People ask me on a regular basis: Have you ever really voted for Elmer Fudd in a national election or is that just a spoof? Well, to be honest, on more than one occasion I have exercised my right to select a write-in candidate and voted for Elmer Fudd or Bugs Bunny as my wife can attest to when we shared a voting booth during a presidential election several years ago.
“I can’t believe you just did that.” “Why would you do that?” Those were just a few of the comments I heard from my wife as she vowed to never share a voting booth with me again.
As my wife rushed home to call my political science professor sister-in-law and tell her of the mockery I had just made of the electoral system, I rested easy with a clear conscience knowing I did not walk into a voting booth and vote tyranny upon myself and my fellow Americans.
As I would later explain to my wife and sister-in-law, Elmer Fudd or Bugs Bunny will not strip me of my freedom. Elmer Fudd or Bugs Bunny will never strap me with massive debt. And Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny will not line his own pockets with taxpayer money stolen from the treasury.
Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny may be cartoon characters, but unlike presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Elmer and Bugs have never asked the American people for a $52 trillion check to nationalize our health care system.
For all of you who are concerned about the price tag, the senator assures us there will be no tax increase on the middle class and the massive cost will be covered by a tax on the wealthy.
Since we know our politicians never lie, I assume any cost overruns will be covered by plucking several trillions off the White House lawn money trees that provided the last $22 trillion you guys used to solve all of our problems.
Politics in America today reminds me of a story my father told me about the four little boys who would meet every day to play marbles in a sandbox. Every day one boy would bring the marbles to the sandbox, and every day the other three boys would steal his marbles. After a few days, the little boy grew tired of having his marbles stolen and left the sandbox.
I understand, to some of you, a vote for Elmer Fudd or Bugs Bunny is ridiculous, but I have grown tired of having my marbles stolen to the tune of $22 trillion and no longer trust the American politician with my marbles.
The American politician will take every marble you own and the sandbox where you once played will be empty. And you will have no one to blame but yourself.
Elmer and Bugs may not be your favorite cartoon characters, but they don’t make empty promises and have never stolen your marbles.
Jimmy Parker lives in Erwin. Contact him at email@example.com.