This is one truth I hate to tell, but I must. The American voter is the least informed in all the developed world. We are a lazy people who trust television for 90 percent of what we think we know. Therefore, when election day comes most Americans know nothing about the candidates or issues on their ballots. Polls show that only one in ten Americans can name the vice-president; only one in a hundred can name the Speaker of the House.
This fact is why Republicans win elections; American voters choose to be ignorant. If each voter learned the truth about Republican candidates, they would never win an election which is not rigged by Russia or the mainstream media.
I am writing this in the hope that everyone who reads this will tell others to read it. If Trump and Moscow Mitch have their way, our 2020 election will once again be rigged. If our nation; our democracy is to be saved, we cannot allow that to happen.
Intelligent voting begins with ignoring the “R” or “D” next to the names of the candidates. If you vote for a party, you are a moron. Politicians care about winning elections, and once they are in office, they serve themselves and forget about their promises. It takes about ten minutes to learn where each candidate actually stands on the issues. Voting for a woman or man who is most closely aligned with your needs and wants will greatly improve our nation’s government. Refuse to vote for any man over the age of 60. The average age of all Americans is 38.1. An old, white man who has been in the House or Senate for far too long is out of touch with the majority.
The current impeachment trial is a farce thanks to Moscow Mitch and his greedy and selfish party. The Trump Party will say and do anything to win elections. The truth is that their priorities are their party, special interests, and billionaire donors. You and I are not on the list. They ignore every poll taken on the issues most important to the majority. Plainly put, they don’t give a damn about the American people. They think they are more intelligent and therefore better than us.
If voters pay any attention to the debacle in the senate, they will see that all Republicans hate America and must not be reelected. If voters choose the best candidates, Democrats will regain control of the senate in November.
The most important fact is that this is your country and you must decide its future. If you vote for Republicans, who are in fact the Trump Party, you will be choosing to continue the fascist policies of Donald John Trump. If you vote for younger women and men who support the American people with progressive ideas which will lead our nation forward into the 21st century, you will choose Independents and Democrats.
It’s all up to you, and on November 4th we will know if America will continue or will end after 244 years.
“The Truth Lives Here”
Op-ed by James Turnage
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