Four months – 126 days – from now, Tuesday, November 3, is Election Day.
My “bio” is at right on this page. The bio fits who I am, personally, politically.
Each and every one of us who are eligible to vote in this country are “politics”. Period. There is nobody, nothing, else. WE ARE ALL ‘POLITICS’, whatever we think – or don’t – about it.
For those of you who are Minnesotans,here is the key portal. Everything you need to know about the 2020 elections is found there. Every state, and most local candidates and parties have their own websites. Find out who they are for your area, and get engaged.
Here are details about the Republican National Convention.
Here are details about the Democratic National Convention.
An old saying is “the devil is in the details”. In my opinion, the “details” are each and every one of us; what we do…or don’t…is the ultimate key.
Learn the candidates and the issues where you live. Every single election on your Nov. 3 ballot is equally important.
As always, I solicit comments. Check back here once in awhile, and watch for more posts as the political season gets hotter.
POSTNOTE: A definition that comes to mind that I heard in person in June, 1960: Politics 1960 vs 1996001 (click to enlarge) (last para in col. 1): “… in reality [politics] is the lifeblood of American government. When they tell me that politics is a dirty business I tell them, why don’t you get into politics then and clean it up.” NY Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, speaking in a Valley City ND city park, June 3, 1960.
from Steve, a member of the MN state legislature: I remember reading your letter [to my legislators in May, 2020] and I believe I responded [he did]. I’ve referred to your thoughts several times in conversations with both friends and other legislators. Those of us–our circumstances are very similar–who recognize the costs of services and the inability of some to pay a full share, are in an unpopular minority. Our voices aren’t very loud. Three or four years ago, I read Thomas Piketty’s “Capital” and Joseph Stiglitz’s book on inequality. Both said that it’s the tax structure that has created and maintained the inequality in our society, and they were both pessimistic that it would change. Political decisions, they said, are in the hands of the very wealthy and they will control legislation affecting the structure of wealth in this country.