STEWART: hey now, don’t be a clown

I recently saw a cartoon of an old man sitting under a tree reading a book. His grandson told him his mom had taken him to see the circus but there were no clowns. “There ought to be clowns grandad.”

The old man looked up from his book and told the boy, “sorry my boy, they are all elected to political office.”

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At first it seemed funny, and I chuckled with the humor of what was said, then I reconsidered. Is this what we expect now in elected officials. Now I don’t mean local town council or even regional district I am talking about provincial and federal politics.

When I was a kid suggesting even in jest that our Prime Minister was a traitor would get you some jail time or hinting the President of the United States was involved in corruption or obstruction of justice should make you remember that kind of talk below the border could get you shot.

We have a Prime Minister and a President who are so far removed from the dignity of their office each day brings a new revelation of just how bad it has become. Our Prime Minister has spent too much money in horrific ways and held back in ways where taxpayer’s money could have helped people. The President spends his time being a bully and typing on his Twitter account. His manner of behavior leaves people wondering, how did this bozo ever get elected. 

What amazes me or what I should say bewilders me is how there are still those who follow and support the pair of them and they both plan on running for office again. I do not understand how a candidate could stand in front of his constituents and say vote for me when he or she is following either Trump or Trudeau. No matter what we need in the constituency it is a fact that elected candidates will do exactly as they are told and toe the party line. 

Right here in this province Canada is missing out on $80 Million a day because our premier is holding things up while he is in bed with the Green Party who don’t want progress. If you don’t believe me notice how much oil patch stuff is going through town and onto the Alaska Highway. Trump has gone crazy with tariffs that not only harm trade with Canada but is also killing the commerce of his own country because he is doing things his way.

Both countries are drowning with immigration problems. Don’t get me wrong immigration is ok but then again too much of a good thing is just as bad or worse than none at all.

So, if you are wondering why you don’t see the circus coming to town like it used to do it is because all the clowns are working in Ottawa or Washington. And, of course there should always be clowns in a circus.

So when it comes time to vote in October remember to ask the candidate what they plan to do for you instead of what the party leader wants. As the captain of the Red October said, “sometimes a revolution is a good thing.” Did you see what I just did there?

That is how I see things and now you tell me how you see things.

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