by Jack Bennett
The primary election is rapidly approaching ( April 26th to be exact) A freedom most of the world’s people do not have (that of voting) is largely taken for granted in the United States.
A large turn-out at the polls is 25% (give or take a few votes) Usually the primary at the national level doesn’t mean much here because it’s (the candidate selection) been determined by now in the earlier primaries and caucuses.
This year, however, Pennsylvania is in the “thick of the battle” in either party and it is your opportunity, no, your obligation to get out and vote both in the primary and in the general election in the fall.
For the Democrats you have a choice between more socialism and total gun control in Hilary Clinton and total socialism and heavy gun control from Bernie Sanders.
For the Republicans we have Ted Cruz, a Texas Senator who claims not to be part of the establishment, and Donald Trump, a businessman who wants you to believe he will fix everything.
There you have it, short and sweet, more of the same with greater debts and shrinking world reputation on one side and the promise of reform and fiscal responsibility on the other.
The choice you make will determine the destiny of the United States, Yes, it’s that important, get out and vote. The time is now, the place is here and the future of the country is at stake, get out and vote.
Remember, all that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men and women to stand by and do nothing.
IN SEARCH OF THE ELECTORATE
The views expressed are those of the author.