Confessions of a Future Politician: Part 5

Correcting a Media Mistake / Dumped!

The first draft was passed to the executive committee by email. And by email, a few changes were made, and sent off to the newspaper. The final draft is below:

Letters to Editor

Riverbend Times

The TDG (Tiered Democratic Governance) of Riverbend appreciates the newspaper coverage of the celebration of our important TDG milestone. In essence, we were celebrating the completed merger of the five TDGs of Riverbend — Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, Southeast, and Central — into one TDG. It has taken seven years to build our TDG to this state.

Many volunteer hours and meetings went into this project. We have had to learn new skills. Many average citizens donated funds to this cause, much of which went to renting community halls and using the postal service. More effort will be required in the next few years to take our TDG to the next level.

The newspaper article stated that the TDG is the formation of another political party, one that will eventually rival the Democrats and Republicans in general elections. We wish to correct this interpretation for your readers.

The goal of the TDG is a replacement system of governance for the USA. At some point in the future, it will be obvious that the TDG is better than the system run by the political parties. At that time, a transfer of authority and responsibility will occur. But we are a long way from that day.

Be assured that we have no intention of challenging the two established parties in elections.

If readers would like know more, the TDG website is at If readers would like to learn more of our TDG, our website is

Thelma Delgers, Chair of the the Riverbend TDG

Pamela Harris, Communications Chair of the Riverbend TDG

I woke in Keegan’s bed with his arms wrapped around me and a strong urge to pee. I held off as long as I could, but eventually I had to break free. He woke and told me to meet him at the cafeteria for breakfast. I went back to my room, showered, and headed for the cafeteria.

There were already quite a few students. I sat at an empty table, just waiting for Keegan. At the table next to me were students talking mostly about the happenings of last night. I heard a lot of “who slept with whom” discussion. One girl turned to me and said, “Thelma, where did you end up last night?”

If I had been a white girl, I probably would have turned 10 shades of red. But I just smiled; it was a little fun to be teased in this way. Then Keegan came in. He gave me a smile and a wink and headed for his food. When he returned with his tray, the same girl who teased me asked him, “So what happened to you last night, Keegan?”

He replied, “A gentleman never tells such things.” Then he sat down, but not at my table.

I was all alone.

I put on a brave face, pretending nothing had happened. I finished my breakfast and said bye to the others, giving a little more attention to Keegan. I walked into my room and cried.

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Dave Volek is the inventor of “Tiered Democratic Governance”. Let’s get rid of all political parties! Visit