Pre-Election Campaigns

Today someone sent me a photo of Donald Trump supposedly imitating and mocking a handicapped person; which of course sent me into a rage. Not anger, rage. Rage that the freedom of the press can so malign any individual in the guise of “News”.

Besides the horrific rise in false advertising due to the internet and the ability to graphically alter any photo, any caption; it generated my thinking process to what is really of value in presenting ideas to secure voter’s favor? What are truly key issues that a country should address in bringing balance into a country so torn and disheveled due to following the dictates of the Guinness Records for “firsts”.

Is it discussing the issue of abortion? Or is it the variations of marriage? Or addressing what is marriage? Is it shamelessly looking the other way when presented with the absolute possibility of blindsiding your constituents if they follow a strategic command issued by you outside of the current situation? Or is it a popularity contest? Or just another judicial ‘quilting bee’?

Which brought me to thinking about marriage, and my parents. I am in full support of marriage, if it is something that is truly a blessing to both individuals. Individuals, yes!  A marriage is a blending together, a harmonious melding of two equally valuable and contributing strengths.  And I thought of my parents. They slept in the same double bed until the last 5 years of their marriage, my mom then 82 and my dad, 70 years of age. That, for me, indicated a lot of love, respect and admiration.  They both snored louder than any freight train.  Both talked in their sleep.  But their love and respect of each other overshadowed all annoyances, and they actually slept in the same double bed for 42 years.  That is a commitment to someone you know brings out the best in you, and you in them. But is this truly a concern of Government? Should our Government be interested in what constitutes “marriage”?  Really? Seriously?

My point?  What a horror to expect anyone to stay in a marriage because they have made a public vow when lives change; relationships can begin on devious, hidden and ulterior motives that are not realized until years later.  My parents were always very open and communicative with not only each other, but others as well; but as I have experienced in life, most people are not. Most people are not secure enough in themselves to be open, vulnerable and communicative. So why should the government enforce regulations binding persons into a relationship of hell.  Is that really a topic that should be of governmental decision?  Really?  Seriously?

And that brought me to abortion. There is no religion, there is no law, there is no entity which would ever allow me to stand in support of a woman not being able to terminate a pregnancy, if she so desires, when it is the result of incestuous relations or rape or anything outside of a mutual endorsement of awareness of creating a being from the two souls. I find it completely outside of my scope of endorsement to bring any form of honor to that which was completely the act of dishonor.  As my dad would have said, “if you plant a seed, beware, you will reap a harvest, and you owe society the provision of being able to properly care for that harvest”. Which brings me further on this subject to say, “in my opinion” I am fully in support ofGgovernment surgically sterilizing criminals and men and women who live on, or work the streets. But again, are these truly issues for the Government to focus on?  Really?  Seriously?

And back to square one. Are these issues that Government Rule should be concerned with?  Are these issues that should be vocalized on the campaign trails?  Really?  Seriously?

I know my vote will go to the best application of how taxes are taken equally from all, no matter the income earned. Of rewriting Social Security that in order to collect at 65, you must have first worked in this country for a minimum of 20 years, and contributed at least a base amount of your income to Social Security fund (which such a law would do away with immigrating relatives in order that they can collect Social Security of which they have never made a contribution towards). Of finding improvements for national health care (and allowing families to include their aged family members if they so wish to pay for it on their program), national security and defense, foolproof immigration vetting, care programs for veterans, seniors and the mentally and physically challenged.  Bringing manufacturing and productions back into our country, increasing the opportunities of small community self-employments.

All of the above is only the frosting on the cake of a very, very monumental decision of whom we now have to make a choice thereof; and I have mentioned just a few of the key items important in determining my personal voter’s checklist.

But discussion of marriage rights, abortion rights?  Really?  Seriously?  Or are we really shadowing the determination of the next Guinness Record?


My Reflection on Current Politics

With the passing of Rob Ford this morning in Toronto, I wanted to write my reflection on current politics.

First let me say, no matter how Rob Ford lived his life, he is now being blessed by God, and no one can take that from him.

I find it interesting that people have at last discovered “we have the power in our/the vote!”

Far too long, people have either not voted or mistakenly believed that wealth meant proper discipline and operation of our country(s), and thus voted for the most popular wealthiest politician whom seemed the most popular among the rich and appointed.

I do not think that anyone would disagree that it was a brilliant and influential press campaign that secured President Obama’s two terms in the White House.

But I am seeing that people are finally awakening, so to speak. People are realizing that yes, if the middle and lower classes do their due diligence and get out and vote, we can decide on who runs our country(s).

I say we, as to this moment in time, I was born into, and have remained, in the lower half income earners in my country.

But I am impressed and I am thrilled that a very large majority of people have finally realized that they do have the power through the power of the vote to determine the direction of a country, and things are not as they have always been.

The current USA election has revealed this change in the majority of people’s perceptions.  And, I must confess, the political debates have exposed characteristics coming from individuals I found to be shocking, and of whom I would never have detected these less than quality characteristics to have dwelt within them, except for the expose the current arena of the political debates has revealed.  And for that, I am relieved to know in advance, rather than after the fact of the inner voice of traditional politicians.

It would appear that history is carving new paths; my first awareness of a form of grass roots political identity was Toronto’s Mayor Rob Ford.  Not by any determination possessing any Political Savvy, nor a Suave demeanor, Rob Ford proved he could identify and relate with the middle and lower class of people, people who form the largest voting demographic in North, Central and South Americas. And for that, he became the Mayor of Canada’s largest city.  No matter how you lived, God is now blessing you Rob Ford!  And no one will ever be able to take that crown away from you.

Next, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whom had no political identity (except as being the son of a past PM), with no business administration experience, yet, he captured the imagination of the middle and lower classes with the hope perhaps he could identify with their needs, wants and dire to escape the confines of their restrictions imposed upon them purely by lack of not being born into the privileged silver bowl of the highest society.

And that brings me to Mr. Donald Trump. I hope sir, you are able to obtain the office of the White House. You have never been anything but “authentic” throughout your entire campaign. And although at times, iridescently rough on the edges, I do believe you will do your utmost to execute change within the USA and emerge as a worthy president for the people of the United States of America. Interesting how your campaign has brought to the surface the hidden afflictions of your opponents, both within your party and without.

In closing I must add, as much as I as any woman, would love to see a woman in the highest position of government, I do not extend any respect towards Hilary Clinton.

I see in her the female epitome of the male chauvinism of pomp, wealth and power that it appears the common people are rising up against, At LAST!  To quote one of the evening talk show hosts, “Hilary, you keep lying, and say that you have never lied!”  “Is this a reflection on the characteristics of your husband, and what worked for him, may indeed work for you, when he claimed he had never had sex outside of his marriage?”  A term which he tried desperately to redefine the common tried and true understanding of marriage and sex outside of.  Hilary, you are just a counterpart of what the middle and lower class voters are trying desperately to be rid of, double talking politicians who only want to get richer and increase the titles on their names!

God Bless Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, God Bless Mr. Donald Trump, the next 4 to 8 years will reveal the changes which are yet to come.