So, based on my last post, I’m thinking of trying to start a project. I’d start out on Facebook to see if there is any traction for my idea and then see where it goes.
The Political Primary Challenge
The rules are simple and goal even simpler. Lets use the political process against our ruling political class and send a message that can’t be ignored or forgotten in our generation. There are two ways to go about the challenge.
1.) Easy Mode:
During the next Primary Election, get the ballot for what ever political party you normally lean toward and for every office on the ballot specifically vote for someone other than the current incumbent.
2.) Expert Mode:
For those that can take the time to do a little research, during the next Primary Election, get the ballot for what ever political party you normally lean toward and for every office on the ballot try to vote for someone who meets the following criteria:
– For local or county elections, vote for someone who has not previously held any political office.
– For state elections, vote for someone who has not previously held any state level political office.
– For federal elections, vote for someone who has not previously held any state or federal level political offices BUT is likely qualified to manage federal affairs given a substantial background in business or other administrative positions.
– If all else fails, vote for someone other than the current incumbent.
By voting this way during the primary election, we can craft a more unique and diverse general election guaranteed, so much as is possible, to be void of incumbent politicians who are or may be corrupt but the current political process. However, do not deceive yourselves, this campaign is not without its own problems. There is a risk that many offices could be filled by people who are blatantly incompetent and unqualified for the positions they hold. In addition, if we were even 50% successful with the U.S. Congress, we would throw the entire legislative process into complete turmoil especially if we hit the real goal of getting rid the entrenched political leadership (i.e. Boehner, Pelosi, etc). For me, I believe our government has stopped working for us and causing the legislature and even the government in general to stop functioning is a good thing.
Thoughts? Tweaks? Am I nuts?