Don’t Vote for Either of Them

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Flag“In short, the democratic faith is this: that the most terribly important things must be left to ordinary men themselves – the mating of the sexes, the rearing of the young, the laws of the state. This is democracy; and in this I have always believed.” – G. K. Chesterton

We built a system that was designed to facilitate this… designed to let decision-making fall to the ordinary individual when it comes to the most important things.  That is the secret power of this nation.

The system of representation that was created at the beginning is a necessary evil needed to deal with obvious logistical challenges.  Its creators knew there were pitfalls on every side.  Our founders knew the dangers that came along with that system.

So despite the many issues we face, both domestic and abroad, there is still only one question to answer when we choose our public servants in November.  Who understands the democratic faith and who is willing to sacrifice greatly to fight for it?

An election should not be a search for people of skill or experience or superior intellect that can help us figure out how to solve the many problems our nation faces.  Special skills and any other kind of elite status is a disqualification.  They just add to the list of reasons to take power from the individual and give it over to the elite.  We need to search for someone with the humility and courage to give power back to the individual.

We don’t need a wealthy narcissistic idiot who has figured out how to work within the existing economic system to collect wealth and power for himself.

We don’t need a cunning tactician who is a master at navigating a minefield of powerful interests to advance her agenda.

There is no lesser of two evils here.  They have both turned their backs on the faith.

Have we all?