It continues to amaze me that those who are otherwise very good people, maybe they give their time and energy and money to charities and their communities, and maybe they are good Christians as they define it, can believe that the Republican Party has the best interest for us, for our communities, our state and our nation.
Surveys show time and again that on all the issues facing us, two-thirds or more of Americans actually agree with the policy positions of the Democrats. It is the cynical and misleading long-term propaganda campaign of the Republicans that has confused many of us.
Whether the economic numbers seem to say we are a little better or worse month to month or year to year, the real truth is things have gradually gone downhill for the majority for several decades now while a few at the top are taking it all for themselves. This is a result of policies favoring the richest, pushed on us by politicians who do the bidding of their biggest campaign donors and win elections because they spend the most on TV ads that we hate, but that influence enough “independent” voters to sway elections in favor of the biggest spenders.
If we as a state and nation are ever to break the cycle of less and less for most of us, so a few can have more and more, we have to stop basing our voting decisions on TV ads. We have to stop giving away our political power to the big donors funding the commercials. It is still one person, one vote in this country.
So please, help save our democracy, go out and vote for the Democrats up and down the ticket. And if you don’t vote because you are disgusted with the whole system, that too is part of the Republican strategy. If you are not part of the solution, in truth, you are part of the problem.
Kevin M. Kuehl