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Yesterday I did a blog piggybacking on Arlee Bird’s post about 9/11,  Attack on Manhattan. Every one of us, including myself, were caught up with remembrances of the past, which is exactly what Arlee was asking about, btw. But I went on to mention Hitler and one journalist’s experience with the beginning of the end for Germany, his lack of reasoning and foresight. I could have said a lot more. I have very strong feelings about the subject of the state of affairs in this country. And yet I didn’t. I didn’t want to push the envelope, I guess.

It’s interesting to me, however, that no one responded to the rest of that post. It made me wonder if we are, in this country, suffering from the same fore-blindness that the journalist was. Are we so used to seeing all these headlines in newspapers about the candidates or hearing all the soundbites on the news that our eyes and ears truly DO glaze over or clog up when we see or hear them? If so, that’s a real cause for concern with the political climate what it is in the US.

Matthew King steps out of a voting booth after marking his ballot for the New Hampshire primary at a polling site, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

It’s Sunday, and I guess if I had only one prayer to pray for this country it would be for clarity of mind in the coming seven months as we try to sort this mess out. I’m not registered as a democrat OR a republican, but an independent. And I would never tell anyone who they should support. But what I will say is, if we care we’d better all be voting this November, and if we’re going to do that we’d best start taking this three-ring circus seriously.

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Clarity — www.robertjbarnes.com
Voter — www.politico.com

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