We are 6ish days out from The Day We Begin To Take America Back. Or the day we fail to do so, and pull up our lawn chairs for a front row view of What Happens at the End of a Superpower.
Yes, I do believe that it's that simple.
Yeah, sure, every election is important. However, in my 32 years of being eligible to vote, I can not recall a time in which I felt that everything was at stake. They've been important, like voting that fool Carter out of office, or '94 when Bill Clinton got the political message of "No further, Bubba". But this...no--never.
Today's Drudge Report front page doesn't help me any. Multiple stories on apparent ballot fraud and voter disenfranchisement. The Big O and his Secretary of State taking it on the lam. Vote buying. I feel like I woke up in a poorly run Banana Republic.
People, if you don't want to wake up in that place for real, get out and vote. Early voting is still on in most places that allow it, and November 2 is next Tuesday. Don't let it be said that you were AWOL when we started retaking our country.
Edit, 1654: Jerry Pournelle calls this a "maximum effort" election. I agree.