So, we're being pretty quiet and cautious here about what has happened over the past four years, and I fear that we have become a bit complacent, always assuming someone else is going to do something. I have always believed opposing sides are capable of expressing their beliefs without anger towards others' opinions. However, these past five years have proven me wrong. There has been no attempt on the part of our elected officials to bring our country together. Apparently, some Americans are incapable of discussing without disparaging. Incapable of voicing reasonable different opinions without picking up arms and threatening elected officials that they want taken out of power. Gretchen Whitmer was my original pick for the ticket but was not considered for the presidential slot. I believe this country needs a major shakeup, all through our legislature. I chose Whitmer and Andrew Yang as a ticket because their opinions and histories rebuke pretty much everything that has come to pass. I believe we need folks with a new perspective. I believe the world has changed and things need to change in order to progress. I believe there are many changes to our structural political system that must happen if we have hope of our democratic republic surviving. We need to study past histories, especially those that have been around far longer than our youngster, America. I believe we must start anew. Remember, as strong as Rome was, although he may not have started the fire, and he may not have really played the violin while she burned, Nero certainly used the situation for his own political gain by letting it burn to the ground. Are we doing the same?
Please enjoy this song which seems to voice my feelings and emotions. I have already voted on Sept 25, with my absentee ballot handed right to the legal election counters -- legal here in NC in spite of preventive attempts by Tillis, Burr, DeJoy, and Meadows, our vote suppressing gerrymandering representatives from NC who no longer work here but who ended up on the WH payroll. Check out Matchbox20 on YouTube -- "How Far We've Come". It is up to us, we the people, to develop our country to serve all of us. Do this by voting. Vote 2020.
Also, just a reminder, Alternate Routes -- "Nothing More" -- let it remind us that we are love.