First off, I voted for Donald Trump on 8 November 2016.
This was the first time I had voted since 1997. I stopped voting after 1997 because I could no longer trust politicians anymore. However, since Donald Trump is obviously not a politician, I thought that he might be a decent president.
Additionally, I have never liked Hillary Clinton.
The delicious thing is that Clinton had been working for decades to be president, at least since the 1980s. She had failed to get through the primaries in 2008, having lost the primaries to Barack Obama. And she blew it in the general election a few weeks ago to the least likely candidate in the world. Donald Trump.
Now, I didn’t vote against Clinton as much as I had voted for Trump. However it really doesn’t matter why I voted for Trump. What matters is that many people had voted for Trump. And why.
It is a tale of the “elite” and “joe-bag-of-donuts-america”.
The “elite” are mostly the Democratic party, the Republican party, Social Justice Warriors, Mainstream Media, and Social Media.
“Joe-bag-of-donuts-america” are the blue-collar workers who work as garbage men, waitresses, construction workers, hair dressers, fishermen, policemen, firemen, enlisted military, the guy who fixes your car when it needs to be fixed. These are the people who do the actual, physical, manual, labor of every-day work. We are the people who make the world work. If we vanish from the face of the world, we would be truly fucked.
I am an over-educated “joe-bag-of-donuts-american”. I served in the military, I did manual labor, making stainless steel tubing for a company, I “pulled green-chain in Oregon, I worked as a security guard to pay for university. And although I am over-educated, I will always be “joe-bag-of-donuts-america”.
The problem is that the “elite” pretty well ignores “joe-bag-of-donuts-america”. The “elite” claims that they care about us, but they don’t, and we know that. They use us, abuse us, lie to us, and every four years, they pay attention to us until the election is over, wherein they shit on us for the next four years.
Trump spoke to “joe-bag-of-donuts-america”, Trump seems to understand “joe-bag-of-donuts-america”, so “joe-bag-of-donuts-america” voted for Trump.
And for the first time, I was up on 8 November 2016 to keep track of the election. Now, I thought Trump would win, and when Florida turned red, I knew it would probably happen, and when Pennsylvania turned red, I went to sleep, because although it wasn’t set in stone, but I was extremely convinced that Trump would win.
The next day was a happy day, for me.
Apparently, many, if not all, of the Clinton supporters were really really really pissed.
The thing is, I was always vocal that I supported Trump, I even said as such in “church“, and they, all Clinton supporters, strongly disagreed that Trump even had the slightest chance of winning. Heh!
So, that is why Trump won. The “elite” really didn’t even acknowledge the existence of “joe-bag-of-donuts-america”, and they still do not even acknowledge their existence.
Too bad, we exist, we are here, we surround you, but you do not see us, but we keep your lives livable. Without us, you would probably die.
Concerning presidential elections in the United States, from 1952 to 2012, while a minor majority of registered voters had voted in the presidential election, except for 1996 where the turn-out was a mere 49.1%. Now, in general, the presidential elections are the “most popular” elections, and the non-presidential elections have a much less turn-out. Since 1952, the presidential elections ranged from 49.1% (in 1996) to 63.1% (in 1920).
Why are elections not so popular?
Now, I have not voted since 1997. My reasons were that I do agree fully with any politician. And more recently, while I still do not fully agree with any politician, since I accept money from the federal, state, and county government, I view that as a conflict of interest if I were to vote. Even some people who are on the dole vote in elections, I do not.
I have no idea why so many people don’t care enough to vote, but, nevertheless, I have a suggestion or two to present to you. In addition, you must realize that no presidential candidate has ever garnered a vote as high as the none of the above candidate.
I think this non-voting position may because people have no choice in any real candidate. Let’s face it, the difference between a Democrat and a Republican, the difference between Trump and Hillary, wouldn’t be enough to buy a cup of coffee at 7-11. In other words, the two candidates are essentially the same damn candidate.
Now, how do I suggest that we fix the dreadfully broken elections in the United States?
We view people that do not vote to be a legitimate none of the above vote. Thus, in all elections since, say, 1952, the “none of the above” vote would have “won” the elections. We have two mutually choices with which to choose.
The first is that we scrap all the candidates and start anew with another election. But, since politicians generally waste time with campaigning and crap like that, we would already have cause all politicians to campaign for ONLY TWO MONTHS. One month for the primary elections followed immediately one month for the general election. Thus there is only two months of campaigning prior to an election. PERIOD.
The former president/senator/whatever position is vacated and remain open until the next legitimate election cycle. No bills are passed, no new rules are made, the vacated seats are vacant, so it would be harder to get a quorum in the legislature. No executive order could be written, as the president is a vacant position for the next four years. The budget will not increase nor decrease, and the budget items would remain until there is a legitimate president, again.
Think about it.
Wouldn’t that sound like a good idea?
Now, these suggestions are merely suggestions, I haven’t worked anything as to how it would work. But, what is so wrong without a president? In addition, since the United States would be a little vulnerable internationally, the military might want to stop dicking around with other countries as we have been doing since just after World War 2.
In addition, we need some more legitimate parties in our elections, we need some real choice. Thus, it would probably be a good idea to make it easier to run for a president/senator/whatever. Now, we would not lower the age to run for president, however, we should not require all the paperwork to be put on the ballot. I would rather have a choice between fifteen to twenty candidates rather than two or three candidates. Choice is good. More choices is better.
Just think about my suggestions.
OK, I think my position on voting will cause some people some strong disagreement with what I am about to say. However, since I really don’t care what anyone thinks, I guess it sucks to be you.
Here is how I propose to “fix” voting:
In my opinion, the voting system is severely broken. In my opinion, it is broken because there are many people that vote that should not be allowed to vote. So, who do I think should be allowed to vote in any election? Actually, we should look at people should not be allowed to vote.
The vote should not be given to anyone that gets money, in any way, shape, or form, from the government.
So the list includes, but is not limited to:
- People in the military, NO VOTE,
- politicians, NO VOTE,
- do you work at the DMV? NO VOTE,
- do you work for the United States Postal Service?, NO VOTE,
- people who are “on the dole” by the government, NO VOTE,
- if a person is on welfare, NO VOTE,
- if you get “food stamps”, NO VOTE,
- if you get so much as a single penny from social services, NO VOTE,
- if you work for social services, NO VOTE,
- if you work for the Veterans Association, NO VOTE,
- if you are a contractor that works on a government contract, NO VOTE,
- If you work for any branch of any government, federal, state, municipal, whatever, NO VOTE,
- if you are enrolled in Obama’s Nightmare, also known as Obamacare or Affordable Care Act, NO VOTE.
Well, I guess you know what I am saying. But why am I saying these heretical things? It is all about conflict of interest. How can you possible not be influenced if you are in any way getting money from the government?
So, the only person who should be allowed to vote is someone who is not influenced by the government.
Now, in my initial perspective, this would probably be the only restriction on voting. It is a simple solution to prevent the roving hordes from voting. If you really want the vote, stop what prevents you from voting. It is your choices that is ruining the United States of America. Maybe if we had the bravery to do what I have suggested, above, maybe we can turn the tide.
Let the hatred of my assertions begin!