Somewhere Out There is a President


The old adage,”no one can escape death and taxes” is a true saying and has been proven so through the ages. Now I believe another inescapable word can be added to the adage. No one can escape death, taxes or stupidity. Somewhere in a person’s life time we all do something really STUPID.

If you are one who believes you have never done something stupid just wait or remember. The day will come when it hits you just like the rest of us who agree, what did I do that for, boy was that stupid. I read somewhere, Albert Einstein was asked by a reporter; “We know genius and stupidity are close relatives, there is a fine line between them so when does genius stop and stupidity begin? Einstein thought for just a second and replied. “Being a genius has its limitations.” I guess the reporter got his answer, what he asked was stupid. There are no limits to stupidity.

Bill Clinton knows the effects of doing something stupid. Having a sexual encounter in the oval office was stupid. Nancy Pelosi stated, “we need to pass this bill so we can see what is in it,” now that was stupid. The state of Nevada re-electing Harry Reid was stupid, but who the republicans ran against him was even worse than stupid. Washington is full of stupidity and believe this; the American people are getting tired of it.

The 2012 election campaigning is almost funny at times. I watched the last debate and had to turn it off after a few minutes. Two things became very evident watching it before I just gave up. One is everyone is just trying too hard to make an impression. Maybe they really don’t want to be themselves because they don’t see themselves as just plain people. The reason Cain is doing so well is because he doesn’t come off as a politician. America is tired of politicians. Me, I’m sick of lawyers to tell you the truth.

Former Presidential candidate John Edwards is facing legal charges for spending campaign funds to feed his immoral sweet tooth with his lover. His lawyers say the funds were gifts and not donations, so he can spend them on anything he wanted to. A legal loop hole in the law that lawyers wrote will probably get everything dismissed. The second thing I noticed in the debates is there aren’t any new ideas. The flat tax has been debated for decades.

It isn’t new and most of them are saying the same things over and over again and again. The 999 thing is not cute. 9% this and that and then again 9% of payroll and FICA and Food tax at 9% and Luxury tax at 9% can you see congress passing that 9% rule? Good luck – the flat tax has been killed several times and how long will 999 thing last in Washington?

News Max released these figures that show 22% of republican voters won’t vote for Mitt Romney because he is a Mormon. Really, I guess they would prefer to have a Muslim in the White House. I’m not sure he will get the nomination but what a waste of attitude for republicans to veto someone because of their religious beliefs.

How do people justify their lifestyles by condemning someone’s religion? I know lots of Mormons and they are God loving people who don’t drink, don’t smoke, pay tithings, make covenants not to commit adultery, and give two years of their life to serve on missions. One of the complaints against them is they aren’t Christians. They are Christians of high moral values the church they belong too is called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Sounds like a Christian church to me.

I know they believe in Christ and so bear testimony of that belief on every occasion they can. Most ministers put them down because they proselyte their congregations and some become Mormons. That’s the big problem – the ministers they are losing money. Well that sounds very selfish to me.

I know somewhere there are people who can make a difference. Are any of these candidates for President the right person? Are they made of the right stuff? Let’s hope the electorates get it right this time because we can’t afford to fail again. This nation is on a course with disaster if we don’t get it right. If you are inclined to pray, put a request in for our nation that we will get the right man, a Protestant, a Jew or a Mormon, just the right man.

No one can harm the man who does himself no harm.

Robert D. Ashford was a Marine during the cold war and is now retired, after 50 years of construction management. He is a keen genealogist and loves humor. He watches the political horizons and likes to write commentary on what’s next.