Yes, now you know how old I am. When I was in grade school we used to “duck and cover” to protect ourselves from overpressure of a nuclear war. Clearly it would be better to die a slow horrible death due to radiation poisoning than a quick obliteration but that was the “Red Scare” of our youth. Today we face a new “Red Scare,” not an enemy from outside our country but worse, one from within.

For way too long, we have allowed our nation to be divided into “red states” and “blue states”, Rebublicans and Democrats, us and them. Its a cancer that has been eating away at the very soul of our nation but before 2016 we had the good sense to remember that while we might disagree on issues, we all live in the same country and salute the same flag. In 2020, however, that cancer has turned malignant and some of our countrymen don’t salute “old glory” but rather the Trump party flag.

We see this in hate speech from the podium, frivolous lawsuits aimed at disenfranchising voters, . Roving armed gangs who attempt to intimidate us into submission, and convoys of disruptive neredowells who block our bridges, and surround opposition campaigners in a desperate attempt to alter the course of our elections. We cannot allow this to stand. The one thing that makes America most special in history is our ability to have PEACEFUL transitions of power. If we lose this we are no longer the “shining city on the hill.”

Its time to call out the Minutemen. Stand in the line, don’t allow them to brush you aside. Protect your rights and VOTE! We may disagree on who to vote for but we must all agree that only through free and fair elections can ANY government be legitimate.

If you have not mailed your ballot or voted early then VOTE tomorrow! The polls open at 7:00 and one way or the other, we AMERICANS will ensure that EVERY vote is counted and EVERY voice heard. We will not be cowed by bullies, militias, rough police officers, or political thugs. This is America, and damn it, we will act like free men and women not cowards who rally to false flags.

Published by Michael Carver

My goal is to bring history alive through interactive portrayal of ordinary American life in the late 18th Century (1750—1799) My persona are: Journeyman Brewer; Cordwainer (leather tradesman but not cobbler), Statesman and Orator; Chandler (candle and soap maker); Gentleman Scientist; and, Soldier in either the British Regular Army, the Centennial Army, or one of the various Militia. Let me help you experience history 1st hand!

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