Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — I am slowly feeling more inspired lately and that will probably result in some of that fiction material I have been promising for a couple of years now. It will probably also mean a little more long-winded dialogue in these here columns, but I will try to keep that to a minimum.
I was going to write about the political conventions being over, but I am tired of politics. I think that is becoming a recurring thing for me lately. I have my beliefs and I have the things that are important to me. But I am just no longer interested in arguing with nut cases to try and get my point across. It always amazes me how so many people do not understand the meaning of the word “compromise.” In the end, I think that will be the undoing of our country.
You can look towards December 21, 2012 as being the end of the world, but I don’t think that the end of the planet is being based on any human calendar. Something tells me that when God is tired of having us around, we will be the last ones to know it.
I am looking more towards November 6, 2012 as being the beginning of the end. I guess I would not mind politics so much if people really had the best interests of the country in mind. It seems to me that the only thing people care about anymore is what is in it for them. If the plank of a political platform doesn’t agree with what they are looking for, then all of the shouting begins.
So let’s start that little nugget of prophecy right here and right now. The end of the world will not be December 21, 2012. No. Rather, it will be Tuesday November 6, 2012. – Election Day. There are several groups around the country that are saying that they will riot if their candidate does not win. Does that sound like a country united to you?
Here is what scares me about politics. People will mix anything in with politics just to try and include as many wackos in on their agenda as possible. In this country, religion should have nothing to do with politics. Even the Founding Fathers were smart enough to see the dangers of mixing politics with religion when they said that the joining of church and state is a no-no. But since every other radical and wacked out country in the world feels the need to use religion as an excuse to make politics more volatile, I guess we felt the need to jump into those shark-infested waters as well.
I do realize that our country was founded by people fleeing religions persecution. I did pay attention in school. But think about it. Our country was founded by people that wanted to flee religious persecution and worship God in their own way. How does that translate into the “worship God my way, or else” attitude that we have now?
Our country is a prime example of how bad things can get when you let the human race make decisions for itself. What we should do is just split the country up and allow people that have the same beliefs to all live in the same areas together. I would live with the group of people that just want everyone else to shut up and leave us alone.
The problem with separating the groups is that there would be no conflict. Or, the exact opposite would happen and there would be border wars all of the time. Maybe it is safer just to let all of the wackos live with the rest of the population. That way we can keep an eye on them and they can’t all mass together and becoming one, large, annoying mass of humanity.
God, I hate politics. I hate arguing. How does all of this arguing solve any of our problems? The concept of government in the United States was to elect the best minds in the country, gather them all together in Washington, D.C. and then let them solve our problems. Stop laughing right now, Leffler.
Obviously, we are failing miserably at it. I can guarantee you that this is not what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they put the Constitution together. Then again, the Founding Fathers were a group of opportunistic, slave-owning rebels.
I think all of our problems started with the Founding Fathers. We spent all of that time fighting the Revolutionary War to be free of the tyrannical grip of a British king. The solution? Everyone wanted to name George Washington king of theUnited States.
Sigh, I guess we were doomed right from the start.George N Root III is a Lockport resident and well on his way to being an accomplished cranky old man. His column appears every Wednesday, dangabit! He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.