Tuesday, November 8, 2016
... Foreign and Domestic
When I think of all the trouble I've caused -- both foreign and domestic -- I am hard pressed to associate any of it with time on a trout stream.
So, following the popular technique of citing a carefully chosen specific event then generalizing its outcome to all manner of "logical certainties" I am here to suggest trout fishing will save the American political system.
Think of it yourself. How much trouble do you really cause when you are in a stream? Really?
If all our politicians spent fifteen percent of their terms on a trout stream, they'd cause fifteen percent less havoc.
Why, go for broke and put them out with a rod in hand for fifty percent of their allotted time in office.
One day in congress means one obligatory day fishing.
There'd be a lot less Mickey Mouse and a lot more attention on habitat maintenance and improvement projects. Maybe there'd be some legislation about egregious fly line proliferation, too.
Okay, okay. I'm not really that bigoted. I respect another angler's right to buy a line called "Super-Dri Bandit" if they want to. I will however make fun of them.
Trout: save the fish, save the vote.
Look - it's a better platform than anyone else has going right now.