You Say You Want Change

But you never actually do anything about it.  Oh, sure, you elected that hope and change guy, but he ended up pretty much like the rest; in some cases worse, as no President before him ordered the assassination of children by drone.

Yet you clamor, you complain.  You do everything except take responsibility.  See, the responsibility for the failing of the US Congress and Executive branch, heck, the failures at all levels, can be directly traced back to your action.

You elected these people.

Sure, you had to pick from the lesser of two evils in some cases; maybe you even believed what they stood for, or believed they were fighting the good fight, and it’s the other team who is to blame.  While one team is more a passing team, and one is more a running team, they are both playing football when we need to be playing, I don’t know, cribbage.

I’m here to help!  If you follow these simple instructions at all levels of government the next opportunity you have to vote, we can slowly, steadily, create change.  (Note:  I’m using Maryland as an example.  Rules in your state primary elections may differ.)

Step 1:  If you vote in the primary election (are a Republican or a Democrat) go to the polling place.  NOTHING changes if you don’t bother to show up

Step 2:  For each office, find the name of the person holding that office.  Vote for someone else.

Step 3:  If there is no incumbent running for office, vote for the one who does not have the same last name as someone who is in office or has been in office (In Baltimore, those names might include Rawlings, Curran, Mitchell, etc.)

Step 4:  In the General Election, for each office, find the name of the incumbent (unless that person lost in the primary!).  Vote for someone else.

Step 5:  Again, if there is no incumbent, vote for the one who does not have the same last name as someone who is in or has been in office.  Include in this group anyone running who was in a lesser office previously (For example, the Lieutenant Governor running for Governor, or Congressman running for Senate).

Step 6:  Repeat as needed, most likely for twenty to forty years.

You don’t have to vote against your conscience, at almost every level there are “third party” candidates running who closely mirror your political viewpoints.  On the off chance there are not certainly in most instances, the R and the D on the ballot agree on 80% or more issues.  If you really just can’t vote for the other team, then just don’t vote for that office.

The key here is to STOP REWARDING THESE PEOPLE YOU SAY CONTINUE TO FAIL.  Stop treating politics like it’s your team vs their team, and for goodness sake, stop giving your team a free pass.

Maybe your children will get to see some real political change.


About Paul Stagg

Husband, lifter, MBA in Baltimore, MD. Will post about Powerlifting, politics, Classical Liberalism, Economics, building wealth, self improvement, productivity, heavy music, wine, food, beer, and almost anything else. View all posts by Paul Stagg

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