What’s at stake?

For all of their bluster in rightfully denouncing Trump’s call to exclude, isolate, and persecute minority groups, he still has the support of the GOTP. That shameful behavior is due in large part to the Party’s wrong minded thinking and is beyond a shadow of a doubt proof that Republicans are incapable of governing the Nation for the wellbeing of all. The GOTP have demonstrated their willingness to destroy America on many occasions by bring the US Government and the US Economy to the brink in childish tantrums to get their political way even after laws have been fully vetted and are clearly the will of the people. Members of the GOTP controlled House, led by Representative Tom Cotton have undermined State Department efforts during sensitive foreign Treaty negotiations by sending a seditious letter to the opposite side of those negotiations, the Iranians.

Conservatives love things to remain unchanged, ignoring the fact that everything ultimately changes. It doesn’t seem to register within their thought processes that there is little to be done to maintain a society as static, no matter how much you liked the good old days. The definition of the word conservative says it all:

Conservative – [kuh n-sur-vuh-tiv]  – Adjective – 1. disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change. – 2. cautiously moderate or purposefully low: a conservative estimate. – 3. traditional in style or manner; avoiding novelty or showiness: conservative suit. – 4. (often initial capital letter) of or relating to the Conservative party. – 5. (initial capital letter) of, relating to, or characteristic of Conservative Jews or Conservative Judaism. – 6. having the power or tendency to conserve or preserve. – 7. Mathematics. (of a vector or vector function) having curl equal to zero; irrotational; lamellar.

Now I fully realize that many who feel discomfort at the prospect of a changing world, out of their control, might seek to slow or even reverse that change but we can’t succumb to fear. We cannot allow someone like Trump to take advantage of that fear just so that he can inflate his already overinflated ego by seeking the highest office in the land. But this is exactly what has occurred. Trump and his minions have disregarded the principles that America was founded upon because they fear the changes our society has undergone over the last thirty years; despite the fact that those changes are good, necessary, and in any event, unavoidable. The pendulum of social justice will inevitably swing in the opposite direction.

Would any of us like to go back to a time before the 1950’s when Women were repressed, Blacks were segregated, abortion was illegal and something obtained in a back alley, members of LGTB community were closeted, Communism and nuclear annihilation were the greatest things we had to fear, and Civil Rights was an unknown term in the American lexicon? I sure as hell wouldn’t, life back then was stunted and thin. Forward looking, we should be looking forward and not through the lens of our rear-view mirrors.

To accomplish a continuation of forward moving social progress will require some effort in this 2016 election cycle. The 2016 U.S. general election will be held on Tuesday, the 8th of November 2016. “This election year will feature the Presidential Election, elections to the United States Congress. There will also be municipal, school board, gubernatorial and state legislative elections in many states; as well as numerous citizen initiatives, and a variety of other local offices on the ballot.”

The conservatives have rallied around a leader who has promised to make America great again, as if it isn’t great now, but the fear monger Trump has found support among those who would seek to return us to an earlier time when life was perceived to be better as seen through the rear view mirror, we must not allow this to happen! Everyone must vote in the 2016 elections. Voting is the only way that the voice of the Nation can be heard. So if you can drive and possess a motor vehicle I urge you to check with your neighbors and people within your sphere of influence and ask if they have their Voter ID, have they registered to vote, and if not ask them if you can help them to get to the polls to vote in the Presidential Primaries

The general election is scheduled for Tuesday November 8th 2016 it is vital that everyone exercise their right and duty to Vote, unless of course you’d like to return to circa 1950 or worse.

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