July 12, 2010 General 0

I came home the other day and found a flier sticking in my door.  The color scheme puzzled me because it did not look like the regular carry our fliers that regularly grace the front of our house.  I pulled it out of the door and found it was for a local political candidate.  Great.

So, since she was kind enough to leave this unwanted literature in my front door, I figured, the least I could do was read what she wrote.  She did invest money into creating this flier, the least I could do was honor her investment.  I should have just mailed it back to her.  It would have been a better investment of my resources than taking the time to read what she wrote.

For all of the other candidates who are our there trying to bring about change (not necessarily improvement), please consider the following points (especially if you are interested in my vote):

1. We have quite enough regulation thank you very much.  Contrary to what seems to be popular opinion in our country, I do not need the government on any level telling me I have to:

-Recycle (This is my responsibility living in this community and I will be happier about doing it if I am not told I have to recycle

-Be a responsible parent (I know my children need to wear helmets for their safety.  I do NOT need you tell me I have to make them wear it.  I am adult and have been for some time now.)

-Have my water rate determined for me.  (Again, this probably falls into the recycling category of responsible resource allocation, but with all do respect, you, the government, really do not know what is reasonable for my        household. )

2.  Please stop spending my money in irresponsible ways.  That is, unless you would like to turn over your personal accounts, including your retirement account me.  Then we can talk.

3.  The Constitution was fairly clear in what can and cannot be done on Federal and State levels.  Please respect it.  I think our founders had a better moral base and sense of what is right compared to a majority of the politicians now.

4.  Abortion is wrong.  Life begins at conception.

5.  My health care is my choice.  If I make bad choices, I have to reap the consequences.  Telling me I have to have health care is a joke.  All you are doing is raising my rates.  If you support our President’s health care farse, please be assured, you can stop reading here because I will not vote for you

6.  Actually, if you support anything that our current president supports, you can stop reading now.  First, I am not sure if you will really understand the points I am addressing and I will not be voting for you anyway.  I would suggest re-reading the Constitution and also look up the meaning of change vs. improvement (just for reference).

7.  Instead of trying to fight this with children and that with children, try supporting families.  For the most part, families will provide children with what they really need.

8.  Stop coddling those who will not work.  Even though our country has degraded considerably in the past two years and slide so far away from its strong foundation, it is really scary to ponder, continuing to allow those who want to have everything for nothing is not in the best interest of anyone.

Please do not continue to validate what Ben Franklin said so many years ago.  Please also be assured that if you do, I will do whatever I can to ensure you are not elected again

In these sentiments, Sir, I agree to this Constitution, with all its faults, — if they are such; because I think a general Government necessary for us, and there is no form of government but what may be a blessing to the people, if well administered; and I believe, farther, that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end in despotism, as other forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other.