Some people seem to think that Democrats are the best choice. Are they really? Here is a presidential quiz. I’ll put the answers at the bottom of my LTE.
What president did not have a woman in his cabinet & refused to publicly censure Senator Joe McCarthy?
What president signed The Violent Crime Control & Law Enforcement Act that put a million more people in prison, the majority of which were Black & Hispanic? Bonus: what future president rammed it thru the Senate?
What president pushed thru his doctrine that okayed US military force in the Persian Gulf if there was any threat to oil transport there?
Who is known as the Deporter-in-Chief for deporting a record number of undocumented immigrants?
Who made this statement: Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger & are not fed, those who are cold & not clothed. The world in arms is not spending money alone: it is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.
What political parties have presided in the last 40 years over the destruction of the middle class, the development of our forever wars, the largest income gap ever in our country, & the further degradation of the environment? The Democrats & Republicans.
My recommendation: let’s prevent Democrats & Republicans from voting. Only let Libertarians & Greens vote. They will:
End our forever wars & bring our troops back from around 700+ military bases worldwide in around 100+ countries
Deal with our corporate kleptocracy that has made the middle class shrink to alarming levels & create the largest income gap ever
Bring back honest discussion between Americans with the result being that compromises are undertaken so that everybody wins
Educate corporations so that they understand they can make tons of $ & be kind to the environment & their workers
John Lennon said something being a dreamer & hopefully not the only one. I sympathize with him. Hopefully I might entice some more dreamers to make their dreams real!
Jim Cross, Quincy
JFK/Bill Clinton/Bonus: Joe Biden/Jimmy Carter/Barack Obama/Ike