Civics Heaven and Hell, and voting.

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by tacmotusn, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    I considered places to put this anecdotal story (joke) about the death of a politician, Heaven, Hell, and voting.
    although it is a joke I felt its placement here considering the date was appropriate.

    While walking down the street one day a Corrupt Senator was tragically hit by
    a car and died.

    His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.

    "Welcome to heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems there is
    a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not
    sure what to do with you."

    "No problem, just let me in," says the Senator..

    "Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from the higher ups. What we'll do is have
    you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend

    "Really?, I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven," says the Senator.

    "I'm sorry, but we have our rules."

    And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down,
    down to hell.

    The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In
    the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and
    other politicians who had worked with him.

    Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his
    hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense
    of the people.
    They played a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and the finest

    Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who is having a
    good time dancing and telling jokes.

    They are all having such a good time that before the Senator realizes it, it
    is time to go.

    Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises...

    The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens in heaven where St. Peter is
    waiting for him, "Now it's time to visit heaven.."

    So, 24 hours passed with the Senator joining a group of contented souls moving
    from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before
    he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.

    "Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your

    The Senator reflects for a minute, then he answers: "Well, I would never have
    said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better
    off in hell."

    So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell..

    Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered
    with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the
    trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above.

    The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulders.

    "I don't understand," stammers the Senator. "Yesterday I was here and there was
    a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and
    danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my
    friends look miserable. What happened?"

    The devil smiles at him and says,
    "Yesterday we were campaigning, Today, you voted.."

    Vote wisely on November 2, 2010
  2. SLugomist

    SLugomist Monkey++

    This should be required reading at all polling places.
  3. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    Lol...always the same...this isn't even joke anymore...way too real.
  4. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    The point I was trying to raise really is that the two party system is broke and corrupt. The incumbents need to go, and to look hard for an independent candidate with values you can accept.
  5. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    I know, but I was reffering mostly to the pre-voting promises...whether it's 2 party or 100 party, politicians always promise one thing, and deliver other...they promise heaven on earth, but deliver hell...every single time!
  6. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer

    Indeed. I think the only way to fix the system is "out with the old and in with the new." Unfortunately, the American people get fixated on big names. I think some sort of term limits for congress would help. One look at that the rosters over the lost 20 years and what you see is too much recurrence of the same old.
  7. SLugomist

    SLugomist Monkey++

    Term limits
    ban lobbying aka "gifts"
    only registered voters can contribute to a campaign, no corporations, or foreign donations

    Also candidates should have to take an oath before a speech, like in a courtroom. Thus if they lie they can be fined or disqualified from the election, due to contempt.
  8. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    no criminal records....
  9. Gray Wolf

    Gray Wolf Monkey+++

    Eliminate politics as a career choice. In the past, in this country, we chose the best from among us, and sent them to Washington to represent us. They would serve a term or two, then say "Ok boys, I've done my civic duty, now send someone else. It never occurred to people like that to make themselves exempt from the laws they passed, or to vote themselves raises.
    I heard a radio advertisement a while ago, and they were asking a bunch of children what they wanted to be when they grew up. One little girl says "I want to be a politician." When did politics become a career choice?
  10. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Agreed - in those early days of our Republic, an elected representative/senator had a 'real job', and they met inthe 'off-season', when the crops were in and the vagaries of day-to-day life allowed it. These men were professionals - lawyers, doctors, merchants, farmers, etc. Travel to the Capitol was an arduous trek by horse or buggy. They drew a stipend for the costs of travel and lodging - 'per diem' as it's known today. Political office was a civic duty, NOT a paid profession.

    We need to get back to that system. Along with outlawing all Special Interest Groups and PACs. Take away all those idiotic perks that make politics so attractive to the criminal classes of The Elite.

    Otherwise, The Capitol becomes just another gaudy whorehouse - but one in which the johns have no say-so in the 'services' they receive and are NOT left satisfied in the end....... :rolleyes:
  11. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    As I always say...only dead politician is honest politician...Is it possible to create deadly virus that attacks only politicians?... :D
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