A Whole Lot of Shakin’ Goin’ On

| Opinion | November 7, 2019

by William Tozzi
My detectors have noticed a flurry of unusual seismic activity lately. It’s apparently caused by our Founding Fathers turning over and over in their graves upon learning about the ridiculous positions taken by our so-called leaders in Washington.

The following is a just a sample of what’s making them rotate.


“I’ll do anything to win; I’m obsessed with winning. It’s the only thing. I hate you and everything you stand for! I’ll prove you are wrong and I am right. I’ll even go into a rage to let you know how mean and irrational I can be. I’ll cheat, I’ll lie and I’ll reprimand you with my scripted nonsense.”

“I’ll be the sole judge of whether you are guilty or not. And I don’t have to prove anything. Facts mean nothing to me. I have all the answers I need about what is true or false. I can’t find any evidence of wrongdoing, but what difference does that make? I’ll make it up as I go along. You will never win.”


“Don’t you dare ridicule me. Don’t try to make me look like a fool; I am doing a good job of that all by myself.”

“I don’t know exactly what you are guilty of, so I am going to use all my time and energy to come up with anything to turn my losing argument into a winning one.”

“I refuse to have civil discussions because I know more than you. I am smarter than everyone. I am out to destroy you. I will make you a laughingstock.”

“I can say anything I want about you, but you better not say anything bad about me. You are a hypocrite, a liar. You are mad, crazy and insane. I could go on and on, but I better be careful because I might be describing myself.”

“I will ignore my sworn oath of office and commit illegal, inappropriate, immoral and insane acts to achieve my agenda.”

“Yes, I’ll do anything to win, even if it means losing everything. It sounds like I already lost my mind.”


Now let’s return to common sense and sanity. All this shakin’ is tearing us apart. It’s time to act responsibly for the sake of preserving our nation.

It’s somewhat ironic — we’re really not that different. We all are a reflection of each other. If I look into a mirror, I just might see you looking back at me. That’s scary, but it’s a reality. We each need to step back, take a deep breath and relax. We have to learn to compromise and come to an agreement, or else we will all wind up losers. And our society will end up in the dumpster.

In the end, I believe truth will always be the winner, triumphing over deceit, dishonesty and dirty dealing.

William Tozzi, Golden Pen Writers Guild, Santa Clarita, CA

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