Saturday, June 11, 2016
On 6/10/15 at 8:52 pm anonymous wrote and asked me to delete his comment to my blog Today’s Potpourri the following;” no one is forcing you to vote for anyone. You will choose to vote for someone you don't like because you don't like someone else more and feel you have to share that negativity”
He was responding to my comment that in November I would be fo4rced to vote for Clinton. He is right but he missed the point of my comment.
Unfortunately the two party candidates, unless something unforeseen happens will be Clinton for the Democrats and Trump for the Republicans. The choice will be between a very tainted Clinton and a dangerous demagogue Trump who would and could destroy the very principles by which our democracy and way of life functions.
The natural response would be to vote for neither and quite likely our next president would be a person who has constantly preached racial, ethnic and religious hate. He has welcomed the support of leaders whose agendas promote those causes. His election would place into influence modern equivalents of Hitler’s Brown Shirts.
Since abstention from voting or wasting a vote on a fringe candidate who has no chance of election would open our nation to such a danger; it is important to make sure Trump cannot receive a majority, therefore the only alternative is to vote for the lesser of two evils.
*:52 anon, I will not be forced to vote for Clinton by anyone but rather by my concern for our Constitutional liberties and your right to hold and express an opinion critical of another.