Are they all liars?
Maybe not, but the majority of the successful ones are.
But that's our fault. We only vote for liars.
Well, not our fault exactly, it's in our programming. I watched this documentary on TLC years ago where they proved that the best leaders are the best liars. They took a class of five-year-olds and gave them something terrible tasting to drink. Then they sent the kids one by one into a room with a couple of interviewers and instructed the kids to tell the interviewers that the drink tasted good.
The kids who could, after nearly choking on that terrible drink, look the interviewers in the eye and say it was great were the outgoing leaders of the classroom.
One girl broke down and couldn't lie at all. When they showed a video of free play in the Kindergarten classroom, she was the one hiding under a table.
Well I have a solution, and you're not going to like it, but hear me out.
We need a president with no strings attached (you know, lobbyists, donors, etc.) right? Under our current system, that is absolutely impossible. So I propose that we draw the next president randomly out of a hat!
(Not an actual hat, of course, but you get my point.)
We take every American citizen who meets the requirements for age, health, IQ, and education, and we put their names in a giant swirling drum. Then we have a random, blind-folded six-year-old pull out the names of our next President and VP!
The next thing we'd have to do is put term limits on high-level bureaucratic positions. These people can have their jobs for decades and no one even gets to vote on them.
For my next post, I have a great idea that even fewer people will like.