Just a suggestion –

Really?

All you politicians who have left Washington to go home and “Campaign” ought to return to Washington and work on the really serious problems facing your constituents. You could work on like:

Covid-19,

rampant institutional racism,

poverty, infrastructure,

universal health care (any universal health care for a start),

climate change etc.

If you actually worked for your constituents, your actions would be your reason for being re-elected.

It’s embarassing to see you all running around and pandering to the PACs. If you did your job you wouldn’t need to spend all your time groveling for donations.

DO YOUR JOB!

An Old “Saw”

Recently someone argued that what we were experiencing with the current protests related to George Floyd’s murder, discrimination against people of color and the poor signaled the end of our democratic republic.  They cited the old saw that no government has lasted more than a few hundred years.

I must remind them that there is a difference.  Our democracy has always presented itself as dream based on ideals set forth in our founding documents.  That we, as a people, have dedicated ourselves to achieve those ideals.

None of the previous societies/civilizations/governments were founded on these ideals.  We suffer unrest because we have dedicated ourselves towards achieving those goals; not because we are failing, but because we are still trying.

We, and the founding fathers realized that we will probably never have a perfect union because times and societies change.  That does not mean that we should give up the quest for “a more perfect union”.  But rather, that we should continue that quest realizing that only in doing so will we survive as  people and as a nation.

What Do These People Have In Common?

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Those in nursing homes, the elderly, the poor, the people of color, the employed poor are most likely to vote Democratic in the coming election.

They are also the people who the Republicans are letting, even encouraging, through their administrations both national and state to get Covid-19 and die.

Citizens who are dead cannot vote.  This is just another way to suppress voting. That is the ONLy way that the Republicans can win future elections.  It is alsoa new way to reach the “final solution”.

Should dumping milk be illegal?

Should starving the elderly be illegal?

Should funding the military to support bases outside the country be illegal ?

Should allowing businesses to not pay taxes be illegal?

Should allowing businesses to destroy the environment (the water we drink, the air we breath, our public lands)?

Should our health care be controlled by profit?

Should “land of the free” be “land of the wealthy”?

Presidential Election 2020

 

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Now is the time to nationalize the national election.  I suggest that for this and all future national elections we use mail in ballots.  The expense would be born by the federal government.  If the states want to piggyback onto the mail in ballots they may.

This will eliminate the problem of emergencys affecting the election process whether it be from war or weather or disease.

While we are at it lets make registration mandatory.  You have a social security number you are registered.

In the interem, election day is a national citizen’s day where people are given halfof the day off with pay to vote.