This post is mainly due to something I heard on the last episode of "Real Time with Bill Maher." Of course the topic was the upcoming election and how he couldn't understand why people would seriously support Trump. He either said it or strongly suggested it that perhaps many people were just too stupid to vote. On the surface this sounds like a valid statement. There are probably many people out there who know more about a certain celebrity or sports star than they do about their congressman or senator. There are many who don't know a thing about world events, but know how to get the cheat codes for the latest first-person shooter. But then the question becomes, "who determines who is smart enough?" We all know how well polling tests worked in the South during the 50's. Even the people currrently running for president don't know where Allepo is. So then how about we have just really smart people running for office and voting. Normally I would say that was a great idea, but then I look back to Lenin and Marx. They were really smart guys who had a really good idea (at least they thought so). And how well did that work out. So then I really started thinking about what would be the ideal government. That didn't last long because it made my head hurt and made me want a whiskey. Is democracy a joke? Do we secretly want a monarchy where someone makes the rules for us so we don't have to worry? How about a benevolent dictator? Does one exist? I'm sure there are many folks out there who would love a theocracy and turn us into the United States of Jesus. Of course it would work! We wouldn't be like those crazy Muslims who follow the Koran and talk of caliphates. This would be different! So what are some thoughts about the "ideal" government. Or should I just grab a bottle and follow the doctrine of Jack Daniels?