In the United States of America it is election day. Some say this is the most important election ever. Some always say that. But today's election is different. It has been the most vitriolic election of my lifetime. I've never heard candidates call others criminals. I have never heard so many out right lies. I have rarely seen government agencies weigh in during a campaign to seemingly sway voters.
This election is different because of the candidates.
One person whom I have always admired and respected is Harry Belefonte. A man who has seen much change in his life. A man who has been part of that change. A man who has overcome overwhelming prejudice and injustice to reach a position of stature. This is an editorial, written by Harry Belefonte, from last night's New York Times. I hope they don't mind me re-printing it. It is worth reading.