Whatever you may be thinking, let’s get one thing straight. America does NOT need another career politician.
We have been losing ground for the past 50 to 100 years. We are no longer the strongest, most powerful nation in the world. And indeed, we should be and can be again. However it will never happen with career politicians playing business as usual in Washington D.C.
If you read through my posts, articles and reports over the past 10 years you will find my writings to be absent any political overtones or strong opinions of local or national candidates. My position as a consumer advocate has directed me to be middle of the road and stay clear of the right or left on Capitol Hill. Basically, I can only be effective at my work for consumers if I do not “tick” anyone off in office. I have been approached virtually every year to lend a hand, provide an endorsement or otherwise voice my support for one candidate or another. This is not because I have the ear of millions, I simply provide one more “assumably” creditable source for candidates to point to in media or online searches. However, I am writing today and voicing my personal opinion after reading this endorsement for Hillary Rodham Clinton as our next President of the United States. This simply made the hair on the back of my neck stand up and had me reeling in my chair.
Disclaimer: Back 5 years ago I did lend my support to a local candidate for the office of County Attorney, based solely upon his heartfelt position in saving the lives of those being abducted and transported over the boarder from Mexico into Arizona. That was the last and only endorsement I have made since my decision to serve Americans as their advocate.
So in keeping with my history of staying in the middle ground, let me say this article is NOT a measure to bash Hillary Clinton. I am not a fan, supporter nor do I plan on voting for her in this coming election. My choice of candidate for the Presidency will remain my own.
However with that said, here is why I would strongly hesitate to vote for Hillary or any other candidate for any office in Washington D.C. that has been in office “politic” during the past 10, 20, 30 years or more.
Simply put, the system is broken. Our country is bankrupt and it was the leaders we elected into office over the past several decades that put us here. It was not Uncle James the local baker in town, or Bob the mechanic down the street, or Susan the real estate agent we see each month at chamber meetings, or Pastor Joel that talks to us about faith on Sundays. Our lives, our livelihood, our children’s future and that of our grandchildren have been systematically destroyed over the “business as usual” politics being played out in our nation’s capitol. For most of you reading this, you may agree based upon your own personal take and experience with how your life and finances have been hit so hard over the past decade. Or simply you have watched as our national debt has gone from billions of dollars to $21 trillion dollars and with no possible answer in view as to how to reverse this process. For those of you that have yet to realize what I am referring to as the “career politician”, let me provide these personal insights. And… hopefully non of my dearly departed relatives will turn over in their graves as I write this.
Our country became great because James the local baker, Bob the wagon fixer, Pastor Joel and even Susan the store clerk “when at a time her personal options were limited” each took it upon themselves as Americans to step up to the table to make our nation great. To fight to ensure our liberties, preserve our freedom and protect our future. The majority of those in congress and the While House ran for office to serve a term necessary to fulfill an objective and it had NOTHING to do with their personal benefit, securing public speaking gigs or retiring with more wealth than they had when they started. However today Washington D.C. is filled with career politicians that started as Hillary did running for office in College and she has never stopped running and she has become a part of the Washington machine. When she gets into trouble she calls upon political favors to bail herself out. When she is confronted with a difficult question as to why we lost the lives of our troops she calls upon the curtain that interestingly covers up the wrongs or mistakes that happen every day in the world of politics.
What we need “IMHO” are Americans that have no other objection than to fix the broken system we have and save our child or grandchildren from the future we have saddled them with. I say we saddled them with, because it was during our watch that many of our elected officials ran afoul from the oath of office they took. We can fix America. We simply need to elect the right people to office and hold them accountable to do the job they were elected to do.
In closing this is my food for thought. Donald Trump is not just running for office, he is the front runner at this point. He does NOT need the job. As a matter of fact I can not for the life of me think of anyone that would want the job as President, considering the massive mess and cleanup our next President will face. This is why it is NOT simply the Presidency that requires a fresh view by a non-career politician, it is as many seats we can replace in congress as well.
How do I know all this? Why is my opinion so strong on this issue? Because I grew up there. In Washington D.C. with family members and family friends in most every level of government. I grew up in the middle of the political machine. I was being groomed for it and thank God I was redirect to the consumer side of the equation where I do my best to protect and preserve consumer rights not take them away. So all I ask is this….. before you vote, think about why the person you are voting for is running for office and are they truly for change, not just business as usual, or are you helping put into office someone that will continue the next eight (8) years of increased debt, increased government oversight, decreased consumer rights and basically same old same old philosophy that placed us where we are today.
What America needs is you… and your vote. The choice is yours and remember… “Together we CAN make a difference!” God bless America.
Your consumer advocate, Wayne Warrington