It is sometimes hard not to give up on people when you read news like the recent mass California shooting. You might ask, how can we change things for the future? For our children's futures? Answer: LOVE wins the day.
How often do you hear something nice in the news? Not often enough. True story: Florida woman talks man off bridge who was attempting suicide. What did she do? She told him that she loved him, that God loved him, and she wanted to give him a hug. He didn't jump. Lesson: Love conquers all.
In the U.S., a person is considered "innocent until proven guilty," a guarantee to every person under the 14th Amendment. While the circus of Brett Kavanaugh's senate hearings are old news, I can't get over "innocent until proven guilty." While Kavanagh's hearings were pending, a good friend of mine said: "How can you prove someone's innocent?" I responded saying "That is a good question. Welcome to my world!" I do criminal defense work as a part of my practice (since 2000), so this issue is fundamental.
I'm not the only voter tired of political rhetoric used to defeat opponents that stretches from misrepresentation to deliberate deception. One case is the undeserved criticism of Attorney General Brad Schimel, by his political opponent and the Democrat Party, over a project eliminating a 20-year backlog of untested sexual assault kits. This was brought to my attention when I recently participated in a voter survey.