Political Haiku

I have not been able to get excited about any candidate for president this election season. Maybe I am just getting too cynical in my middle age, but I have finally decided this is actually a good thing. They work for us, not the other way around, and none of them understand that government has grown so large it is our biggest problem.

It does not matter if they are Democrats or Republicans, they are politicians, and that is what makes them different from you and me. They all want to tell us how to live our lives, as if they had some special insight to what makes you and me happy.

Rather than get all grumpy about this, here is a lighthearted look at our current government situation through some political haiku (within the limitations of my rookie WordPress editing skills):

Austerity bad! / We must pay everyone. / Oops. No money left.

 You’re a helpless naif. / I’m a benevolent sage. / You must obey me.

I promise you all. / I deliver empty vapor. / So what! Vote for me.

Freedom or safety. / Seems an easy choice to me. / But I know Ben’s words.

How did we get here? / Little promises added / and added. That’s how.

So remember, it’s not Democrats versus Republicans, it’s over-bearing know-it-alls against the normal people. Make normal normal again.

“Anyone who trades liberty for security deserves neither liberty nor security” Ben Franklin


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