Monday, March 14, 2016

Is Balance In Politics Possible?... Here's Proof!

It's a difficult year in Presidential politics. Lots of
invective and divisiveness. Sort of reminds me of a regulatory exam where the self-assured, self-important extremists feel no need to listen to the voices of experience, reason, and reality.

Representative Sweat

But, just in case you haven't, as yet, made your final candidate choice, I would like to recommend for your consideration, as a write-in candidate for President, Noah S. "Soggy" Sweat, Jr. a former state representative from Mississippi. Noah Sweat is a man who will not stoop to name-calling, dirty tricks, mudslinging nor muckraking. Sweat tells it like it is, as you'll see in his most famous political speech, on a topic of high importance to many Americans:

"My friends, I had not intended to discuss this controversial subject at this particular time. However, I want you to know that I do not shun controversy. On the contrary,  I will take a stand on any issue at any time, regardless of how fraught with controversy it might be. You have asked me how I feel about whiskey. All right, here is how I feel about whiskey:"

"If when you say whiskey you mean the devil's brew, the poison scourge, the bloody monster, that defiles innocence, dethrones reason, destroys the home, creates misery and poverty, yea, literally takes the bread from the mouths of little children; if you mean the evil drink that topples the Christian man and woman from the pinnacle of righteous, gracious living into the bottomless pit of degradation, and despair, and shame and helplessness, and hopelessness, then certainly I am against it."

"But, if when you say whiskey you mean the oil of conversation, the philosophic wine, the ale that is consumed when good fellows get together, that puts song in their hearts and laughter on their lips, and the warm glow of contentment in their eyes; if you mean Christmas cheer; if you mean the stimulating drink that puts the spring in the old gentleman's step on a frosty, crispy morning; if you mean the drink which enables a man to magnify his joy, and his happiness, and to forget, if only for a little while, life's great tragedies, and heartaches, and sorrows; if you mean that drink, the sale of which pours into our treasuries untold millions of dollars, which are used to provide tender care for our little crippled children, our blind, our deaf, our dumb, our pitiful aged and infirm; to build highways and hospitals and schools, then certainly I am for it."

"This is my stand. I will not retreat from it. I will not compromise."

Ready for a cold Sweat in the WH?
[We may get one!]
Hopefully you will agree that we need more political leaders like Mr. Sweat who "will not compromise" our most cherished values.  Now some of you may object to casting your ballot and potentially electing as President a man who died in 1996, but...


... given the current possibilities we could do a lot worse!!!!                    

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'll drink to that!