Despite what the latest polls say, will we as Americans elect our first (in the words of Democratic Primary presidential candidate Martin O’Malley) fascist president? The polls say no—but I am still uneasy.
I have conservative friends who know Trump is terrible, but only care about getting a conservative supreme Court Justice. This shortsighted decision fails to realize that an intellectually lazy president can be manipulated by different interests to create problems the entire country will live with for decades.
I also have friends who are staunch Democrats who say they are not voting. They find every single candidate unacceptable. These friends need to grow up. Whether one likes a candidate or not, the responsibility of a citizen in a democracy is to vote, even if one believes they are voting for the better of two evils.