As the election looms nearer, we will be bombarded to the point of annoyance with media blitzes designed to influence our votes. The more I see these, the more I understand that truth is not their passion, persuasion is. There are few means that some of the candidates won't use to attain power. We see through the rhetoric that the design is to influence the passion of the crowd, rather than to appeal to intelligence and common sense. I wonder if this loss of virtue is as telling to others?
Those who have yet to decide who to vote for should take stock in the direction they would like to see this country led. The answer to an intelligent voter's questions should come through dialog; dialog between the candidates. How we vote should be through a direct result of knowledge attained by the application of due diligence, not slanderous advertisements. An informed voter is a powerful electorate, an uninformed voter is a tool of the establishment. With all that said, the debates will, and should be, the factor that decides the vote of those on the fence.
Ignorance is a tool of the devil, and those who abuse the ignorant are doing his bidding. It's our responsibility to call out those who attempt to deceive for the evil that they are. We talk constantly about social justice and fairness in this day and age, but are we being just when leadership resorts to deception to attain power? That's a question I'd like answered in the debates!