Our greatest crisis resides in the White House and has managed to create a humanitarian crisis on the border while ignoring our nation’s actual crises. (Yes, that’s the plural of crisis.)
We have a gun violence crisis, exacerbated by a mental health crisis, fueled by an inequality and opportunity crisis, which is compounded by an education crisis furthering a democracy crisis, which contributes to a social justice and human rights crisis and, now, regretfully, leading to a constitutional crisis.
We have an environmental crisis, a health care crisis, an elder care crisis, a deficit and debt crisis, and a growing ag economy crisis. Need I go on?
None of these, including the White House crisis, have ever been, or ever will be, addressed by the Republican Party. In fact, they have done their utmost to worsen each crisis, if not create them.
If you expect the Democrats to deal with all these crises by themselves, you are only fooling yourself. This will require independents, millennials and women to get engaged and help select candidates for office who will address these issues.
Step one: Get out to meet the candidates as they come through our area; find out all you can about them. Step two: Participate in the caucus for the candidate of your choice. Step three: Support and vote for the candidate of the party you think will address our real issues and end the crisis residing in the White House.