Tuesday, October 30, 2018
One Week To Go!
This time next week I will have cast my vote in the mid-term elections. Here in southern Delaware, we're pretty much progressive (Democratic). There are pockets of Trumpism, in fact more than a few pockets but Delaware is pretty safe for Democratic control of Congress.
What is going to be interesting is the results of the nationwide voting. I say without exaggeration this is the most important election of my lifetime.
When I was a kid, my biggest worry was an atom bomb dropping on us, incinerating me out of existence. Hiding under my wooden desk with the metal legs bolted to the floor wasn't going to save me from the thermal blast of an atom bomb. Even my little seven year old brain figured that out.
Growing up, my next big worry was being sent to a senseless war (Viet Nam) and dying in a steamy rice paddy. Thankfully that didn't happen during my three year tour of duty in the Army. Yes, I was very lucky. Many were not.
Now I have a new worry, the biggest worry is the loss of our democracy in this age of Trump. Trump is who he is, my shock is the Republican enablers in Congress. They are traitors and cowards in my humble opinion. They scare me to death.
Hopefully this time next week, after the mid-term elections our country will be on a new course. In the meantime, have a happy Halloween!