by Jalapenoman on 13/04/15 at 4:11 pm
My political thought for the day: (satireworld.com)
Apparently, four people have announced their candidacy for the office of President in the 2016 elections: Democrat Clinton and Republicans Cruz, Rubio, and Paul. There may be more, but I am aware of those four.
I have heard several people say that “it’s time for a Mexican/Hispanic President” or “it’s time for a woman President.”
Actually… isn’t it really about time for a President that we can be proud of? Isn’t it about time that this country elects a person based on his morals, values, ethics, integrity, intelligence, insight, and character rather than on his/her political party, race, gender, or looks?
Six years ago, people were saying that it was about time that this country had a black President. What did that get us? The only President in our history ever to hold the office that is/was worse than Dubya!
In my lifetime, we have had Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Dubya, and Obama in office. Not one of them was a man that I could be proud to say was my President (though Ford didn’t really have enough time to screw up that much). Several, including the current one, cheated on their wives. Most were nothing more than crooked politicians. Three were totally inept in office. Some were just figureheads for their party.
Yes, Kennedy got us out of a financial crisis, but what about the Bay of Pigs, his multiple affairs, putting us into Vietnam, the huge voter fraud in Illinois that pushed him over the top, and bugging the Republican Campaign headquarters (where do you think that Nixon got the idea from in 1972)?
Everyone that came after that was just as bad, if not worse.
So instead of wanting a Mexican or a red head or a woman or an American Indian,… I just want someone that I can trust and admire in the office. I want someone who is good at domestic policy, foreign policy, economic policy, and that can keep his/her pants zipped. I wants someone who appoints cabinet secretaries and advisers because they know that area of expertise, not because they gave big campaign contributions or lost their Senate seat in the last election. I want someone who puts this Country and the Constitution above their party and their reelection campaign.
It doesn’t matter to me if this person is a man or a woman. I don’t care if he/she is a Republican or a Democrat or a Libertarian or is even in the Green Party or the Extremely Silly Party. I don’t care if they are white, black, oriental, hispanic, native American, martian, or mixed race. I don’t care if they are Catholic, Baptist, Mormon, Lutheran, Jehovah’s Witness, Methodist, Seventh Day Adventist, Episcopalian, Christian Scientist, Jewish, or Church of Christ.
They just need to be a good person in head and in heart and meet the qualifications for the office and do what they know to be legally, morally, and ethically right. That is the type of person that I could be proud of as my President.
Unfortunately, we’ll probably just elect another politician!