Now’s the Time


I’ve never been an activist, a leader or a reader. It took a pandemic to wake me up. If you share even one of my shortcomings, then this message is for you.
We have the time now. Time to listen. Time to reflect. Time to discern. Time to challenge our assumptions, so that this November we can vote for the presidential candidate that’s best suited for the office.
Why do nearly 49% of Americans believe that President Trump is doing a good job? Let’s examine what might be behind our beliefs and driving our decision-making.
One could listen to any single speech by President Trump and believe it to be true. But try listening to his presentations repeatedly to discern inconsistencies. Think critically, not politically. Mr. Trump claims that The New York Times has “All the news that’s not fit to print.” Perhaps he would be correct if truth and accuracy were not issues. Having watched Trump’s daily press conferences since mid-March, I discovered that his words and actions matched consistently with The New York Times reporting.
I challenge you to set aside political assumptions and look for the truth. Ask hard questions and allow time to answer them. Seek and find what is honest and life affirming. Be bold and creative. Be a critical thinker. Our survival is at stake.
Vote with confidence in November for the person who best reflects the truth because you have spent the time to discover it for yourself.
Rosalind Moulton
Warren, RI

Moulton, letter to the editor