Down south of the border in the good old U.S. of A. it’s not even candidate campaign political rhetoric anymore — it’s just plain nauseating nonsense coming out of the mouths of presidential hopefuls.
To think, one of the contenders will run a country. What lessons does this month’s U.S. election teach children in North America, especially in the United States?
It teaches kids it’s OK to bully, spout lies and obscenities, spread rumours and be ruthlessly mean. Way to go U.S. political system. You’d think it would change over the many years this has happened. Every election, the electorate says it is finished with these types of elections but each election the same old same old happens. Why?
Voters can make the change. Even in Canada, election reform is a reality but voters become lazy and simply bend over and swing the white flag to surrender. When in fact, all that needs to be done is voters need to stand up and say, “We’re not going to take it,” just like Twisted Sister did. Sure, we’re no Dee Sniders, but we do have the voice and power to make changes to a flawed system in need of reform both in Canada and especially in the U.S.
There are so many issues right now in the U.S. including much needed gun control reform (the debate goes on), perhaps a change in police training techniques, better health care, better living wages, tolerance, empathy, and the list goes on and on.
Most Americans, no doubt, want more but for some reason they falter at the polls. If most Americans put as much effort into making their politicians change the way elections are held, like they do with other causes dear to them, then anything could get done. It might take time, but something needs to be kick-started. Perhaps, Americans can turn to Kickstarter or similar sites to raise funds for election reform.
Elections are a chance for voters to have a voice. Why aren’t politicians listening? There’s only one president and/or prime minister and a whole bunch of other guys and gals making up government but there’s millions and millions of people (voters). Why then do the people of the U.S. right now let two people (they don’t even like, according to various sources) possibly run the country?
Instead of rallying behind the two contenders, why not simply ask for two others to step up or be in the running? As Trump has said many times on his TV show, “You’re fired.”
Fire both the candidates running and find two new ones. Surely, there’s two better qualified to run the U.S. of A. Isn’t there?