Thoughts on the 2016 elec­tion

Maryland Independent - - Community Forum -

This year vot­ers will have the op­por­tu­nity to change the fo­cus of the na­tional govern­ment. Be­sides elect­ing a pres­i­dent, a new Congress will be created by elect­ing all mem­bers of the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives and one third of the mem­bers of the Se­nate.

As the last eight years have demon­strated, a na­tional govern­ment can fail to serve its cit­i­zens if lead­er­ship and a sense of com­pro­mise are ab­sent. The cur­rent or the next Se­nate will vote on nom­i­na­tions for at least one seat in the U.S. Supreme Court, which will af­fect na­tional policy for gen­er­a­tions.

I will not sup­port can­di­dates or a po­lit­i­cal party which at­tempts to di­vert vot­ers’ at­ten­tion by rais­ing is­sues that the courts and the pub­lic con­sid­ered to be re­solved: gay rights, voter fraud and ac­cess to bath­rooms. I can­not sup­port a party whose plat­form de­nies global warm­ing, seeks to cre­ate greater ac­cess to weapons, de­nies a woman the right to man­age her own health, and seeks to re­strict the na­tional govern­ment’s man­age­ment of clean air and clean wa­ter. Robert Gibbs, Mechanicsville

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