…I’m conflicted. Seriously conflicted. Because Roseanne is legitimately running for POTUS for the Green Party. Now you all know how much I love Roseanne. She rocks my world. But as President of the United States? I’ll say it again: I’m conflicted.
Now I don’t like politics, and I don’t like talking about them, but I think this is something that is worth talking about. I don’t particularly blame any president for anything, and I don’t not blame them either because I don’t vote and when I relinquished my right to vote, I also relinquished my right to complain.
But in a rare moment, I will tell you why I think this whole presidential thing isn’t going to work…regardless of who is in the White House. I don’t think that terms should only be 4 years long. I don’t think that people should be limited to serving only 2 terms.
There are 3 reasons for this:
- If terms were longer and unlimited, people would have to think harder about who they were electing.
- People would also not vote on whims because they know that if someone doesn’t end up meeting their standards, they can vote someone new in in just a few years.
- And the big one is this: Our presidents would have more time to accomplish their goals, to see long-range results, and to put the country in a better place.
No one can accomplish anything in 4 years, or even 8 years. In order to make changes, you have to have people in the White House who believe the same thing and to carry on with the same plans. But each new person has his (or I guess “her” someday) own agenda and their own dreams about how they can fix things, and then when their term is up, those dreams are dropped for the next new thing.
I love democracy, and I love the idea of a monarchy. It’s like a long-standing business–a government built on values that are held in place for more than 4 years, and most likely carried on by family members.
Unfortunately, America doesn’t have a family that I would trust to run this joint. Our celebrities are our royalty, and those people are hardly fit for ruling.
So about Roseanne running for President…I’m still conflicted. I like her ideas, and I think that with some persuasion, I could be re-registering to vote here soon. But I also fear how anti-now she is about everything.
But then I think (like the typical American), “What harm could she do? I mean, if she’s elected, she’ll be out in 4 years anyway.” Maybe we need a radical change. Maybe we don’t.
Until I register to vote, though, I’ll shut up and get my ass back to the kitchen.