Amazingly well-stated, Holly. You’re an excellent writer, but this piece is exceptionally good even for you! :-)
I’m kind of down after the voters of my state (Pennsylvania) made at least three bad choices (Clinton, Trump and Democratic Party Machine-appointed McGinty). But I always come back to one thing: I can vote, and if we continue hold the line against the sleazeballs, criminals and pricks who are always trying to tilt elections by disenfranchising people, others can vote too — and that means there’s still hope that things will get better when (if) enough people finally “get it”.