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After over 40 years of voting I have switched from registered Independent to Democrat

As a liberal / progressive I have always voted for the democratic candidate. However I have always been a registered independent on the principle that political parties are like organized religion; a preset doctrine designed to relieve people from the burden of thinking. I have always agreed with Nietzsche’s statement; “He who thinks a great deal is not suited to be a party man: he thinks his way through the party and out the other side too soon.”

However the very survival of our constitutional republic is in serious jeopardy due to the Republican Party’s abandonment of patriotism and decency, and its’ embrace of jingoism and bigotry. We are headed in the direction of Russia, technically a constitutional republic but in reality a dictatorship. The Democratic party, for all its’ flaws, is the only hope we have of maintaining the supremacy of the constitution. So as long as the current crisis continues I will belong to the Democratic party. It is a choice of “join or die”.

After Trump is gone and democracy is restored, I go back to being an independent.

Liz Warren should offer trump a deal; DNA test for tax returns.

Warren should announce she will take a DNA test if trump releases has tax returns.

What impresses me is all the seniors marching.

As an aging baby boomer, the thought of getting my fat wrinkled ass off the couch and marching in the summer heat can be discouraging. I'm tempted to say, "let the kids do it. Protests are for the young". These pics remind me that protecting democracy is my duty for as long as I live. I don't have the energy or stamina of someone half my age, but I'll do all I can.
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