The current presidential political campaign is a joke – full of lies and wounds on both sides.  Until our leaders drill down and find the true issues then address them – rather than putting #bandaids on surface injuries –  our country will not improve. 

But our leaders have the ultimate power over ‘us’… the anger we see today is a direct correlation to all the bandaids; the confusion, the hypocrisy, the lack of compromise.
Caricatures of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. (Photo: DonkeyHotey/flickr/cc)

Caricatures of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. (Photo: DonkeyHotey/flickr/cc)

No one wants to admit they are wrong… that they have made mistakes. We all have made them. Now, we look at making our worst mistake ever.
 

Our system is irretrievably broken. Our forefathers said it when this all started out, and maybe it’s time we do it again.  Not in a completely democratic manner, because that is what’s not working… but in a manner the people asked for in the beginning.

The republic they fought and died for. The one they said we were inheriting.

 “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation…” (Opening to the Declaration of Independence)

The United States political campaign is full of "bandaid" philosophy

Bullies and Bandaids

That surely isn’t what I’m getting out of this election. Are you? Where is our fair and equal representation? This  is a political campaign devoid of honesty and care for the people they are supposed to be represent.
“…That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness…”
 
Where is our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Where, in the name if all that is holy, is justice?
 
Because I sure as hell don’t see it.