Tuesday, November 08, 2016
The final night
Well, here we are. This is literally the most important election of my lifetime. Not because the issues facing America are especially dangerous relative to other times, but because one of the candidates is so unpredictable, so out of control, so ignorant and arrogant, that there's no telling what catastrophes he'll cause. One of our two parties has been deteriorating for years and needs to be smacked down hard. They not only question the legitimacy of our current President, but the very idea of government itself. The government, of the people by the people and for the people, is our best tool to improve the lives of Americans. Going down the nihilistic path plotted for us by the Republicans is to ensure the eventual destruction of the American way of life.
This isn't an election between two candidates of opposing philosophies. Trump has no philosophy. He has no positions or policies other than his own self-aggrandizement. The fact that the party of supposed "family values" supports this man should be an ever-lasting shame. The fact that Christians support this man means I never have to listen seriously to their moralizing bullcrap ever again.
A point that is often overlooked is that a vote for Hillary Clinton shouldn't just be because Trump is so bad. Hillary has served the American people to the best of her ability for 30 years. She served honorably as first lady, Senator from New York, and Secretary of State. The controversies surrounding her are not due to any corruption on her part, but unrelenting attacks from conservatives who have irrationally hated her for as long as they've known her. Despite all they could throw at her, no wrongdoing has ever been found. Dozens of Congressional committee investigations and even an FBI investigation found no criminal wrongdoing. Maybe, just maybe, that's because she's innocent and these were witch hunts.
The choice in this election isn't even close. Vote for a smart, knowledgeable, compassionate, dedicated public servant over a racist, misogynistic, narcissistic, greedy, immoral asshole who will burn the country to the ground.
This is it.