By: Wayne Brown
I have been contemplating the dirty side of American politics a bit. I am fascinated that there are individuals who actually want these jobs who are willing to wade into the mudslinging charade known as politics. On the one hand, I think, maybe I should be proud that there are people willing to serve. On the other, I realize that far too many of them are drawn to the job for all the wrong reasons. In the end, we gain yet another determined career politician only interested in filling their pockets and exercising as much power as possible in the process. Politics in America has come to a sad state of affairs.
I find myself wondering if there is anything more low-life than a crooked American politician who is willing to take bribes or misuse taxpayer money. One that cannot remember who the last bribe came from or when taxes are due. What could be lower on the totem pole than such an individual given that they are also American citizens who have been given “the will of the people” and has been entrusted with our hard-earned dollars and our much valued liberty. Can there be anything worse? The answer is yes!
I have decided that one of the lowest forms of human scum vermin on the earth is the American citizen who would use their knowledge and access to sway elections. These individuals falsify documents, over or under count voting boxes, and reprogram computers all in the name of changing the outcome of an election. And for what might you ask? Well, it is likely a number of things that run the gambit but in too many instances just plain greed.
These are individuals who would cheat their peer citizens in the polling booth in order to receive personal gain for themselves. These are people who smirk at the idea of getting away with their actions and actually get a thrill in doing so. These are people who take pride in the fact that their actions did sway the outcome of what otherwise should have been a fair democratic process. These people are scum, low-life scum.
What political party of any ethical fiber would resort to undermining the electoral process in its own country? How could you go out on the campaign trail and talk about what is best for America; how you want to make it better; how you want to help people and how proud you are to be an American who subscribes to the democratic principles this country was founded on? How can you do that and then slid money or gifts under the table to people in order to manipulate the voting system and the results. Could there be any better definition of a hypocrite?
If there is a basis for the death penalty, then I think it is justified to the Nth degree in situations such as this. There are those who assign labels to it that run the gambit from human error to voter fraud, neither of which sound too over the top. Let’s get real about it and call it what it is based on its intent. It is treason, treason of the highest order. Is there a crime against a nation that is more serious? The impact of the crime deprives the voting public of their choice and thus also thwarts the “will of the people”. No doubt, it is treason and should be prosecuted as such so that any individual who would consider stooping low enough to cheat the voters of America will know that the price to be paid is ultimately high and terribly unforgiving in nature.
Our republic is sustained on the backs of citizens who, for the most part are honest, hard-working people. Their expectation is to be able to cast their vote and be heard when the time comes. If by chance their choice for office loses in an honest and forthright election, then so be it. The people have spoken and the choice has been made. Most folks will then try to buck up and hope for the best for America. But when that choice goes the other way because of dishonest actions, the choice has not been made in an honest manner and the people have been cheated. The entire process becomes a sham and people begin to lose faith in the democratic process. This potential threat alone should be enough to assign the highest criminal charges to anyone caught in the act of manipulating elections. Our country and our citizens deserve that assurance.
We are rapidly becoming a country which is numb to shock. We absorb so much through the media on a daily basis and we tolerate so much now within our society with a shrug of the shoulder and silence. We accept lies and flimsy excuses from dirty politicians who are laughing at us behind our backs because we are willing to believe such crap. We allow these people to carry out their deceptions, succeed at their actions, and then reward them for it by re-electing them. We swallow their deceit hook, line, and sinker an they laugh in our face while they work on their next scam. We are a sad lot.
The citizens of America must demand the highest standards at the polling both. Rules and regulations should treat voter registrations, voting machines, and ballots like they were nuclear weapons…no single individuals should be left alone in their presence. Everything is verified and counter-verified and every single vendor, technician, and volunteer is checked out in detail to validate that they are honest, reliable individuals. The American voter deserves that level of respect and it is the responsibility of those we elect to office to fulfill those requirements, today, tomorrow, and forever. The American taxpayer and voter deserves no less than to be assured that our elective process is free of this vermin scum of humanity.
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