I pray the blue wave sweeps the nation, but it won't happen without each and every one of us voting to restore the checks and balances now required.
Captain Sully Sullenberger (a Republican) is one of many who has felt compelled to vote Democratic in this election.
Right now, the majority party in the House and Senate are not fulfilling their oath of office. They are not acting as a check and balance. We must replace with those who will. [..] I am talking to the American people. I'm saying, you are the ultimate check and balance. It is up to us, as I said in my piece, we cannot wait for someone to rescue us, we must do it ourselves, everyone, everywhere must vote in massive numbers.
Leonard Pitts on how vitally important it is to vote in this election:
Mark Summers at the Daily Kos pulls a quote from Pitt's article:
Be ready.We could lose it all. We could lose our country here.
Maybe you think that’s alarmist. But anyone who is sanguine about America’s future has not been paying attention to America’s present.
Let’s take an episode from last week as an instructive example. As you will recall, our regrettable president claimed the power, at his sole discretion, to overturn the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Which is patently absurd. That’s not the way America works. A president cannot declare some part of the Constitution — the Constitution! — null and void on his authority. Only dictators can do that.