- Politics and Social Issues
I Could, But I Don't, And I Wouldn't...But I Will.
Once Upon A Lifetime
Millions die unborn.
The rest die in God's own time.
I'm a lucky one.
What is ahead of us?
Life with all the trimmings....
The way I figure it, the world was here before I came, will be here after I leave, and I can cope in the interim. So why should a simple thing like one election rouse my juices?
If nothing else had happened, the current 2016 Election for the presidency and control of Congress and the Supreme Court would stir any American's juices!
Can you imagine the "absolute" power that would come from one political party having some control of all three branches of our government?
Then there is the question of what our White House would look like occupied by either Mr. & Mrs. Clinton, or Mr. & Mrs. Trump?
It seems as if two families are fighting over whose male parent is the worst example for our youth, and which candidates (probably both) should be spending time in prison for fraud and breaking the laws that all more ordinary people are held accountable for.
Oh, yes, there are other candidates who have put their own reputations up for severe scrutiny and now find themselves "guilty by association" with the two leading candidates for whom a majority of Americans share an "unacceptable" opinion.
At this point those of us who must decide the winner out of all this mess can find only one likely consolation. Come November 9, 2016 (barring more hanging chads and hacked voting rosters and machines) we can all settle in to watch the winner trying to unite what they had just been working for a year to further divide.
Then, as we try to be politically and socially correct in our Christmas season's greetings and wishes, we can contemplate an inauguration of the victor, the departure to even "greener" pastures of the incumbent, and changes to our taxes, health care, the still growing national debt, and the ongoing influx of not-always-legal immigrants drawn by promises of new "pathways to citizenship."
If 2016 was an "even" year, we can rest assured that 2017 will indeed be an "odd" year.
I for one intend to maintain my sanity by dedicating at least a small portion of each day of 2017 to reminiscing.
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