A Plea for Peace, Science and Sanity

And why it isn’t about politics this time

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So it makes sense that this year’s election would be different than the norm too.

Growing up, I remember hearing the debates during family gatherings on Republican versus Democrat viewpoints on various topics. These debates were always civil, as my family tends to calmly debate without animosity, only to have each member return home without changing their opinions, ready to debate again the next time.

But this year’s election appears to be very little about politics.

Both sides know it too. The 2020 election seems to come down to the person in charge, not the policies that they bring with them.

The reason for this is simple.

Biden wants to be seen as the unifier, and bring Republicans across the line to vote for him. He doesn’t want to focus on the differences between red and blue in normal years, he wants every American to vote for him as the better, more reasonable leader. So his speeches are about unity, and about coming together as a nation, and there is even talk of him putting Republicans in his cabinet, all as steps towards hopefully a landslide victory.

With these two extremely different candidates, most have already decided who to cast their vote for this year.

I know I can’t persuade hard core Trump supporters away from their chosen leader, and I won’t even try.

If you are on the fence this year, I urge you to vote in favor of peace, science and sanity, and vote for Biden.

Peace

Normally, that isn’t a problem.

See, most leaders, knowing their own faults, look to the experts in whatever field to help them guide decisions. They ask questions of these experts and they trust what the experts say. Then, when they talk to the people they lead, the people trust what they have to say, because the information came from someone who knew what they were talking about.

None of that is normal.

It shouldn’t be considered normal. It needs to be treated as unreasonable, irrational behavior.

Put policies on pause for 4 years.

Notice how I didn’t get into the nitty gritty of Republican versus Democrat policies and typical conservative versus liberal politics.

I am a teacher, with two kids, recently diagnosed with Lupus, and possibly other auto-immune conditions, living life to the fullest, while managing symptoms.

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