Jon, I like and agree with almost everything you’ve said but one — your plan not to vote for either of the candidates as a protest vote.
To me, that’s like a guy who sees a known, vicious thug beating up the woman who cheated on him. He has the choice of either helping her, helping the thug, or doing nothing. He chooses to just walk away because he doesn’t want to help someone he doesn’t like.
We both know who’s the thug in this election. We both know who’s the woman who didn’t treat you as well as you think she should have. In my view, even though you don’t like the victim, the ethical response is to call the cops and agree to testify. Just walking away because you don’t like the victim, in my opinion, is not the proper thing to do. — David Grace