So Trump and Company, where’s the beef? Your accusations impugn election workers (many volunteers), who worked tirelessly, counting votes accurately. And bravely – some received death threats from your fanatical followers.
In the meantime, let’s all take a deep breath, remain vigilant but patient, let our imperfect but well-intentioned system do its work – and TRY to remember we’re all Americans, needing to unite when this is over, respect each other, and work together (hopefully with leadership inspiring us to do that). As our politicians typically end their speeches, “May God bless America”. It seems we need that now, more than ever.
Trump’s worshipers would follow him off a cliff. If he had told them to wear masks, they would have. Imagine where we’d be now, instead of where we are – with cases increasing in almost every state, as we head into winter (when people spend more time indoors) and flu season. With more bitter division than this Moderate has seen in his lifetime. Moderates, do we want four more years of that? Or new leadership uniting us to overcome our challenges TOGETHER? Think carefully about that, and if you haven’t already – VOTE.
Moderates, don’t allow political fiction to become political fact. Visualize an emboldened, unleashed 2nd-term Trump – then VOTE accordingly.
Moderates, if you agree CHARACTER is important, TMM suggests America simply CANNOT entrust Donald Trump with another four years as president. The damage already done would be magnified in a second term - when he wouldn't have to worry about facing voters again. So please, DO NOT vote for Trump; otherwise, we’ll all be saying “WTF” (the old meaning) for another four years. Remember that – and VOTE.
Let’s compare President Trump and VP Biden, using our Moderate Leadership Test (MLT), on RESPECT FOR SCIENCE. Moderates, to ensure scientists SEE your respect, and we GET new leadership we desperately need - VOTE.
What’s something (almost) all of us agree we MUST cut out? How about violence, or the threat of it? The Bible informs us: The Lord tests the righteous, but His soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence (Psalm 11:5). Let’s compare President Trump and VP Biden, using our Moderate Leadership Test (MLT), on NONVIOLENCE; since TMM believes CHARACTER is as important as candidates’ positions, if not more so.
America has always been able to “be best” (to borrow another platitude) when it didn't brag about past achievements, but got busy solving today's problems. Not calling itself exceptional, but making exceptional efforts to protect our children's future.
If you knew which TV classic that line came from*, you might be a Boomer – and you might decide this election. What might God “get” us for? Maybe lacking compassion for others? So let’s compare President Trump and VP Biden, using our Moderate Leadership Test, on compassion – especially since TMM believes CHARACTER is as important as candidates’ positions, if not more so.
TMM reminds Moderates that candidates’ positions rarely match 100% of our own. A better question: all things considered, which candidate is more likely to lead our country in directions I want us to go? Ponder that one, Moderates – then VOTE.