An autocracy is supreme government by an individual, which is everything the Republicans are promising to us all.

On the other hand, a democracy is government by the people, for the people and of the people.

The upcoming election could not provide a more stark contrast for all of us to consider when going to the poll-booth come November.

Autocrats and Democrats have been going head-to-head at a fever pitch since I don’t know how long. The back and forth is mind-numbing.

The Republicans will stop at nothing to ensure some semblance of relevance that they themselves have sold out, as so many election cycles have proven, to disarray for themselves and their minions.

The entire world is transfixed upon the upcoming election. Everyone is looking for someone to follow. Someone showing something to believe in.

As far as myself is concerned, this election is so much more than a choice between two ideologies. It is a choice between living democratically or living under an autocracy.

Michael Boom, Lisbon

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