It's election day.
Yeah, it's an off year and, yeah, these are small local elections, and yeah, you probably don't care much.
But these elections matter.
If you want to keep your democracy, keep your Republic, then every election matters. And these elections, right now, today, matter even more than the big national elections.
Right now, it's state and local politicians who are every single day, step by steps big and small, bit by bit, relentlessly advancing the fanatical agenda of absolutism. Look to Florida. Look to Texas. Look to all those places where a dogmatic ideologue in the Governor's office and zealots in the local legislatures have criminalized women's healthcare; taken away the right to vote from those they deem to be of the wrong race, wrong income bracket, wrong political party; imposed their miserable religious ideology in the classrooms and denied your children the opportunity to learn history, science, social systems and political ideas different from their own; and have not only refused to take steps to protect the general welfare during a pandemic, but deliberately and with malice aforethought made things worse in the guise of some idiotic idea of "freedom" and the mindless shallow nationalism of the Patriot.
But you can stop them.
Today is the day. If you want a better nation, be a better citizen.
Get after it.