Dear Registered Voter of the United States,
I have a secret to tell you: the economy will get better… no matter who is President. Both sides want a better economy. You may agree with one candidate’s plan or pseudo plan, but no Commander In Chief wants America to slide farther down the ladder financially. Plus, our economic history is littered with economic booms and recessions… it’s the nature of a capitalist society. Economic expansion and restriction has been the breathing pattern of our economy since the country’s birth.
I don’t think I’m mistaken in saying that the office of the President itself has less effect on the economy than people think. What the President CAN do is help shape policy and more importantly, appoint Supreme Court Judges.
I know it is hard to think past the number one issue concerning most Americans right now, but it’s time. It’s time to think past your own pocket. It’s time to think forward.
What you as a voter need to decide is what kind of America you want to live in. There are two roads, and you must choose. If you don’t see a road that leads to your America, then choose the one that has the least power to destroy it…
One road could separate us.
One road will separate certain humans being from getting paid equally for the same work.
One road will divide us into groups worthy of care and those not.
One road will separate which human beings have a right to be legally joined to each other in marriage.
One road will divide women into those who are pro-life, and those who are criminals with coat hangers.
One road could parse violent acts against women into categories of “legitimate” or not.
One road could actually force a woman to carry her rapist’s child.
One road could allow employers to decide whether or not to provide insurance coverage for birth control. This could lead to women making employment choices based on a company’s coverage and very likely religious beliefs. This could lead to a workforce separated by personal belief systems – companies with employees of only like-minds.
One road leads to a future where religion becomes policy.
One road takes us toward less Federal Law and more “States Rights”. Laws in California could be dramatically different than North Carolina. Citizens would move to, love, or hate a state based on it’s policies – we could go back to before we were “united”.
One road leads to “accountability for yourself”, to radical individualism, and to no longer being our brother’s keeper.
One road leads to selective charity not responsibility for our fellow man.
One road will lead to a Separate America – an America separated by states, by religious beliefs, by gender equality, by station in life… where we don’t tolerate each other because the government makes it clear that we don’t have to.
One road leads to rights for some but not for all… and to great civil unrest.
One road speaks more hate than the other.
Two roads. Two candidates. It doesn’t matter who smiles bigger, stands taller, or makes the most noise. It matters who they surround themselves with, who they endorse, what policies they favor, what lies they’re telling, and which road they’re asking us to take.
One road may look less bumpy than the other, but it doesn’t really matter…
The question isn’t really which road looks easier to travel.
The question is where do you want to go?