You don’t need me to tell you that lots of people are interested in what’s going to happen after this election cycle.
Here are couple of things you do need to know about me:
- At one time I considered myself a Republican. I was registered and everything! I was a Rockefeller Republican, socially liberal and fiscally conservative (which today means most Republicans would consider me a socialist).
- When I realized that the Republican Party was only concerned about the budget when a Democrat was President, and only concerned about keeping the government out of certain aspects of life some people’s lives (I.e. gun owning and being a Christian) I switched to being an Independent.
- When Donald Trump became the nominee I switched my party to Democrat so I could vote for Hilary in the Primary (and the general election).
This is all to say that I thought Donald Trump was unfit for office before he won, and the last few years have proven it to me.
I have a plan to vote because I worry about what happens if Trump wins, again.
Over the last week I have been called by 6 different voting groups to ask me if I have a plan for voting. I do, so I say yes, which seems to surprise them. Then they say, ok, well... is there one issue you’re most concerned about? To which I reply: the end of civil society and the impending death of democracy.
That either gets silence or a, “Well, that’s a good issue to be concerned about! Thanks!”
Vote! Even if you plan to vote for Trump (though I am honestly dumbfounded by how any reasonable person could vote for Trump, and not because he’s a Republic but because he is so clearly unfit for the job.