Why are so many of the Americans whose candidates won in 2016, so angry? Why aren’t they happy with themselves, their vote and the result of their Electoral College victory?
Why in a, Land of the Free, do fewer than half of America’s eligible voters pass on the privilege? Why do we prefer expedient indifference and over consumerism more than civic duty and good citizenship?
Why are we shocked by the darkness enveloping us when we’re increasingly riveted to the revile residue of political hacks and PACs?
Why are some likely voters mesmerized by negative ads, puppeteering on programmed devices, attempting to whitewash America’s, of, by and for the people national creed, into blinded faith devouring separation of Supreme Being and Supreme Court?
Why are the closed minded so open to closed borders – inheriting the wind of their master’s voice trumpeting red glare to remaster, we hold these truths to be self-evident?
To, the truth will set you free patriots, voting is not only our, nationalistic contract to, preserve, protect and defend our U. S. Constitution against all enemies – foreign and domestic – but each election is ICE cold water in our glazed over memories of, why every struggle for a perfect union has been engaged in a great civil war.
While rallying to rile up the Base of opposing points-of-view, clearly defines the great divide media and pollsters say, We the People have chosen to become, we’re aiding and abetting the resurfacing of our most detrimental historical battle lines: hate and fear of changing evolution vs. our rainbow of colors revolution – the former for stagnating American progress with the darkness of Tiki-Torch parades, and the latter, stumbling imperfectly forward – until 2016.
At our best, voting unites our First Amendment freedoms with Freedom of Choice and Free Will to recharge our acumen to ascertain who are the false prophets preaching fear and loathing – and who, our better angels.
Caravan repudiation is as old as, no room in the kataluma – and as revolutionary as Plymouth Pilgrims vs. Native-Americans over who delivered Thanksgiving dinner.
Parties and candidates insist elections are won by polls and preemptive digital data of demographics, but voting is more – individual soliloquy, sanctified by reverence for America’s idealistic raison d’tre: with malice toward none, diminishing the number of supremacists’ boots on the neck of American enlightenment.
However, if reason succumbs to blind obedience and reasonable debate yields to the incivility of Right-Wing Theocracy, independent thinking will be in a me first Ecclesiocracy choke-hold.
What exactly is it we wish to inspire with our vote?
Is it, factual Climate Change science or denial of affordable mental and physical healthcare? Is it gender equality and income parity or raping #MeToo targets, all over again?
Are we voting to honor American veterans or to spend 200m tax dollars to threaten families emulating our European ancestors?
Will our 2018 elections reflect our wannabe, shining city upon a hill, or the racist abuse of presidential power?
Do we elect to vote in resounding support of a Google #TimesUp Walkout or a groper-in-chief?
Will record-breaking voter turnout recapture the essence of our Statue of Liberty global promise or fuel ever increasing cultural tensions distracting America from what’s most dear to our pursuit of happiness: the safety of school bus children, 4th grade girl scouts and jailed refugee children.
Will we vote the Golden Rule, or salute and shoot asylum seekers armed only with the children and clothes on their backs?
Our Civil War proved Benjamin Franklin’s challenge, if you can keep it, could yet result in an America of, alternative facts.
Walter Cronkite, that’s the way it is:
Voting is as private as one’s sense of self and as personal as our definition of character. The only penance for our 2016 Russian Electoral College tally is to reverse it in the ballot box, Tuesday 6 November 2018, following the example of America’s first.