I am free, you are free!
Our creator made us, that way to be.
But there are those,
Who we’ve given power to rule,
Who believe—they’re better than we.
They will lie and cheat,
To take that freedom away from me.
And if they succeed,
They will surely—take it away from you.
Will you help me,
Remove those—who have betrayed our trust?
Will you vote for me?
So that my vote will count,
So that my voice—won’t be taken away from me.
So that our children will remain free,
So we can all have liberty!
By: ElRoy © 2020
Our Democracy is in peril—ahead of this year’s US election. Donald Trump is busy running the largest misinformation campaign in history as he questions the legitimacy of voting by mail, a method that will be crucial to Americans casting their vote in a pandemic. Meanwhile, the president has also appointed a new head of the US Postal Service who has stripped it of resources, undermining its ability to fulfill a crucial role in processing votes.
This is one of a number of attempts to suppress the votes of Americans—something that has been a stain on US democracy for decades. The Voting Rights Act was passed 55 years ago to undo a web of restrictions designed to block Black Americans from the ballot box. Now, seven years after that law was gutted by the supreme court, the president is actively threatening a free and fair election.
Choose your leaders with wisdom and forethought.
To be led by a coward is to be controlled by all that the coward fears.
To be led by a fool is to be led by the opportunists who control the fool.
To be led by a thief is to offer up your most precious treasures to be stolen.
To be led by a liar is to ask to be told lies.
To be led by a tyrant is to sell yourself and those you love into slavery.