Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Presidential Election of 2016

How did we come to this? In less than a month we will be facing a choice between an egotistical maniac with delusions of grandeur and impulse control disorder -and a greedy. lying sociopath that disregards the security of our countries secrets in favor of increasing her power, influence and wealth. 

As incredible as it sounds, one of these people will become the next President of the United States of America and arguably the most powerful person on the face of the earth. It is just unbelievable that we are in a position to make a choice like this. Historians will be debating how this happened for the next 10 centuries.

Well, be that as it may, here we are, like it or not. We now have to make a choice that will decide the course of our country, and indeed the world, for at least the next four years.

I am not going to tell you which way I am going to vote -and I don’t want to know how you decide to vote. This issue is just too important for you to be influenced one way or the other by my vote. 

However, first I'm going to ask some of you not to vote. I know that sounds strange, but let's face it, there are a lot of people out there who do not understand the issues. They don't read about things happening in the world, beyond perhaps, the headlines. They can't even tell you the name of the last President and Vice President. I recently heard one casual friend of mine say that Ronald Regan was wrong for dropping the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima. Now there's a person whose vote I'd have to worry about.

So, if you don't know anything about the candidates except from the news clips.... please don't vote. Voting is a right, not a duty. And if you vote, the duty is to know just what you're voting for.

Now if you are going to vote (and yes, I think most of my good friends are perfectly capable of voting responsibly), what I will ask you to do is stop and think clearly about the issues facing our country right now. Think about how we got here and how much you think either of these people will change our course for the better, as opposed to continuing on the current, losing and possibly disastrous path. Ignore the commentaries coming from either side in this nasty mud-slinging campaign and follow your instincts. Just do what your own gut says is right.

However it turns out, whatever the outcome, remember: we are all Americans, one people united by our differences and more than capable of handling any challenge we face -so long as we face the challenge together. One reason we are in this situation is because we have allowed the haters and agitators to divide us and spread their hate and distrust.

Do not blindly trust anything that comes out of the mouth of a politician, especially in this election. 

Do not let the darker spirits among us to divide us and spread hate. No good ever came from actions driven by hate. 

Don’t let the liars and agitators spread their chaos and misery.

Fly and respect your flag -and hold true to the ideals it represents! They are the the ideas that founded our country and made it great. 

And lastly, know this: We are Americans. We will get through this mess.

Now, let’s all take hands and pray for the light to see and make the right choice.

Live Long and Prosper...

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