Ken Connor

Americans are fully capable of deciding for themselves who they want to be their leaders. They don't have to be told who to vote for, and they certainly shouldn't surrender their independent judgment when it comes to electing a candidate. Voters should examine the candidates, investigate their records and listen to their rhetoric. Does the candidate's record match their rhetoric? Is there a disconnect between the two? If so, why? How recently formed are the candidate's views? Are their current views consistent with their past ones? If not, why not? Do the candidate's views reflect the voter's values?

Rather than allowing ourselves to be told how to vote by others, we will do well to make that important decision for ourselves. We are, after all, a nation of people, not lemmings. Herd instincts may work well for cattle or sheep, but they should not control the decisions of human beings.

So, who you gonna vote for? You decide.

Ken Connor

Ken Connor is Chairman of the Center for a Just Society in Washington, DC.