Letter to the editor: Think, then vote
As the time for the special election for a congressional seat draws near, and then later, when the 2018 midterm elections are held, consider that it is not difficult to decide whom to vote for. On the other hand, it can be very difficult to decide what to vote for. Once you determine the “what,” it is easy to decide the “whom.”
Do not listen to the rhetoric of the candidates. They cannot do what they say. Pelosi, Schumer, Ryan and McConnell will tell them what to do. Do not listen to the media, local or otherwise. They are all politically biased, and that distorts the validity of their message.
If you prefer social-justice change through government action and economic controls concentrated in the government, and if the foreign-policy concept of a new world order appeals to you, vote Democratic. If you want a less intrusive government and a strong national defense, and if an America-first approach to foreign policy is attractive to you, vote Republican.
In either case, vote.