pub penIn less than one week it will be election day. Yes, in less than seven days all this political madness will be over. The horrendous barbaric TV and radio attack ads will end, the talking heads will cease their partisan screeching, the thousands of Constant Contact emails begging for money and clogging your inbox will stop – as will the tons of political junk mail now overflowing in your trash can. 

Yes, it will all be over soon. And for many, the end cannot come soon enough. 

Patriotic Americans are vastly disgusted and disappointed with our leadership in government. It makes no difference whether you are a registered Democrat, Republican or Independent. The political shenanigans, disgusting behavior and distasteful antics we are witnessing during this election are proof positive that “America, we’ve got a problem.” And that problem is not about immigration, Constitutional rights, gun control, black lives, white lives, Trump or Hillary. The problem is: Our government is broken. For the most part, it lacks honesty and integrity from those in power on both sides of the aisle. “What’s in it for me?” has become the battle cry of these bureaucrats at all levels. Greed and power drive this fanatic nastiness – with no end in sight. 

Oh, well. At least we still get to vote. Here is the sunny side of this pathetic situation: After the election, all the participants will be exposed for what they are and what they stand for. Then the average American can examine his or her own conscience and ask him or herself, “Did I sell myself out? Did I compromise my own values? Did I actually endorsed and enable such deplorable behavior?” 

Sorry, but at this point, it may be too little, too late. We have created and nurtured a government of self-indulgent politicians who care only about personal power and wealth and what they can game from the system. They are not looking out for their constituents. Sad. However, there is one thing that you can be sure of: We will end up with the government we deserve. 

So, vote! Thank you for reading Up & Coming Weekly.

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