Letter: Stark choices
I recently had a conversation with an undecided voter. My hope was that he would study the issues and the candidates and make an informed decision. It is not to be. My friend said that upon entering the voting booth, he would flip a coin.
This is one of the most important election in the past 50 years. The differences are very clear.
One tells us that the best economic policy is to allow the very rich to earn more money, that they in turn will build more factories and create jobs. They believe that the government has no right to govern our lives, that is except for the right of women to chose to have or not to have a child, and everyone the right of access to contraception. Except the right of children to be taught real science. Except the right of middle-class and working-class people to have access to health care. The only real right they believe in is the right to have a gun.
The other party in most cases has different ideas. Taxes should be shared equally. This party believes that the right of privacy extends to all individuals. That all individuals have a right to control their own bodies. That trickle-down economics does not work. It also believes that we must have a health-care system that is affordable.
All voters must make a choice for themselves. This is very hard, but it is what a democracy is and the only way our republic can survive. Remember what John Kennedy said 52 years ago: “We do these things because they are hard, not because they are easy.”