For graying baby boomers like me, Nov. 6 this a second chance to answer the call of history. Just as some of us did in the 60s, we can choose to merely observe current events unfold, or step-up and make a positive difference. With congressional midterm elections less than eight months away, we need to act now if we hope to influence the outcome.
I am personally moved to action by a sense of urgency that’s born of fear about what our corrupt and incompetent president may do next. I’m a Vietnam veteran, and occasionally visit the VA hospital in Seattle. As soon as I cross the hospital’s threshold, I come face-to-face with a photo of the “commander in chief.”
Pictures of that draft-dodger are routinely displayed in all federal office buildings. When I see that ridiculous image of Trump, posing like a two-bit Mussolini, I’m still incredulous that he could actually be our president. And that realization always stuns me, like a slap in the face.
To their everlasting shame, Trump’s regime is enabled by a cravenly self-serving Republican Congress. Clearly, his ability to imperil our country must be constrained. You and I know that to do this we need to elect a Democratic majority in one or both houses of Congress this year.
Want to be part of the solution? I’ve found ways for responsible blue-state elders like you and me to take action that can make a positive difference, and I’m glad to share what I’ve learned. Email me: FlipDem2018@gmail.com