When I had a problem with my faucet and sink, I called a plumber. When I had trouble with my lights, I called an electrician. When I kept getting attacked by rabid raccoons, I called animal control who promptly told me, “Sorry, buddy, you are on your own.” My point is, I want a specialist for the situation.

So, the election is coming up.

We are once again faced with the choice between a career politician and a businessman. Neither of them has a stellar past, but, again, I need to go with the specialist for the job at hand. One knows the laws of our country while the other knowingly breaks them. One is a creep who messages women’s shoulders and smells their hair while the other allegedly rapes women. One has not cheated on his wife while the other cheated on all of his wives. One has not gone through bankruptcy while the other is very familiar, having gone through it seven times. One attends church on a regular basis while the other holds the Bible like it is burning him. The choice is difficult to be sure.

There is a saying, “Actions speak louder than words.” This basically means that one should take into account what an individual does instead of what that individual says. One time, while teaching kindergarten, I told the students not to put the markers in their mouths just before art time. Later, I went up to a girl and told her again the rule about markers. She looked me dead in the eyes and said she didn’t. As she spoke to me, the rainbow of colors around her lips gave her away.

All I ask is to take into account all of the candidates’ past actions before making a decision for president.

Briar Farr

Crescent City


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