They still don’t get it!

Every vote for Trump and Sanders is a “I’ve had enough and I’m not gonna take it anymore” shout!

The American people are fed up with the “inside the Beltway” politics as usual. We have had it with the cronyism, the quid pro quo deals, the political lies to appease us, the parsed sound bites that mean nothing, and establishment that protects itself first, foremost and always.

We have acknowledged these politicians who long ago stopped being our representatives, and now believe they are our leaders and entitled to all the perks and benefits far beyond any that we, the average Joe, can hope to obtain. They pass laws, and exempt themselves from them.

Still, the deck seems to be stacked against us by the insiders. Witness the smashing victory by Sanders in the New Hampshire primary, and still his opponent gets just as many convention delegates as he did. Superdelegates are the ultimate protection of the party establishment against the will of the people. Votes should count and not just be a beauty contest to give us the illusion of relevancy.

Do not support someone who as usual is promising the moon. Support a candidate that represents the last chance to reclaim and revive what is left of the America we were all privileged to live in. JFK warned us: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” We should not vote with our hand out.

This may be the last chance, seemingly, to send a message to the inside establishment. Throw your support to someone outside the powers-that-be. Show them you are indeed not gonna take it anymore.

This is what we need to do for our country.

Greg Theriault

Skowhegan