Some of you may have seen the SNL skit where Kate McKinnon (who's been doing HRC to Alec Baldwin's Trump) told us that on Tuesday we get to 'choose what kind of country we want to live in'. Oh, my...sweetie, 1) Keep in mind how many people support Trump--and how they think--one blamed Obama for 9/11 on grounds he was off vacationing, not in Oval office working. Seriously, the reporter kept trying to hint and clue the guy in that Obama had not been elected yet at that point, with no success. 2) No matter who wins we're not in that great of shape---it is not just that we've lost the 'moral high ground', we never really had it. Look at how this nation was born. Our real guiding principles are 'might makes right' and 'ends justify the means'. As a kid i believed the 'liberty and justice for all' PR even as i was learning that they didn't really mean it---especially the 'for all' part.
Now, i voted already, because our country is like some brilliant sadistic genus that squanders his potential deceiving and hurting people instead of finding solutions to problems that will help people. You read the documents (Declaration of Independence and Constitution) and you think, even as you recognize the hypocrisy therein, that if we just MEANT it, just worked to 'make it so', ahhh...that would be nice. There's great potential but when i look at the reality, when i confront the facts---i despair. If i did not have kids and a grandson i wanted to stay near--i'd be gone.
Many of the elections i've voted in over the years i voted for the 'lesser of two evils', once or twice there was candidate i thought was a truly better choice. This time, via an early ballot, i voted for the person i think will at least allow the nation to survive---so maybe the next one can try, as Pres. Obama did, to get make us fulfill our potential. That's another reason i voted---the 'down-ticket'---we need Senators and Congress people who will actually work for US, not just their party agenda. i hope all my fellow Americans will, if they haven't already---get out there and vote. Everyone talks about the 'rights' the Constitution gives us, but few acknowledge the responsibilities inherent in those rights. Voting is one of them, even---maybe especially in a year like this.