Never before in the history of National politics have the voters of America been saddled with more inept candidates for the highest office in the land. Hillary Clinton is a pathological liar and Donald Trump is a braggart and a buffoon. A significant contingent of the American electorate are threatening to boycott the election on the premise that , the “lesser of two evils” is still evil therefore they will stay away from the polls on election day.
This thinking is flawed on at least two fronts. First: Allowing the ‘greater’ of two evils to triumph is a stronger victory for evil. Second: Not voting because one is not happy with either candidate is, in my opinion, an abdication of not only the responsibility to participate in the electoral process but the right to engage in the discussion. If you don’t vote, don’t complain. There is no such thing as innocently standing on the sidelines.
Dante famously said: “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crisis maintain their neutrality.”
Albert Einstein wisely said: “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil but by those who watch them without doing anything.”
Surely the position(s) of one of the candidates on the issues in this most unusual election more closely reflects the values of each American citizen than does the other. That then is the criteria which should drive our vote.