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America's Mood

I was thinking this morning about some of the things I saw on last night's news broadcasts. Of course, everything was about the upcoming presidential election this November, primarily focused on one Donald J. Trump.

One of the things that stood out for me is Donald's invitation to Sanders' supporters to come over to him now that Clinton has all but secured the nomination. Looking at it from [what should be] an ideological standpoint, the two candidates (Sanders and Trump) could not be more opposed. Yet, I have personally had several people tell me they would consider voting for Sanders because they consider him to be someone with integrity -- who truly has the best interests of the people at heart.

Considering Sanders' unhidden 'socialist' agenda, it is clear that people are voting from a more emotional framework than ideological and are clearly desperate enough to try anyone who does not remind them of a career politician. They are fed up with year after year of special interest influence and pork attached to bills that render them useless. They're sick of the greed, corruption and ineffectiveness of the current established way of doing things.

When I consider what is going on right now, while concerned for the moral and spiritual health of our nation, I am at the same time grateful that we have a mechanism we can use to fix things (apart from prayer first and foremost). That tool is the ballot. Please make use of it this November.

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