Jesse Ventura Once Said…

Jesse Ventura was born on July 15, 1951. Jesse is an American politician, actor, author, political commentator, and retired professional wrestler. Jesse served as mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota from 1991 to 1995 before becoming Minnesota’s 38th governor from 1999 to 2003. Jesse belonged to the Reform Party which was the one founded by Ross Perot before he formed his version of Perot’s party which was the Independence Party of Minnesota. As of 2020, Jesse switched to the Green Party which is another Independent or Third Party, and was in the running for President of the United States for the 2020 election but in May dropped out of the race.

I’ve considered the Green Party because of its values or ideology towards ecological wisdom, equality, non-violence, feminism, respecting diversity, global issues, and future sustainability. One part I have issues with the Green Party is the stance on abolishing the death penalty. Having been a victim of sexual assault, domestic violence, and other traumas I’ve faced I have many strong feelings about the death penalty. I also feel that we really need to look at how we handle domestic violence, sexual assault, and people who are animal abusers. I believe there is great evil in certain people and that some people will never change. I don’t think that the death penalty is perfect and having one sit on Death Row for years once given a death sentence isn’t right either. If you’re convicted of a crime and it is determined that you deserve the death penalty barring appeals which I think that process (which is good to have needs to be looked at as well) needs to be revamped. I think there’s so much that is messed up with our laws that it should be seriously looked at and get rid of laws that don’t need to be and make the process not take an exorbitant amount of time which is something that I think the government loves to do. I don’t know how to change any of it to make these processes go faster and I think that’s where many people get frustrated in trying to change laws that are in place to toughen up some or get rid of others.

The Constitution guarantees our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That’s all. It doesn’t guarantee our right to charity. – Jesse Ventura

Jesse is someone I think that has his heart in the right place but sometimes the way he states things can come out a bit harsh, that could be said of everyone including me. In this quote, he talks about our Constitution and I wish I could say that while our Constitution states it guarantees our rights to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness that the government has been doing a half-assed job at making sure that equality which is in this core is an actuality. I do think that there are many people who feel they deserve charity but I think that charity should be looked at as a way of improving your current state to make one self-sufficient. I believe that is what many people wish or believe that charity should do and I’m not saying that there aren’t cases of which that is true but I think that it is taken advantage of as well.

I love my country, not my government. Jesse Ventura

This I would have to agree with Jesse a hundred percent. I do love our country, but I dislike our government. Our government needs a major overhaul to make the wrong things right and things as I’ve said before that are old and outdated made to be removed.

Remember that government doesn’t earn one single dollar it spends. In order for you to get the money from the government, that money must first be taken from somebody else. – Jesse Ventura

This is the sad truth of the government and one of the biggest reasons we really need to look at the government, the economy, and what amount of dollars go here and there to figure out a better solution or way to make things better. We have many philanthropists throughout the world and I’m not saying that none of them contribute to the money the government spends and I’m not a financial advisor nor am I going to pretend to know how to fix this but it needs fixing.

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