Please Lord, let it be OVER and soon

I think that this country ought to impose restrictions on when a campaign can begin, ergo how long it may continue. Photo: Reuben

VIENNA, Va . November 5, 2012 —  I am ready to cheerfully admit that I have had it with politics and the current campaign and election.

I think that this country ought to impose restrictions on when a campaign can begin, ergo how long it may continue. The present occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue basically started campaigning within a year of taking office.  Didn’t even know what all the keys on the official key chain opened, and he was determined to stay there.

I and many others are fed up with the accompanying television ads.

Think what could have been done with cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and many other ills of the world if that money had been spent on research instead of promoting one’s self and pandering to the disinterested masses?

If I see that man complaining because a 30’ stage he and his coworkers had to build, where they would be told the company had been sold, I may just need the appropriate medicine.  If have to listen to one man tell another where he has been wrong for all of these years, unless he has solid proof, I may just turn the tube off.

If I have to hear one more woman talk about how her body is her own, I will truly wonder if all females have lost their minds.  NO ONE ever forced a woman to have an abortion; it’s in the same category as working at Hooters or wearing a too-short skirt to an inappropriate venue – NO ONE forced them to do anything. 

No one held a gun to a woman’s head.  And neither man running for president can single-handedly reverse Roe v. Wade, or any other duly enacted law.

There isn’t a law against putting a dog in a cage on top of your station wagon for 12 hours, til the poor animal is sick, but even if there were (and I’d vote for one) the president cannot singlehandedly undo it.

Much as I love pretty clothes and fashionable appearances, I can find better uses for $500-$1.000 (and beyond) than dressing either Michelle Obama or Ann Romney, because you KNOW the price, be it large or small, will come out.  Ditto with promoting either pricey American designers, whether they be black, white, or pink polka-dotted.

Having listened to the pros and cons of their viewpoints for close to twelve months now (a darn long pregnancy),  the only crusade I could get on in a New York heartbeat is the tragedy and travesty at Benghazi, and the fact that the MSM is being told to ignore it til after the election – that in itself is a travesty promoted by journalists whose agenda exceeds their knowledge of good reporting and honest writing. 

We had four people killed there, and anyone in the U.S. who does not want to hear the whole story, letting the chips fall where they may, should decamp to somewhere out of America, “home of the brave and the free.”  Do not tell me that Fox News is the only entity fighting it and broadcasting it – the other members of the MSM have access to the same sources and entities that Fox does, and it only points up the fact that the others are being told to ignore it.

If it has no merit, refute it with names and dates and verified quotes.

But if you can’t do that, then NBC, CBS, ABC and any others ought to hang their collective heads in shame, if they have any, because they are a disgrace to their supposed professions.

Yes, I am fed up with the election, because it’s revolving on money – buying an election. And on this sudden eclipse of “early voting” which in my 50 years of voting has never happened before on this scale. It used to be that you had to have one of three proscribed reasons to vote early, which I recall were (1) being out of town on the election day, (2) being hospitalized or very ill, and (3) that one escapes me.

And we are supposed to believe that hundreds of thousands of our citizens qualify??  No, they are being bussed to registration/voting places, and the old cliché of “vote early and often” comes to mind.

Again. Who has bought this election?  Check it out.

I yearn for the old days; campaigns ran a few months, most candidates were civil, and we hoped the process was basically honest.  Tomorrow’s election is not a force of nature but a FARCE of nature.  And if we don’t do something about it, we have no one to blame but ourselves.

People ought to be able to disagree agreeably – even friends, as well as relatives.  If I don’t believe like you do, that goes not mean that you have mush for brains, only that our viewpoints are different.

God Bless America, and God bless some of its misguided citizens. And leaders.

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Martha M. Boltz

Martha Boltz is a frequent contributor  to the long running Civil War features in The Washington Times America At War feature in the print and online editions. She has been a regular contributor to the original Civil War Page and its successor page since 1994, and is a civil war buff, historian, and writer. "Someone said that if we don't learn about the past, we are condemned to repeat it," she said, "and there are lessons of all sorts inherent in this bloody four-year period of our country's history."  She is a member of several heritage and lineage groups, as well as the Montgomery County Civil War Round Table. Her standing invitation is, "come on down - check the blog - send me your comments and let's have fun with its history and maybe learn something at the same time."


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