C. Everett Koop, who raised the profile of the surgeon general by riveting America's attention on the then-emerging disease known as AIDS, has died.
Captain Obvious: "Not voting for Clinton is a vote for Drumpf!" "Not voting for Trump is a vote for Hillary!" "Not voting at all is a vote for whatever candidate I despise!" No, no, and no. A vote for Clinton is a vote for Clinton, a vote for Trump is a vote for Trump, a vote for Johnson is a vote for Johnson. And not voting isn't giving free votes to any candidate, it's simply exercising your right to not vote. Yes, we should vote because we can. Not everyone in the world has that right, the right to say that they helped to decide on the leader of their country. But if you don't feel comfortable voting, for whatever reason, then you don't have to. Of all the rights we have, not exercising this one is not going to get it taken away, after all, the constitution begins with the words, "We the People", not, "We the Government". I want everyone to vote that can, but whatever you decide to do, DO NOT let people scare you into voting for this candidate or that one. DO NOT let people scare you into voting if you're not comfortable with it. DO NOT let fear be the deciding factor. Because doing the right thing is the only thing that's truly important. Doing the right thing is what the USA is all about.