This is a friendly reminder to my neighbours in the south that tomorrow is a very important day for you to vote, assuming your vote hasn’t been sabotaged by Republican voter suppression. I don’t have much to say about your election except that it has directly impacted my mental health to see a microphone given to reopen the debate on a thousand and one topics that were supposed to be settled. Apparently we haven’t agreed on the basic of humanity of anyone who isn’t cisgender, heterosexual, white, or a man, so. You know.
As a freethought network we ought to be concerned with trying to steer our votes towards candidates who we think are likely to govern using evidence based policy. I would hope that at least eliminates Trump from your options. I needn’t say much about him that he himself hasn’t already said.
Don’t stay at home, if your vote is eligible (*snort* “fair and free,” right.) Don’t protest vote. Definitely don’t joke vote. Trump’s platform is an unprecedented assault on the civil and human rights of anyone who isn’t the royal flush of privilege.
You’re the leader of the free world, or so your government likes to claim. Make sure that definition of “free” doesn’t come with too many strings attached.