How important is this Election? That is the question.

How important is this Election? That is the question.

Ted Folkert – October 27, 2020

Why do we need a new president and a Democratic majority in Congress? Because – as Al Gore, Thomas Friedman and many others tell us – “we are destroying our planet.”

Al Gore has been telling us this for decades as was explained in his book “An Inconvenient Truth.” The right-wingers laughed at him, calling him names like “tree-hugger, sissy, girly-man, liberal” – all derogatory expressions by those who are either uniformed, misinformed, cowards who think they are tough, or simply don’t care about the future of the planet to support human life – only what’s in it for them today.

Thomas Friedman tells us in his book, Hot, Flat, and Crowded, that: “We are the people we have to overcome. We have been consuming too much, saving too little, studying too laxly, and investing not nearly enough. Our political institutions are the institutions we have to overcome. As long as our political system and Congress and Senate seem incapable of producing the right answers to big problems, as long as our politicians can only act like Santa Claus and give things away, and never like Abraham Lincoln and make the really hard calls, the greatness that America is capable of will elude us in this generation.”

“If we want things to stay as they are, if we want to maintain our technological, economic, and moral leadership, and a habitable planet, rich with flora and fauna, leopards and lions, and human communities that can grow in a sustainable way – things will have to change around here, and fast.”

He said all this more than a decade ago. It seems that not much has changed. Time is of the essence.

Please think about this before you cast your vote. We need a change and we need it fast. We won’t get it from those we have allowed to rule our country for the last four years or more.

Vote for Change!!

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