The way our political system is currently set up, any candidate that wins a political race represents only half of us. There has to be a better way.
I think I may have found it.
When asked to join a conflict that isn’t my own, my answer has always been, “I don’t think I’ll put my dog in that fight.” But perhaps the time has come for me to change that answer.
You’ve heard the phrase, “A dog is a man’s best friend.” If elected, Indy Beagle will work to update that phrase to make it more inclusive. The new phrase will be, “A dog is humanity’s best friend.”
Dogs are loyal.
Dogs are honest.
Dogs protect their people.
In the famous words of Dale Carnegie, “Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see a bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.”
Ask any bird, horse or other animal which of them is the happiest, and they will always answer, “the dog.”
In the past, “This country is going to the dogs,” was a lament. But today, I believe it could be our answer.
Chelsea Handler said, “You do not own a dog. You have a dog. And, the dog has you.”
Kate DiCamillo said, “You can always trust a dog that likes peanut butter.”
Indy likes peanut butter.
In Travels with Charley, John Steinbeck said, “As he sat in the seat beside me, his head was almost as high as mine. He put his nose close to my ear and said ‘Ftt.’ Charley is the only dog I ever knew that could pronounce the consonant F.”
Obviously, John Steinbeck never met Indy Beagle. Indy can say “frankfurter” so clearly that it rings like chimes. You know, the ones we’ve heard together at midnight.
Samuel Butler (1835 – 1902) said, “The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.”
Germaine de Stael (1766-1817) famously said, “The more I see of men the more I like dogs.” That insight was so piercing that we’re still talking about it 200 years later.
And though it is not in the Bible, I have often seen it written and I believe it to be true, “The Day God Made Dogs, He Just Sat Down And Smiled.”
If you agree that we should quit fighting, struggling, and being unhappy…
If you believe in catching frisbees and
being happy with your friends and
hanging your head out the car window
while your tongue flaps in the breeze…
Consider supporting Indy Beagle for President.
According to the Constitution, a presidential candidate must be born in the United States, a resident for 14 years, and 35 years of age or older. Indiana Beagle meets all of those requirements.
Although Indy refused to put this campaign announcement in the rabbit hole, if you click the campaign poster at the top of this page, it will take you there. – RHW