Marti Oakley

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This is not for those of you who cling to the false left vs. right political paradigm. If you are one of those people who cannot grasp the fact that labeling yourself as either of these, is only a disservice to yourself, you probably aren’t going to like this a bit.

With that said………

We have a president who is openly attempting to rig or disrupt the coming election. So desperate to win, his efforts to collapse the US Postal service go unchallenged by Republicans across the board out of fear that mail in voting might cost him the election. Now he claims he should get an additional third term.

During a rally in Wisconsin, the president lied to a cheering crowd, telling them that he deserves eight additional years in office because, he falsely claimed, his campaign was spied on in 2016 — an assertion his own FBI refuted in a detailed report.

President Donald Trump refused to commit to accepting the results of the 2020 election and ensuring a peaceful transition of power in an interview with “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace aired Sunday.

This man/child will never leave the office willingly. Having been caught in so many exaggerations and outright lies, you would think he would be grateful for the opportunity to exit gracefully. But there is nothing graceful or refined about this man. He is amoral, has no boundaries, is a pathological liar, is a serial adulterer, and refuses to take responsibility for anything. His own family says he has no principles, and cannot be trusted.

Maryanne Trump Barry, President Trump’s older sister, said her brother “has no principles” in secretly recorded audio obtained by The Washington Post.

Don’t take any of this as some kind of endorsement of Hillary Clinton. I can not begin to imagine the hell that would have rained down on us had she won the presidency. She is in my opinion, one of the most dangerous, deceitful, dishonest, manipulative politician’s out there.

But this is my point: When we accept these obvious duds, these unqualified, dishonorable, dishonest, individuals as the only possible options for the highest office in this country, who can we possibly blame but ourselves? These two were the best we had? This was the best of either wing of the vulture called government?

So many people are reporting that they are not voting this year. I suggest that this is the only possible way we can voice our rejection of two of the worst possible candidates. I personally refuse to be put in the position of having to choose between two old men, one of whom wants desperately to wear a crown, and the other not even sure of where he is.

We are played by either side alternately, in a good cop/bad cop routine. The joke is on us, the public. Especially those clinging to these fake ideologies that mean nothing in reality. We label ourselves, box our selves in and viciously, verbally assault anyone who dares to dispute our harbored beliefs. You may all do as you like, but I refuse to play along any longer.

Remember this: Patriotism is not the worship of a president or other politician. Patriotism is supporting, protecting and valuing our country.

I am a political atheist. My country comes first before any political posturing.