On November 2, we make the decision about how our country will be run for the next two years. What direction do we want that to take? Do we want to abandon the admittedly limited progress that has been made since 2008 to show our displeasure with its pace? How do we reconcile seeking to promote our ideals with the recognition that we need to have a functioning, if flawed, government to protect the interests and needs of the people? Do we support our all too human friends or allow those who are actively antagonistic to our causes to gain direct power? Thoughtful discussion welcome.