Blame the System

 

We all need to realize that we have a system set in place that eventually turns out a president or vice president. In that system is electoral process, delegate process/primaries etc. both of these processes allow for the decision of the person elected to be made by people that don’t necessarily have to vote the will of the people in their district.

What we have today in the Congress, and White House as a result of that system however flawed it may be. You don’t have to like it, few of us do. But it is what we have. You may feel the need to whine and complain, allow yourself to fill with rage and maybe even make yourself sick with fear and anger. Is it really going to help?

If you don’t want this type of outcome, if you don’t believe that the system is giving the country what it needs. Then it would be important to change the system instead of complaining about the outcome.

Maybe in the primaries if we didn’t have delegates or super delegates, the people’s vote would matter more. In the general election if we change the Electoral College system so that the popular vote has more weight maybe the vote of the people would matter more.

But as it stands the elections are over and we have what we have. It is useful to note, that almost every president that is ever been elected has been threatened with impeachment. No one has actually been taken out of office. Pres. Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were the only ones impeached by the US House of Representatives but they were subsequently acquitted by the Senate. So if impeachment is your call you can rest assured that it’s probably not going to work.

Now’s the time to have hope, give benefit of the doubt, and pay attention to the issues at hand. If you see an issue that going the wrong way, a politician that’s going against what you think is right for the country. Protesting that would be energy well spent.

It is the pressure on the issues, changing of the system and holding politicians accountable that will do more to change the world, than any tantrum or mean-spirited rhetoric ever will.

Robert Caruso (c) 2017

 

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