Some voters in recent elections have complained about being forced to choose between “the lesser of two evils.” In the 2024 election it appears we are heading for a worse choice – the evil of two lessers.
Donald Trump continues demeaning and defaming anyone who disagrees with him. He repeats unproven claims that the 2020 election was “stolen.” A myriad of other inaccurate statements has apparently had a negative influence on President Biden who has joined him in the mud pit. Recall it was Biden who promised to “bring us together” – always an impossibility given the conflicting ideologies of Republicans and Democrats.
In his speech last week near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Biden invoked George Washington as an example of a selfless man who refused to be crowned a king, resigned his commission as an Army general following the Revolutionary War, and limited himself to two terms as president. An aside – Washington engaged in an insurrection according to the definition of that word: ” an act or instance of rising in revolt, rebellion, or resistance against civil authority or an established government” ( dictionary.com ). Wasn’t the British government “established” over the colonies, however tyrannical it was?