"If Only We Could Vote for Peace ... "
Kidding, right? In this "race" Robert, we actually HAVE a perceptive, highly intelligent and informed candidate for president campaigning HARD for these very principles of Peace as the desired goal: Dr. Jill Stein.
Exactly BECAUSE OF those anti-militaristic principles, the corporately-run Media & the DUOPOLY shut her ideas OUT of coverage, discussion & debate.
It's not just about percentages, it's about locking IDEAS from potential options for the nation: anti-democracy in full bloom! Where is your voice on this?
If it was important enough a topic to warrant writing an article, Mr. Koehler, how could you possibly ignore the existence of an actual current candidate proposing & fighting for those very principles ... and HOW she has been ignored & silenced?
I guarantee you that the time & energy put into exposing & opposing our addiction to war done by Stein and her supporters around the country, in & out of the Green Party, has been far more intense than your efforts in front of the computer for this article.
What bothers me most is that if the issue of peace versus war did not warrant mention of those actively pursuing those ends — in this very election ... and the many forces working to stop their efforts — how do you expect your position to be taken seriously?
— MINIMALLY, Stein's position & candidacy require mentioning. You could ALSO have shown your readers how to PUBLICLY register their AGREEMENT with a Peace Agenda ... by registering Green — immediately ... no matter how they ultimately vote!
... There IS no other ... or better ... way right now to QUANTIFY those actually opposing our imperial war-like stance! Green Registration does just that ... and grows the movement for peace.
Koehler, to make your position MEANINGFUL, you MUST include ACTIONS for your readers that actually include the possibilities of VOTING FOR Peace ... now, and in THIS election ... or at least registering their agreement with a path to peace.