a reply to: intrepid
I need another hair.... split! .... here, this whiskey will help with any pain. JFK was the POTUS candidate, not his father. Trump is the
Yes, I am shocked, shocked to find that deals are going on. Did you know that we have a law here, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, that
deals with engaging in "foreign corrupt practices"? Some people complain that it makes it harder for US companies to do business with foreign govts,
some people say it doesn't have that effect. Anyway, that's beside the point, or is it? Hmmmmm.
So, that FCPA was enacted during Pres Jimmy Carter's term. Which brings me to this..... since we broke away from England with its royals, those we
elect to govern don't always depend on family lineage. We have had our box of chocolates in regard to our POTUS's, but we have only elected people....
men, white men for the most part of our history.... maybe we should have had royals.... I probably would at least have been governed by a queen a long
time ago.... and those people elected have always, up till now, had military or governing experience. Ya know, some kind of experience leading
Even Harry Truman, who was in business with a haberdashery, had been a US Senator. Same for wealthy people like the Roosevelts. That "peanut farmer",
Jimmy Carter, had a Bachelor of Science degree before he was in the Navy nuclear sub program before he was in his state senate and gov. What I'm
getting at here is that we have public records of what our candidates, up till now, have done, some military or govt background on which to form a
judgement as to leadership abilities.
Now, it used to be that a man's private life was private. haha JFK and his White House girlfriend stories and drug addiction, but he kept the
missiles out of Cuba. Well, nowadays things are different. It seems that's all we've talked about for years in re to pres and candidates for pres.
We've kept the focus on cultural issues, shiny objects to get votes, as for decades Americans could give a rat's patooty about economic issues.
Anyway, those chickens sure came home to roost. And now, some citizens think that a man with neither military nor governing experience should lead
them. We have never had this before!! We only have his business dealing to go by, and they aren't impressive.
Anyway, one last thing, that FCPA I mentioned, has to do with the Securities and Exchange Commission in our govt. One third party candidate's platform
wants to do away with the SEC, and just about everything else in Washington, by either "starving the beast" or electing someone who would do it.
Trump's party is pretty much on the same platform nowadays. So, how nice it would be to them to do away with all those pesky regulations and things
like embargoes and just let business be business. Trump would benefit greatly. Or if we head off these people and don't let them take over, Trump
would still benefit, because unethical, non-patriotic, selfish weasels like him look for every loophole and roundabout ways to get their
edit on 29-9-2016 by desert because: small clarification, two words