I'm getting tired of the political campaigns. To look at the ads on TV not one of the candidates is worth a penny. If you believe the ads we have a choice between a liar and a cheat. I can't tell what a single one of the candidates stands for. They are all against taxes and they'll make sure that our area will get all the money our liar (or cheat) can get into the budget. They'll also lower taxes so we won't have to pay for anything! What a wonderful world we live in, we can get everything for nothing! P.T. Barnum was right, there is a sucker born every minute, and he is us. We need to get back to real campaigning with debates and fistfights and duels and the like. I can't say what I would do if elected, but I hope that I could keep some of the honor and trust that my folks taught me. Washington does seem to change people, I suppose they have to go along to get along.
The polarization of our nation concerns me. It seems that both major parties do their best to continue the rift. True politics is the art of compromise, not backbiting and backstabbing. It's hard to work a compromise with a person you have just called a lying sonofabitch. Those elected need to understand that they represent us all, not just those who voted for the winner.
I don't mind paying taxes, but I want everybody to pay their fair share. I want good roads and good schools and public libraries and parks and public swimming pools and police and fire and the list is nearly endless. My Dad taught me that you never get something for nothing, you have to pay your dues. I don't see why people don't understand that. You can make a good argument for all those things I mentioned and even though you may not use some of those things, their existence makes this a better place to live. Pay your dues folks, you can't take it with you and your kids will just blow it. Enjoy life, enjoy the gifts God and the government give you.