Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Electoral College

The recent election results have brought out many cries for the elimination of the Electoral College. Many of these people calling for a purely popular vote claim it thwarts our Democracy from best representing the will of the people. Now these are generally college educated people sometimes even professors and Phds. It makes me wonder what we are teaching in our schools. We are not now nor have we ever been a democracy, the U.S.A. is a republic.

There can be grave consequences to pure democracy without a complete restructuring of our government and society. Many of the more populous states are teetering on the edge of bankruptcy California, Illinois, and New York have state pension plans in worse shape than social security. Will of the people is just a sure way of making sure those of us in fiscally more stable states will have to bail out the free spending states.

Pure democracy is a recipe for Bread and Circuses and collapse.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Who to vote for

This is the strangest presidential election season that I have ever witnessed. We've become so polarized as a country that the front runners Trump and Clinton both have no business near the white house. One being a bigoted fool and the other being a lying incompetent. The second candidates up from either party are equally odious. Cruz is so pigheaded that he would run the country over a cliff rather than allow for the slightest compromise. Sanders promises the masses bread and circus with absolutely no idea how to pay for his largess at the expense of somebody elses pocketbook.

After eight years of nearly total incompetence the best choice should be obvious. A man with vast legislative experience and working Ohio second term as governor of Ohio John Kasich. I don't agree with everything Kasich has done as governor but he is an honorable man who stands up for what he believes no matter the opposition. He also has shown that he doesn't believe he is above the law or constitution, when he tried to push a referendum through limiting public employee unions the voters narrowly defeated his referendum and he graciously accepted the result. No end runs no executive orders just the vote is the vote.

Sometimes flashy isn't the best choice choose the steady competent hand John Kasich.