How many of you would tell your children to take shelter from a thunderstorm under a tree? Or shelter during an earthquake in the basement or crawl space? Well, this is the wisdom of many current leaders in the Republican Party who indifferently think they can exhibit and demonstrate superciliousness as example to their voters without consequence simply because it suits their immediate need to support Trump’s “Big Lie.” Voters who faithfully (and blindly) believe and trust that these leaders will help and protect them during threatening times will be, and are, harmed when “reality” is confronts them like the three tourists in Washington, D.C., recently, struck by lightning seeking protection in a storm. Yet, these are the kind of leaders the Republican Party is producing now with the Tea-Party, Freedom Caucus and other Trump acolytes, who seek their private advancement over their constituent’s well-being.
Our culture’s capitalistic path to the Constitution’s e pluribus unum requires good faith and trust between contracting parties. This same faith is required between citizens of in our democratic republic. If each of us are going to prefer living in our own version of reality, fearing everything and everyone else out of suspicion of the other’s intent, our democratic republic, or republican democracy cannot “…hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
We must refuse this current Republican agenda, vote for your children! Vote for Mary Peltola and protect our future.