not change. If anything they become more consolidated in their views. Some are a clear and present danger to America.
It is long past time for the American public to stand up and say "no more coddling" and make their dissatisfaction known. The crimes against the American people occurring on the southern border would turn most American stomachs if as much were shown about what is going on in Cochise County, Arizona as we show about Iraq on television. If we can boycott certain manufacturers and retailers, we can boycott certain media. The people simply aren't using their power because there is an extent to which the people do not know which way to express their outrage without ending up in jail. That's because there aren't enough numbers in protest and in boycotts.
For the rest of the time before election day, will the candidates please concentrate on telling us something besides how bad the other guy is? GIVE US YOUR VISION FOR AMERICA, THE PLAN TO GET IT DONE AND A FAIR STATEMENT OF WHAT IT WILL COST.
If you don't know, you don't deserve to be in the office that you seek.
About the Author
Dorothy Anne Seese is a freelance political writer for Patch Work papers and a regular contributor for The Federal Observer. Miss Seese is retired after 25 years as a legal secretary/assistant and, prior to that, over 15 years as a business systems and procedures analyst. Her hobby is freelance writing. A native of Southern California, Dorothy A. Seese resides in Sun City, Arizona. She has spent most of the past 40 years living in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area and considers Arizona her home state. We invite you to visit her website at Flagship.
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