Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett




Hoping for good candidates


How many times do I have to say it before some die-hard partisan folks understand? I really doubt some will. One more time: I really don't care who is in the White House as long as they are loyal, patriotic Americans who love this country and want to see it endure. It must be a person who respects the Constitution and doesn't try to redefine it to suit their agenda. This makes liberals, far left (or right) candidates ineligible in my humble opinion, which I am entitled to have. It also rules out Muslim extremists. If anybody doesn't like that, or disagrees, that is their right.


There is a lot that needs to be done, and I don't see a single Democrat declaring to run as up to the challenge. We cannot afford any more entitlements.



I want as many candidates as possible to run, hoping that just maybe this time, in 2020, we will have at least one candidate worthy of getting elected. Last time, we had to choose between the lesser of two evils -- a millionaire businessman distrusted by some, or a career politician with a lot of skeletons in her closet and a lot of bad baggage on her coat tails.


I want some responsible public servants in every office from local city halls all the way to the Oval Office. It is up to us to sift through the chaff and find worthy people. Forget about which political party somebody claims. Look at and listen to what they do and say. Most people who run for the presidency promise things they know they cannot provide, but a willing bunch of sheep gladly listen to those lies, and look what we have now.


Dammit, I want experienced people, who have governing experience in Congress and the White House, people who can compromise without "losing face." People who can admit when they're wrong and somebody else has a better idea. I don't want any more glory hounds, or "firsts" ruling us.


A lot of people need to open their eyes and really look at what both parties have accomplished or done in their lifetimes. Stop automatically voting for the "D" or the "R" on the ticket. The extremes in both parties need to go home and get a real job in the private sector. Go back to private law practice or bar tending, or whatever pays the bills, but quit destroying America just because another bunch of idiots elected you. You're not God, nor God's gift to America. It's sadly true that power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.


Will Rogers quipped that if pro is the opposite of con, and progress means forward movement, what does Congress mean? I'll add -- if pro is the opposite of con, and conservative means to save, what does progressive mean?


Cameron Triplett






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