It occurs to me that we’ve been doing this whole government thing wrong. We have business people running our legislative branch, lawyers running the executive branch, and judge Judy running the Supreme Court. It’s a wonder that our country has been able to function as long as it has. In a world were actions have real consequence, a majority of our political leaders would receive a pink slip for the jobs they are doing. Unfortunately, that’s not how our country works. Our political leaders are typically the people with the fattest wallet and the biggest corporate backers. It isn’t the will of the people, it’s the motivation of money.
It makes me laugh to hear people tell me that voting third party is wasting a vote. Two points here; first, if the person you voted for loses, you basically wasted your vote using “wasted vote logic”. Second, it really doesn’t matter how you vote, the Electoral College has the finally say. “The Electoral College is required to vote in line with the popular vote”, you say. Really? I think Mr. Al Gore would disagree on that statement. The problem is two-fold; we have the wrong kind of people in positions of power and corporations have too much influence on the political process.
In Corporate America, you would not find lawyers filling the position of CEO. You don’t find marketing people running law firms. You sure as hell won’t find Graduates of Underwater Basket Weaving on the bench. Then why do we allow this to happen in the highest offices of the land? Apathy! I believe that the American voter has just gotten so desensitized to the political process that we have basically given up our right to self-govern. Watch post-election video from 2008 and you will see what I’m talking about. What’s the solution? I have a couple of thoughts, but I would like to hear what you think.
Just a side note . . . I typed this on my iPad and apologize for any grammical or punctuation errors.