We’ve entered the post-Labor Day season, during which, by tradition, many voters will begin taking our presidential race seriously.
Meanwhile, many of us have already been paying attention, and we like what we see far less than usual. We’re doing things like leaving our political parties and wondering if our deluded country isn’t worth our political exertions any more.
It’s time for me to make an announcement.
My friends, I am neither God nor the government, so I don’t expect you to think this is earthshaking, but . . .
I hereby grant you amnesty.
Perhaps I should explain.
To Whom and for What?
To all of you.
No, not for everything you may have done lately. For example, some of you primary voters got us a choice between Trump and Clinton. I’m not presently offering amnesty for that.
Today’s amnesty is mostly preemptive. It’s for your vote or lack thereof in the presidential race this November — and for any reasons, opinions, or gut feelings you may have or offer in support of that vote (or nonvote).