YOU HAVE TO VOTE. That’s right, you have to get off your duffs and go to the polls tomorrow and vote. That is if you haven’t already sent a mail-in ballot. I am a pessimist when it comes to Congress doing the right thing for the country, but whatever happens, the U.S. will be in much better hands with a Democratic Senate. Some surprises in the House would be nice to help put John Boehner in his place. It is beyond me how an American public can make its decisions on who to vote for with all the negative advertising backed by dark money. Of course the more sophisticated voters can see beyond this trash but most of us need some hard facts to decide and we’re not getting them. Rome didn’t fall in a day but I’ll bet there are several similarities here in its decline.