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April 23, 2014
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So vote, already


When I was young, we hid under desks to prepare for the blast of the A-bomb. Did anyone in charge really think that would protect us? Of course not. But they had to give us hope. Or else what? Would our parents have risen up in armed rebellion? Armed with what against a nuclear arsenal? The days of insurrection are behind us, as outdated as the Second Amendment in this age of nuclear terrorism, and that is probably a good thing. The only way people of conscience have to change things is with our vote. It is what the founders of our democracy hoped for. The change is not always a big change. It is not always global or accomplished in the four years of a presidency. That too is a good thing. Because even our chosen candidate will have his faults, his missteps and sometimes the other guy wins. But usually, it’s not the end of the world. Not yet.