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Our country is facing an election this year that is both unique in our history and monumental in its potential impact on our democracy and our rule of law. Unique in that we have two candidates from the major parties who close to 60% of the voting public don’t have a high opinion of. We have two other parties , Green and Libertarian, whom the media totally ignores so few people even know they even exist.
The two major parties are essentially using the same playbook to motivate their audiences, FEAR of the other party. In the case of the Trump who has presented no platform for running the country other than the ‘promise to “make American great again.” No constructive details on how that will happen other than he is a great ”deal maker.”
Hillary Clinton, with a clear-cut record of supporting all of our failed military ventures and the overthrow of existing governments in countries not big friends of ours (Honduras and Ukraine for two) combined with an affinity for Wall Street and support for trade policies which have decimated our labor force’s wages uses FEAR of the megalomaniac Trump.
Millions of Americans voted for Bernie Sanders who put forward concrete proposals for fundamental changes in our social and economic system that would benefit our citizens, not the 1% billionaires nor the weapons manufacturers. During his campaign he had said that Clinton was ‘not qualified’ to follow such a program.
Wikileaks has now verified what we all knew that the DNC (Democratic National Committee) funneled money to Clinton’s campaign and used tricks to torpedo Sanders campaign. Clinton has rewarded the architect of that effort, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, with the title of Honorary Campaign Head and selected Tim Kaine her VP. He is as center-right as Clinton and supports continued war making, TPP, and weakening the Consumer Protection Agency and bank regulation.
In spite of all this evidence that Clinton was not an honest candidate, Sanders has come out with a full throated support for Clinton as not just the ‘lesser evil’ but a ‘good’ president.
Each of us now have to decide, do we follow Sanders and vote for Clinton as the ‘lesser evil.’ If not, what to do?
LET’S HEAR YOUR VOICE ON THIS SUBJECT. JUST GO TO ‘COMMENTS’ AND LET ALL OF US KNOW HOW YOU LOOK AT THIS PROBLEM … IT’S OUR FUTURE!