Over at AboutFreelanceWriting.com I challenged writers to speak out. That post came about because at least two of is in our forum have expressed a sense that we must speak up about what’s happening politically, racially and, maybe most importantly, climate change.
Speaking out isn’t always easy
I was brought up to be a nice girl. That’s meant I haven’t come to speaking out on controversial topics, or even in my own defense or about my own needs easily. We we’re so darn polite in my only-child family!
Yikes! I remember the one shouting match I had as a teenager with my mom. We were both so embarrassed we stopped in the middle and never addressed either the issue or the shouting. Never!
I was in my early 40s, on a houseboat in a in Sausalito when a man across that chanel that I knew and trusted had a shouting match with a neighbor. I was horrified, but asked him about it. He explained he was from another culture – Puerto Rico – and the guy he had been arguing with was a long time friend. The shouting only meant they were passionate about the topic. That was a whole new view point to me, one that I still find rather amazing. This was before I moved to Galilee Harbor, the low income housing marina – and yeah, I’m bragging. [click to continue…]
I was hoping we were done with this election, but it’s not to be apparently. And maybe we should be grateful. After all Trump’s whining about voter fraud, and he’s still complaining even though he appears to have won the election. That’s because Jill Stein and the Green Party have raised enough money to require a recount in Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, and looks like enough will be raised to include Michigan as well.
What Jill’s group will be looking for will be evidence of actual hacking of the voting machines. We’ve known forever that these machines are fairly easy to hack by those in the know. If they find this to be true it will be real evidence of true election fraud. If they don’t, it may set back the push to stop and rollback voter suppression.
We’ve been hearing a lot about voter fraud and some about voter suppression. Wikipedia defines voter suppression this way:
Voter suppression is a strategy to influence the outcome of an election by discouraging or preventing people from voting.
American Thinker, hardly a liberal source, defined voter fraud this way:
Voter fraud, also known as vote fraud, election fraud, and electoral fraud, refers to the specific offenses of fraudulent voting, impersonation, perjury, voter registration fraud, forgery, counterfeiting, bribery, destroying already cast ballots… [click to continue…]