Show Up and Vote!

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“Every election is determined by the people who show up.”

– Larry J. Sabato , Pendulum Swing

A democracy is defined as “a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.”[1]  Because a democracy requires the participation of all the eligible members of a state, we must vote.  It is our duty as a citizen of this country.  Otherwise, elections are determined not by the majority of the citizens but by those citizens who bothered to show up.  That is not a democracy; it is an oligarchy.  A few govern the many. Continue reading

Let Us All Unite!

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America is deeply divided.  Guns, abortion, the environment are only some of the topics causing that divide.  And the Kavanaugh confirmation process seems to have widened that chasm.  What surprises me most is that people can see the same witnesses and listen to the same testimony and reach opposing conclusions.  Even those in the same family are divided.  Those on one side cannot imagine how the other side sees something they don’t.  We simply do not understand each other at all. Continue reading