I really like Mike Rowe. However, I have to STENUOUSLY disagree with him when he recently wrote “Voting is a right, not a duty, and not a moral obligation.”
It is both – a right AND a duty. Along with that comes the responsibility of reading many points of view and FACT CHECKING. There are LOTS of fact checking sites out there that are dependable. Read widely. Know the party and candidates platforms. Vote for whomever is most closely aligned with your own political viewpoints…even if that person is from a third party. Even if they have no chance, the numbers will be a message to Washington. We all have a DUTY to RESEARCH, THINK and VOTE.
To quote Edmund Burke:
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke
Donald Trump is a danger to democracy. I remember the scenes in this video from the nightly news folks. They formed my strongly held beliefs in civil rights. If somehow the plight of the protesters in the 60s civil rights era does not move you – please broaden the message of this video. Trump would do everything possible to silence ANYONE who disagrees with him. It is our first amendment rights we need to defend. Can we say “Nazi Germany”?
The possibility of the first female president is bringing back one of this nations’s finest hours….The Salem Witch Hunts. It seems we have truly reverted to our earliest roots and even back to medieval times. Think Salem Witch Trials and the Inquisition.
Trumpzilla and his minions are truly evil. Did you know that his campaign manager Paul Manafort once represented Ferdinand Marcos? Even if you are convinced that Hillary committed a crime rather than being extremely careless with her emails, these invectives spewing from the mouths of members of congress and other political elite should be chilling to everyone who supports a democratic society.
And yes – Dana Milbank writes an opinion column. However – his statements can be verified on neutral sites – or at least sites that are a neutral as can be found online.