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THE 2008 ELECTION WAS OVER THE TOP

There comes a time when we’ve simply had it with an election invading our privacy. We’ve maxed out from the ugly sounds of it. We have to take steps to save our sanity.  My TV will be silent for the next week.

I think it was the 2008 election going into it’s 18th month that pushed us over the edge with politicians. It’s really pretty funny. While they’re telling us how faithfully they’re going to “represent” us, they’re never at their desks at all, but are getting paid to represent themselves on a street corner somewhere. 

I guess it’s good for the economy, all those millions of dollars being spent while people go hungry all around us. It surely can’t hurt the media. And it’s not new, of course.

Politicians have always lied and been mean-spirited toward one another. But it does seem to me that the standards have changed, that no holds are barred as to false claims, that there are no limits at all. It has begun to sound like one of those toys that you wind up and turn loose. The endless sound of anger and lying is disturbing to the soul. 

So I’ll get back to what little TV I do watch after Tuesday of next week. I’ll vote, of course. I’m an American. If I don’t vote, ethically, I might lose my right to complain.

But, I have to tell you, I no longer expect anything “good for the people” to be coming from our elected “representatives.” Not from any of them. They must start out with the best of intentions, with great hopes of making a difference, and then after the votes are counted, find themselves in such a tight space, they have no options at all.

 Government is like a giant machine – too long operating from a pre-programmed state to be changed by a new face, or a new party. Yet we have to act as if, to get out and vote, and to hold on to the vision that the universe is so much bigger than any one election. Whether or not we can see it, the eternal laws are always working, always winning.

 I’m so glad I’m along for the ride.

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