I have no interest in controlling anyone, nor am I a diehard party true believer — been a Republican and Democrat. I only care about pragmatic results. If you were a Mexican mother with your child locked in a cage because third party voting help put a ruthless moron in the White House, you might have a radically different perspective.

Voting isn’t some intellectual luxury. It is deadly serious business. Democracies are super fragile. One false move and it’s over. So pardon me if I don’t appreciate someone throwing away their vote when democracy is on the line, because they insist on being dead, perfectly right.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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