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Rantings and Ravings


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By TERRY WILLIS
Sun Advocate reporter

As we deal with the aftermath of the last election and watch congress fight like preschoolers who didn't get their nap, it is time for us to decide enough is enough.

No, I am not joining the Tea Party, they just added to the mess. I am not siding with the Democrats, they are behaving like spoiled brats. And I think the Republicans are just being classroom bullies.

There I said it.

It is time to run a write in campaign for every single state and federal office. I don't mean me as a write in; but each of us should just think about people they know personally that are fine moral human beings and then write them in.

No campaigning allowed. No ad, no fliers, no debates. We will just all give our opinion about the people around us who we think are thoughtful, caring, fiscally responsible and honest and write their names down.

If it was discovered that they campaigned for themselves or a group did it in their name; that person would be disqualified from being elected. That would hopefully keep us from ending up just the way we already are.

Whoever ends up with the most votes just has to be someone we could trust to do the right thing. I would have no heartburn making sure that these people were compensated properly since they would probably not be the ones that would be expecting to be voted into office.

They would probably be the ones that greet you everyday with a smile. They are ones who run businesses that we want to patronize because they put us first. They take care of their friends and neighbors and family and are the first to step up and help wherever it is needed.

They would only need to do this for a few years because no one would get re-elected. That would be my one of my rules. No matter how good, everyone only gets only one shot to make the laws and spend our country's money.

Heads of committees would be assigned by drawing names out of a hat. Then everyone else would line up alphabetically and count off to find out what committee they would end up on.

There would be regular legislative lunches where there would be someone to assign seating so that everyone has to sit next to somebody they normally don't to encourage dialog.

But for now we are stuck with what we have. I don't know what the next few years will bring. But we will get through it, we always do.

Maybe if they just all took a nap and had milk and cookies at their seats before they took on the weighty tasks ahead of them, they would remember to be more civil and begin to work together instead of what they have been doing.

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