As a first time voter this November, I never expected that my vote could affect the likelihood of nuclear war. If Donald Trump becomes our next president, he will receive the nuclear codes and complete control over our nuclear arsenal.
Last month on MSNBC, Joe Scarborough mentioned that Trump asked three times during a policy briefing why we couldn’t just use our nuclear weapons if we have them. With my first vote ever, I’m being told to turn over the nuclear codes to a man who wants to start World War III.
Given Trump’s comments, it’s not surprising that the possibility of nuclear war has become the No. 1 most compelling factor for undecided voters this election.
The decision to avoid nuclear war should not be a partisan issue. I commend our country’s top military leaders like Brian McCaffrey and John Noonan for breaking with the GOP by opposing a Trump presidency.
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When we go to the polls in November, voters should remember that the risk of nuclear war trumps partisan politics. Vote for the candidate who will keep us safe from nuclear war and lead us towards President Reagan’s vision of “total elimination of nuclear weapons from the face of the Earth.”
Kennedy Meeks, Fresno