2020 is Shaping Up to be the Battle for what America Stands For.

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It is becoming increasingly clear that the 2020 elections is not just about:

  • Health Care.
  • Climate Change.
  • Rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure.
  • The Rich not paying their fair share in taxes
  • The United States place in the World.

It is also about battling for what America stands for and the collective soul of all its residents.

Does America stand for Democracy and Republics or does it stand for Authoritarianism, Oligarchy, and Plutocracy?

Does America stand for moving forward or retreating back?

Does America stand for strong enlightened leadership or blustering demagoguery?

Does America stand for expanding and instilling knowledge or promoting superstition and ignorance?

Does America stand for inclusion or exclusion? Equality or Ethnocentrism?

Does America stand for cooperation with allies or rigid isolationism?

Does America stand for lifting everyone up or leaving the great majority of its citizens behind while the privileged live in splendor?

Does America stand for everyone is equal before the law or are a few allowed to mock it?

Does America stand for providing assistance for the most vulnerable or should the weakest be expected to fend for themselves?

Does America stand for providing day care and summer camps for children or internship-concentration camps for those young ones looking to live the American Dream and reunite with their parents?

Does America stand for the children of military personnel protecting the country living overseas automatically becoming citizens or not?

Again, 2020 is not just about electing candidates to various government posts.

One of the few positive aspects of the Trump Presidency is Americans have been forced to look into a mirror and ask “Is this what we are? Is this what we want to be?”

The 2020 elections is more than whether or not Donald Trump is reelected.

It is more than what political party will take power in state legislatures like Arizona or the United States Congress.

The 2020 elections is about what we, as citizens in a country, want America to be and what we want our nation to stand for.

Do not forget that and do not forget to be part of the decision.

 

 

 

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David Gordon
Living in Arizona since his family moved to Tempe from New York in 1982, David Gordon has three degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix in History, Political Science, and Secondary School Administration. A highly qualified Social Studies instructor and Certified School Principal, Mr. Gordon owned his own charter school, Grand Canyon College Preparatory Academy from 1997-2016. The school served students in grades 6-12 in the East Valley of Maricopa County. Many of the graduates of GCP earned college credit for free while still attending high school, some completing the first year of college before graduating. Among the speakers at the school's graduations were noted figures in Arizona Politics like Harry Mitchell, David Schweikert, Juan Mendes, Andrew Sherwood, and John Huppenthal. Mr. Gordon also participated in the revisions of the Arizona History and Social Studies standards. In January 2017, Mr. Gordon started the political blog Twenty-First Century Progressive Bull Moose. It has a global following and routinely comments on the political events of the day. Mr. Gordon also helps administer the Facebook page Living Blue in Arizona. He is also currently writing a series of Young Adult science fiction novels which incorporate the themes of time travel and its impact on history. Mr. Gordon is very happy to be asked to join the Blog for Arizona team and hopes to spread the progressive word to make Arizona a better place for everyone.

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