What would you do IF? What COULD you do IF? Sometimes it takes a massive amount of WILL to make IF happen. Where would we BE if no one had TRIED to make IF happen?
… what if no one dared dream what IF could BE?
Sweet-dreams and lullabies are fine for some… if that’s your sort of thing. Sometimes the tales we best remember are born of struggle and misery. If joy was all we ever knew, would we appreciate it as much if we had never known the pain that comes from loss?
“… you’re going to be so sick and tired of WINNING!”
Once we fully understand what LOSING looks like, we can more fully appreciate what winning CAN be.
Of course, my sight is limited. If it were up to ME, the motivation behind the initiatives I would pursue would stem from my desire to make things better for the people I see in my life everyday. Speaking as a “housewife” from the suburbs of Kansas City… if it were up to ME? My goodness… things would look a whole lot DIFFERENT!
But right now… it’s not up to me. Right now, it’s not up to the MAJORITY of this nation. Right now it’s all up to ONE MAN, and his control over a handful of powerful legislators who remain loyal to HIM…
… and by PROXY, they give AID AND COMFORT to the man who put him into office.
It’s not about what I want. It’s about what SHOULD BE. We should have foreign diplomacy of the PEOPLE, but we are stuck with foreign diplomacy of the DOLLAR. If a private citizen were to KNOWINGLY undertake an action that caused the deaths of hundreds, if not THOUSANDS of lives, that citizen would no doubt face charges and be held accountable. Yet our President abandons a vital ally and a coalition of partners AS HE SEES FIT… consequences be damned.
Is THIS the best our nation can produce? Is this really the BEST WAY to choose the leader of our nation? Donald Trump is only a SYMPTOM of the greater problem within the BODY POLITIC. Don’t forget- there WAS interference in our democratic process in 2016.
Would we be in this situation IF Bernie Sanders was the 2016 Democratic nominee?
What gave RISE to Donald Trump?
“The President shall not be the shiniest of TWO TURDS.” -ERB, ‘Abe Lincoln’
It is my intention to appear on the ballot as an Independent candidate for President of the United States in ALL 50 States. IF I cannot appear on the ballot in ONE of them, I WILL NOT appear in ANY of them. I will not employ the “Home Field Advantage” strategy and run only in the State of Kansas… I have more RESPECT for the people of my State than to do something FOOLISH like that!
Some State laws require a cash payment to appear on the ballot, while some State laws require candidates to petition their citizens directly. States like California require candidates to collect a number of signatures equal to 1% of the total number of votes cast in the previous election. Kansas requires candidates to collect all petition signatures within a 90 day window. All 50 States have a filing deadline in or around JUNE 2020.
This means my candidacy has an “expiration date”… but then again, don’t we all?
We already know who will be on the ballot in 2020. Right now, as it stands, it will be:
Trump (or a supporter of HIS agenda and HIS party)
ONE of the Democratic Candidates…
That’s who our next President WILL BE.
In a “normal” time… sure. Generic Democrat all the way. But this is no NORMAL time. Ours is no normal day. We’ve been called upon to do something that will be seen by the eye of History, and judgements will be passed upon us by generations unborn. The path we follow now soon splits into TWO.
Do we continue down paths walked BEFORE? Well trodden by the likes of France, and Germany, and Rome… or do we RISE and dare follow the path that’s NEVER BEEN? By striving for equanimity within our government, we will re-affirm our commitment to Equal Justice Under Law.
What we see NOW is born of the decisions made before us, our thought processes and narratives derive from conversations old as TIME. Grudges held against OTHERS based on concepts and passions our Great-Grandparents once held. Continuing to fight ideological battles generation after generation brings us DOWN.
And now it’s being used AGAINST US by our adversaries in a Propaganda War.
Our nation was founded with a simple Declaration. Today, I propose we TAKE ACTION to secure this nation, by doing THE SAME:
We must END the Electoral College.