Tuesday, March 15, 2016

As The Polls Open....

Super Tuesday #3 today.  Or is it #2?  I can't remember.  This is the strangest and scariest presidential election season in my life.  This November will mark the seventh time I have had the right to volte in an election and I feel it's the most important one of my lifetime.

As a history major, I learned how easily history repeats itself.  It's not rocket science.  It's pretty simple.  Similar to the days of being a vice principal.  We would catch a few students doing something ridiculous and illegal; the message would spread across campus, but after awhile, another student or group of students would step up and do something equally or more ridiculous.  History repeats itself.  Some politicians feel they are above the law.... but time catches up to them.

The rhetoric spewing from Donald Trump's mouth is simply insane.  Sure, there will always be a group of individuals who are angry with how the government is working so they will listen to somebody hard-talking with "fresh" ideas.  Being angry is one thing, but to discriminate against others and have a "get them out" attitude is simply un-American.  Trump is doing a brilliant job playing on the emotions of people who feel they have been "wronged" or people who do not like what Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders stand for.

As an American, I do understand that people have the right to express themselves and have their own opinions.  However, to discriminate against others to the level that the Trump "coalition" has been is absurd.  It is embarrassing.  There have been comparisons to his campaign and to the propaganda of Adolf Hitler - and I understand why.  What these "followers" of Trump don't understand is that he has not proposed one solution; he has never held an elected office; he does not understand the ins and outs of government.

History can repeat itself.  If we are not careful, we will be the country that is seeking a "Final Solution to the ______ problem."  I may regret writing this one day.....if you know what I mean.  There's never been a more important time to vote - and to do so in an educated manner that doesn't strip the rights away from others......

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