Friday, August 21, 2020

And hope and history rhyme

The platform is formed and the final sprint to November 3, Election Day, will begin by the end of next week when the Republicans complete their convention and reaffirm their candidates. 

The Democratic ticket is set and Joe Biden is the nominee for President. With his Vice Presidential running mate, Kamala Harris, the two-and-a-half month run to Election Day is ready to finally begin. We can finally dispense of that nasty word presumptive.

The battle for the soul of America is underway and the from my position the future direction of America could not be more at stake. I think it is clear to almost every American that there are two different directions for America. In most recent elections, the different directions were more akin to a fork in the road and whether we veered left or right the consequences were similar because the direction was generally consistent. 

Not so this year. The choices are between continuing on as the laughing stock of the world untrusted by allies and disregarded by foes, or a making a hard and sudden turn to restore decency, stability, consistency, and compassion.

History says, Don't hope

On this side of the grave,
But then, once in a lifetime
The longed-for tidal wave
Of justice can rise up
And hope and history rhyme.

But, I will let a 13 year old boy describe tell his story about one of the candidates, in case you did not see the convention last night.

Out of the mouths of children.

Regardless of your political leanings and desires--Vote! It is your solemn duty as an American!

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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