If this photo represents how America seems to you, use your power as an American Citizen to change that image. Staying home on Election Day will never help, nor will voting for an unknown or a write-in candidate who has no chance of winning. Wasting your vote will only cede your power to the folks who drive around with banners on their pickup trucks… who will cast their votes, guaranteed. Our democracy will only work as designed if your voice is also counted.
Please…. don’t be On The Fence for the most important election of your lifetime!
Even if your first choice for President didn’t win the nomination and you don’t like either candidate on this ticket, vote anyway. Keep in mind that improving America is a continuous and gradual process and no candidate may ever seem ideal. This won’t be the last election you’ll participate in. Every four years you get another chance and next time you may be more enthusiastic about your choices.
For now, weigh all the factors then choose the better candidate. Consider all that has happened to America in the last four years then come to a decision. To me personally, Joe Biden is the only choice to make. Joe’s the only candidate on the 2020 Ballot who will move us forward from our dark and racist past. The other candidate, Donald Trump, simply won’t bother.
Please get out and vote this Tuesday. This is the most important election of your lifetime and your country needs you more than ever!
A note on this photo: This was taken in 2016 nearly two months after Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton. It was laying against a curb beside a Trump supporter’s house. I’d seen it there for weeks as I drove past in my truck. He’d never bothered to pick it up after it had blown into the street after the election was over. I got out of my truck one day and photographed it exactly as you see it. It was so sad, so abused and so disrespected.
It was to prove remarkably prophetic of the Trump Administration.