We all know the deal by now. We’ve all settled into our respective ideologies, and decided how we feel about the recent presidential election. I can feel my blood pressure raise a tad every time the phrase “recent presidential election.” Don’t you? In fact that’s kind of the point I’m trying to make – that the country, and much of the rest of the world is already sick and tired of having to think or hear about our country’s president-elect. So why do we need him?
@joshacagan posted a tweet on Apr 26, writing “what if nobody was president and we all promised real hard to just be cool,” and although it was kind of a joke, there does seem to be some earnestness to this sentiment as well.
It wouldn’t be the first time a country has gone without a government. For 589 days from 2010-2011, Belgium suspended their government following the resignation of Prime Minister Laterme. And while no laws were passed in this time, and the country was without a singular government leader, nothing terrible happened! The police still operated locally, fire departments and all other life-saving government duties were carried out. And at the end of the 589 days, the country deliberated and found a suitable prime minister.
It’s true that some people somehow want Donald Trump to be president, but most of them voted for Trump just didn’t want Hillary Clinton to be president. What if the alternative is that we all just kinda chill out for a couple years and get our shit together? Cool? Cool? Anyone…?