Maybe our main problem is that our current candidates are a reflection of what some Americans have become. As a people we are expecting the candidates to be much more principled in everyday life than we are. And when they fail as humans do, we see everything in strict “either this or that” instead of realizing that in a democracy we have to learn to compromise. We expect the candidate to be all our way in everything or we denigrate them. It is better to be an independent to my way of thinking, and to pick out the person that fits most closely regardless of party.
On a lighter note, I wish to pay tribute to a grandson who was replying on Facebook to a disgusting picture of some desecrated graves. He said, “One person with a spray can, that does something horrible, is just one person. Showing kindness, love, and respect makes your life matter. Showing it to others lets them know you believe that they matter. If we all do this it won’t take long to understand that this Planet is far too small for hate. The need for and the ability to love is in us at birth, but hate is taught and learned.”
As a society we need to listen to the voices of our young people, who remind us of our better natures.