Election Day: The Life of the Country Depends on Your Vote

There is only one reason to vote today, but it is the most profound reason anyone can think of. 

The democracy made a mistake in 2016 and elected a wholly incompetent sociopath to head the government. That’s NOT the reason.

For almost two years, Donny Trump has repeatedly embarrassed the United States. He has insulted our allies and embraced and even shown admiration for dictators. That’s NOT the reason.

For the last 40 years, most Americans have decided to not vote, or to vote for someone with no chance of winning. They have squandered the precious gift of the vote and allowed reprobates who don’t care about the country to have a disproportionate say in how the government is run. That’s NOT the reason.

Over the years, the series of checks and balances that we have come to depend on has been reduced to rubble. When the government does something stupid, which it does often, we are now wholly dependent on the courts to keep order and protect the Constitution. We have three co-equal branches of government for a reason. 

THAT is the reason. 

A vote for ALL Democrats today will begin to restore the checks-and-balances to our government and we will begin the process of restoring the democracy to the people. Just remember – today is only the beginning of the process. We’ve had 40 years to create this mess; we will not solve the problem in two years. 

VOTE like the life of the country depends on it because it does. 

Also published on Medium.

About Milt Shook

A writer with more than 45 years in the political game (and let's face it, it is a game). I am a liberal because facts have a liberal bias, and I really like facts. If you like facts, you'll like this blog. If not, you'll have a hard time.

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