Vote for American ideals over country dominated by private wealth

Posted 31 October 2020 at 5:29 pm


People have or will have voted soon. I just heard an astute observation. “Where or what is the Republican platform?” Indeed, they did not adopt one.

The final saw is “People are not dying from Covid; the huge increase in deaths this year is a billing issue.” Some platform.

In fact, if most of the country voters turn out for Biden it will mean that issues like good health and economy through subsidized private insurance and stimulus to avoid depression won. It will be an endorsement for good equal pay, taking on climate change, helping farm trade,  inclusiveness and the like. We will have adopted what was once tilted towards modern Democratic concerns

That would be what happened in the 1830s when the Whig party members voted in the Democratic Party’s ideas. The Whigs disintegrated and all that remained was the “Do Nothing” faction which was anti-Irish, anti-Germany, anti-Catholic, anti-immigration and anti-Italian – to point these folks were barred from public employment in some cities. It too quickly fell apart under its own weight once exposed to the light of democracy.

Hatred over good ideas is not sustainable in a democracy. Epithets over ideas is not sustainable in a democracy. That’s the history lesson, here and elsewhere.

So in a few days, or weeks, we will find out if we are still a capitalist democracy or a country dominated by private power, private wealth with rulers and undeserving  and contemptable servants. When the election is viewed according to these issues and not epithets this is a heck of an inflection point.

It’s the same point we were at when the Declaration of Independence was penned and stated: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the               pursuit of Happiness.”

In it the laws of nature and God to advance these rights were declared to take priority over the laws of government and man. They are the greatest sentences in our founding document.

In sum this election is about the historic fight of personal rights against hate by voting to advance our founders’ reliance on natural law to  secure life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all.

Tory or Patriot? Your vote marks you and history awaits.

Conrad F. Cropsey