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American History: Winners -- Losers -- Labels -- Decisions - Traditions!

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Why should we care who wins Presidential Debates, as if our arbitrary categories, discriminatory labels and arrogant classifications like, blue for boys and pink for girls, matter? Or, is it, black lives matter only if others don't? To labels like Red and Blue States, I say, off with their heads!

Our best humanity is rooted in the passions of intellectual dreamers, like John & Abigail Adams, Jefferson, Dolley Madison and James Monroe. From such come prophets who open our minds to protecting fresh air, so we can provide foundations for those who ask why not, like Frederick Douglas, Eleonore Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, Bobby, Maya Angelou, Obama and Bernie.

Nonetheless, like the unwavering labor of nurses and administrative assistants, we need pragmatic centrists, as caregivers for our shared village of cultural diversity, like Benjamin Franklin, Thurgood Marshall, Lincoln, FDR, Alice Paul, JFK and Bill & Hillary Clinton.

Without the dreamer's passion, the constant balancing acts of political pragmatists and, as needed, the additional seasoning of all-inclusive nuance, we and our dreams stagnate.

Soiled by Wall Street, internally damaged by tobacco lies, pharmaceutical greed and the bias of food deserts, we fall victim to the ignorance of jealousy, and without a lifeline to global education, our reason is breached, and desperation makes us vulnerable to the ramblings of anti-humane political nonsense, climate change denial and drone collateral damage.

It's not about who wins or loses a debate. It's not even about choosing sides or side arms. It's about making rational choices that recapture and embrace our national helm with a one for all and all for one keel. It's about helping each other get the wind back beneath our wings.

If, just to make the point that our comfort zone feels threatened, we opt for a state of the union that is multiple Kent States, then we are accomplices after the fact challenged media and politicians.

In the life of a nation blessed with much to give, do and be, there are repeated opportunities for life determining decisions which redefine, center and realign. Life has demanded no less from African Queens, Egyptian Pharoses, citizens of Rome or Romanoff surfs.

So auto manufacturers, bankers, candidates, CIA, civil servants, elected officials, families, oil companies, governors, Guantanamo torturers, judges, law enforcement, non-voters, NSA spies, racists, Secret Service, terrorists (ours and theirs) and bunkered drone operators, it's your turn to heed what's MIA from our history books.

Shall we rewrite our Constitution? Shut off all alarms and play dead? Elect the enlightened and crew The Ship of State ourselves, or just fill our sails with more hot air?

Either way, we're blowing in the wind unless we fact-check:

Communism and Socialism are not twins

Exceptionalism would be not resembling Putin's foreign policy

America has left behind troops after most of our military engagements

Democrat, Republican, Independent or Socialist, most of our Boots on the ground and the kids providing a Good Kill in our name, are the children of middle class and poor families, ordered to do the bidding of one percenters

President Obama's decision to return troops to Iraq and leave troops in Afghanistan is upholding American traditions inherited from past administrations and current corporatism. However, voters can revolutionize decisions by evolving to, winning without labeling.

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