Challenge #01807-D346: For the FuturesteemCreated with Sketch.

in #fiction3 years ago


Political hot air. the Other candidate is always the worse thing that could happen. Unless of course they win your vote. Same Old, Same Old. Then someone manages to prove that Political Promises are actually an enforceable contract. -- Anon Guest

They say that a child's wish is the most powerful thing in the world. And it can be. In the mouth of the right child. But circumstances have to be very, very specific.

Seth was the adopted child of aggressively pro-life political candidate James "Honest Jack" Jackson. He had gone from rags to riches and was the face of reformation of the youth. He was the apple of Honest Jack's eye, and the poster child for "Give a Better Life This Christmas."

And the wish was, "I wish the rest of your pals in the Senate told the truth about what they were gonna do."

Honest Jack knew that none of his co-workers in Washington would be as behind Truth in Politics as he was. He couldn't get them to back that crap for a picosecond. Threatening to root out corruption was career suicide. So he went the other way. He did something... unethical.

He bribed the Supreme Court to push through a law that political promises were an enforceable contract with the people of the United States. Funded and empowered a Bureau of Political Expediency, with the least corruptible people staffing it.

Then Honest Jack sat back and watched the fireworks with his son at his side.

Sherrifs, police chiefs, mayors... every elected official who had essentially sat on their butt for their entire term were rooted out, charged with fraud, and held accountable for their actions and inactions alike. The political landscape was eviscerated as every bad apple was taken down. Their shady dealings exposed.

He had only done one bad thing in his entire career, and he told the public about it. They saw no crime inherent and voted overwhelmingly for him.

And Honest Jack Jackson was the first third-party candidate to become President.

All for a child's wish.

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wow great story about honest jack. he probably is the only honest politician i have heard about in my entire years on planet earth. politician and honesty are like two opposite magnets that could never come together so am amazed by this story.

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