Not Really a Choice

Is there anyone left who hasn’t voted and who remains undecided? If so, I can’t imagine why: the choice between Donald Trump and Joe Biden couldn’t be more clear. But if by chance we’ve got voters still making up their minds, I’d ask them to consider these questions:

Do you want a president who lies, or one who tells the truth?

Do you want a president who incites violence, or one who seeks peace?

Do you want a president who favors dictatorships, or one who values democracies?

Do you want a president who mocks his constituents, or one who respects them?

Do you want a president who cares about himself, or one who cares about his country?

Simply answered, Donald Trump lacks the moral character necessary for the job. He has shown himself to be dishonest, imperious, and vicious. He appeals to the most vile instincts in human nature.

Joe Biden, on the other hand, exemplifies virtue. He’s not perfect, but he pursues a fair and just course. Honest, thoughtful, and kind to others, he has the moral character necessary for the job.

We may wish this election to be solely about policy; certainly immigration, climate change, racial justice, income equality — all of these and more — are on the ballot. But what matters most of all is character.

Donald Trump is destroying our country. Joe Biden will build it back. There’s not really a choice.

The American flag

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Marjorie George

I write once again, hoping to make sense of a world on the edge. Humor helps. So does my family. And, of course, there’s always another weed to pull.