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It was all on the ballot | By Louie Overstreet

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It was all on the ballot

BY LOUIE OVERSTREET

Louie Overstreet

Our nation will remain divided — but by the time many of you read this column, the election will be over. However, the filing of lawsuits (and heaven forbid, violence in the streets) will just be getting started.

In the November 2020 election, in addition to the usual assortment of crooked and not-so-crooked persons seeking elective office at the local, state, and national levels, several things were on the ballot — most notably, democracy itself.

Throughout our nation, persons were elected to local school boards with about as much of a chance of solving America’s educational crisis as the proverbial man in the moon.

At the state level, legislators and governors are so strapped for revenue they are between a rock and hard place — facing the dilemma of voting to raise taxes to meet state constitutional requirements to balance revenues with expenditures, yet exhibiting the craven desire to be reelected. They are scared “crapless”!

However, far and away the most serious question is who will serve as President and Vice President of the United States of America. All one has to do to validate my assertion that democracy was on the ballot is to observe the behavior of the current prevaricating president and the criminal conduct engaged in by a number of his appointees.

However, should you still doubt my assertion, then answer to yourself, the following questions:

  • Knowing that justice in America is often defined as “just us,” do you think the appointment of 200 conservative judges and three Supreme Court justices are good things?
  • Is overturning the Affordable Care Act something you support?
  • Is the current racial division that exists in America good for our nation’s domestic tranquility?
  • Is becoming the laughingstock of the world okay with you?

If not, then I am sure your butts voted. Right?

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