Years ago, as part of my Information Systems major at BYU, I accepted a one-semester internship at the LDS Church Office Building. To save gas and stress, I became a part of a 15-person van pool from Provo to Salt Lake. I remember on one occasion several of
It's time to throw all of the rascals out, and not just half of them every few years. If you don't get rid of all the cockroaches, they will be back.the people in the van discussing how in LDS priesthood meetings over the years they had come to the consensus that to be a good member of the Church you had to be a Republican. How sad. I cannot think of a better illustration of people divorcing themselves from their God-given responsibility to think.
So it's not surprising then, that Utahns voted in their mind-numbed way for George W. Bush--not once but twice--by large majorities, nor that they have coalesced in large part behind another Establishment Republican, John McCain, after their fair-haired Mormon boy bowed out of the race at the behest of the Kingmakers. It's not much less surprising that most of the rest of Utahns support "The Man of Change", Barack Obama, who cavorts with terrorists, who supports America haters, and who has already begun to change his tune on fundamental campaign issues so that they match the tune of his establishment overlords. He never did really tell you what change he was talking about, did he? Well...now you know.
If Utah Mormons were really living their religion, they would be thinkers. But they are not thinkers, because if they were, the Democrat Candidate who got the most votes in Utah would have been Dennis Kucinich, and the Republican would have been Ron Paul. Almost all the rest
Please...this time around vote for someone other than McCain, Obama, and your senator who has served himself faithfully for the last 36 years.of the major party candidates are or were cookie-cutter establishment robots.
In his book, Tragedy and Hope, Georgetown professor Carroll Quigley mocked Americans as he told us straight up how easy it would be to fool most of us all of the time.
"The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can 'throw the rascals out' at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy."There is a bright spot amidst the political malaise. I don't yet know if I'll vote for Jason Chaffetz or his Democrat challenger in the Utah 3rd Congressional District race in November, but I do know that the man who is happy that he lost is out on his keyster after about five too many terms in the US House of Representatives.
Seniority is no reason to be elected to high office again and again. Being the lesser of two evils is not a reason, either. The mounting problems that we have in the United States of America--both foreign and domestic--can be traced largely to one cause: the election of charlatans to political office.
It's time to throw all of the rascals out, and not just half of them every few years. If you don't get rid of all the cockroaches, they will be back.
This year, like no other in recent memory, is an excellent time to band together with the millions of voters who have had a gut full of the Establishment Republicans and the Establishment Democrats. Please...this time around vote for someone other than McCain, Obama, and your senator who has served himself faithfully for the last 36 years.
Utahns--when will you wake up and start voting for representatives who are not part of the problem? Do you have the ability to think for yourselves? I hope so, because a train wreck is on the horizon if you don't think quickly.