Changeover: (n) a change from one system or situation to another.
Once again, the system we have precariously referred to as democracy has created a changeover from one leader to another.
I have all sorts of chairs in my house. They’ve been occupied by a great variety of humans–and also creatures. But the truth of the matter is, the chair still maintains its quality and dignity.
We have selected a form of government that revels in the ridiculous notion of changeover. Businesses do not do this–they search and search until they find a good CEO and they keep that individual in the position until he or she dies or retires.
But not America.
We feel that a “musical chairs” approach to governing will grant us freedom from fascism. It might be true if those who were knocking over other people to get into the chair did not have a bit of fascism in themselves.
So when Eisenhower became President everyone was sure that as a general, he would try to take over the government with the military.
John Kennedy was going to let the Pope rule the country.
Lyndon Johnson would turn the United States over to the control of angry Negroes.
Richard Nixon was determined to bomb Southeast Asia into oblivion.
Jimmy Carter was so peaceful that he would lead us into war.
Ronald Reagan might tax America into poverty with his “trickle-down economics.”
George Bush, Sr., could cripple us with wars in the Middle East.
Bill Clinton was going to legalize every vice in America and have our children offered marijuana cookies in the cafeteria.
George Bush, Jr., would try to finish his Daddy’s war until he bankrupted the country.
Barack Obama–turn the nation over to African-Americans, while white people would be killed in the streets by the anti-Christ.
And now, folks claim that Donald Trump is going to lead us to the brink of destruction and thermonuclear war.
It’s just a changeover, folks.
As always, it is ugly, perhaps foolish and filled with mishaps.
But because we have taught ourselves in this republic to be more critical than helpful, it is virtually impossible for any one human being to devastate the glory of our freedom and the power of our principles.