Uncut: Virtue (or the lack thereof) and the vote

Jon McCaa uncut Commentary

Every morning, we wake up to another nightmare, another allegation, another distraction from the business of picking a president and selecting a vision for the future and our children’s future.

I’m bombarded online every day from Trump people complaining that he’s not getting enough coverage, or she’s getting favorable treatment. And Clinton supporters insisting we’re not highlighting her ideas, and letting him get away with too much.

Both sides claim the other is without virtue. It's this week's Uncut commentary.

Years ago, my father told me no matter what line of work you take up, always remember: moral virtue isn’t everything. It is the only thing. It is all that matters; all that makes the difference between whether you are simply an adult of the species whose values change with the wind, or a person of principle.

Moral virtue is the glue that keeps a republic strong. Once that is gone, so is everything else.

The late Phyllis Schlafly, a conservative commentato,r wrote a bestseller with the title, “A Choice, Not an Echo.”

This election is clearly reflective of that title, because unlike the past, the major candidates this time have provided a clear distinction between their visions of our future.

So, this election, if you do believe in virtue, there will be no excuse for not voting. Who you vote for doesn’t matter to me, but you must vote.

You must choose... but choose wisely. After all, it’s your future too.

Those are my thoughts, tell me yours on the WFAA Facebook post for this commentary, or email me at jmccaa@wfaa.com.

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