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!



11 comments:

mxtodis123 said...

I'm 71 years old and have the same memories as you. Although I wasn't worried about going to Viet Nam, I was worried about those who were. I, too, have been fearful of the American I know and love. It's frightening watching them try to tear apart our Democracy and will be even more frightening should they maintain control. There is evil in these men. Next week's vote is very important to all of us.

Joel Reisteter said...

Great picture, Count Ronald!

Anonymous said...

You should look into early voting. I went to my city hall yesterday and it took all of two minutes as I bubbled in democrats across the form and got a snazzy sticker to boot!

Ron said...

Thanks Joel!

Ron said...

Never did I think our democracy would be in peril as it is now. Trump and his enablers are truly dangerous. What really concerns me is the blindness of those who continue to follow and support Trump in spite of his divisiveness and evil. I am so anxious for next week to come so we can right this ship.
Ron

Geo. said...

With you in California, Ron. When is sanity and reason going to be as contagious as whatever got Trump elected?

Linda said...

Ron,
Love the picture! You can also do mail in voting, Ron. It is easy and you do not have to worry about long lines, weather etc. Do you think we will survive two more years of Trump?

Ron said...

I like voting in person. I look forward to that experience every time I vote. Mailing in a vote just wouldn't feel the same.
Ron

Ron said...

Geo.,
I continue to not understand how so many people could fall for Trump's con. What is the matter with these people? Could it be they really hated Hillary THAT much? I just don't get it.
Ron

Ron said...

Linda,
I love the experience of voting in person. Sometimes I have to wait in line. The best time was when I worked at the polling place. I got a chance to meet so many people and actually participate in the voting process which I have always considered one of our special privileges being an U.S. citizen. It saddens me that some Republicans in states are making it difficult for people to vote now. They are not patriots but cheating.
Ron

Linda said...

Ron,
One of my favorite experiences in my life was registering people who never voted in their lives. I was working at the Library and met people from Vietnam, Mexico etc. One woman said she would bring her husband back to register. I came back on my own time and sat at the table. On that day, 200 people registered to vote. I was very proud.

Ron, continue to vote in person and enjoy meeting people.

It is disgraceful what is going on in this country to hinder people so they cannot vote.