Country crying out for change

Never in my 60 years have I been so embarrassed and ashamed to be an American. This election comedy show concerns me, because it is real. I have always voted based on knowledge, heart and fact; not party. He’s a this, she’s a that; left, right; liberal, conservative. I feel whoever gets my vote will get it as a default to someone much worse. Sad. Never have I seen such a divided nation; we are polarized in so many ways. Our political system, as it is and (dis)functions, is evidence we have to consider substantive changes. It does not work for the people (except for the people corporations.) Maybe we are too many and too diverse to be one nation, since we have proven 400 million people continue to have vast differences, opinions and actions about almost any issue.

The best any election will bring is at least half of the population dissatisfied, and more within the party whose choice was not theirs. I wish I had an answer. I hope many will think for a change, and at least get past the anger and denial and recognize we are on a race to destruction. I sense some sort of revolution and/or revolutionary change is on the horizon. History proves it — think of our Civil War, or the former USSR. Ignorance and compliance is a race to the bottom. Find some sense, use it, learn and practice thinking instead of ignorance. I love this country, but cannot say it continues to be the greatest in the world. Please, no “love it or leave it” threats. How about improving it? Takes change; not easy.

Rob Dietz


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