**FILE** Voters line up to cast their ballots at a polling station set up at Grady High School for the midterm elections on November 6, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)
**FILE** Voters line up to cast their ballots at a polling station set up at Grady High School for the midterm elections on Nov. 6, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

Have you ever experienced someone who seems to look one way, but in reality, they are somebody totally different? It seems to me, our president, Donald Trump, fooled the people, even me. None of us would have dreamed that we would have a president of the United States who would actually change our U.S. post offices, across the nation! On its website, the U.S. Postal Service notes, “In the more than two centuries since Benjamin Franklin was appointed our first Postmaster General in 1775, the Postal Service has grown and changed with America, boldly embracing new technologies to better serve a growing population. We hope you enjoy exploring our rich history.”

Then in an article that goes all the way back to slavery, entitled “A Brief History of the U.S. Mail,” which appeared Frances Romero writes in the March 15 edition of Time magazine, “When the Constitution established the postmaster-general position, the Founding Fathers were worried about how to get the new nation’s increasing volume of mail delivered. A system had been developed in the colonies, in which merchants, slaves and Native Americans would pass letters and parcels from person to person until they reached their destinations. That soon gave way to designated mail carriers who traveled via horse and stagecoach. One short-lived offshoot of the horseback system, the Pony Express, had riders on about 400 horses who could get letters from St. Joseph, Mo., to Sacramento, Calif., in 10 days. After 18 months, however, the Pony Express ceased to exist when the complicated operation became too expensive. Mail was later distributed via locomotive and eventually airplane.”

After all this history, our president decides to dismantle the postal service by using them as if they are a part of his presidential campaign. He decided that he would rather just about shut the postal system down, than allow folks to vote absentee, like he and his wife are doing.

He’s fighting awfully hard to try and get re-elected, by any means necessary! He has lost it, folks, but it will be up to us, to put a stop to this nightmare that has taken over the White House. He got elected, not fairly, but he did get sworn in. He is truly upset to see polls showing him behind former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris. Therefore, his true colors are beginning to show.

This president is afraid to leave office, in my opinion, when he will no longer be protected from his illegal actions and behaviors by his office of Presidency. Michael Cohen, his former lawyer, has written a tell-all book which is about to be published, and rather than allow Cohen to write and publish his book, he got the man locked back up again.

In closing, I remind everyone what I heard Congressman Jim Clyburn say several times on MSNBC last week. “We must not wait until Nov. 3,” he said, “We can begin to vote Oct. 3.” However, he continued, Oct. 3 is on a Saturday, “therefore, we must begin on that Monday, which will be Oct. 5.”  If everyone reading this column will begin to vote on Oct. 5, we won’t need to worry about what may happen on Election Day. Let’s get this done, we can beat him at his own game. He will have to face the legal system. No man is above the law, and he cannot turn our country into a dictatorship which is run by one person who holds all the country’s power. Dictators often surround themselves with a team of officials who do not have much of a say in the final outcome of anything, and the citizens don’t have much of a voice, either. A dictatorship means there is one person calling all the shots for an entire country, reflecting an obvious imbalance of power. God bless the United States of America!

Lyndia Grant, author, inspirational speaker, radio talk show host and columnist; visit her new website at www.lyndiagrant.com, send emails to lyndiagrant@gmail.com; call 240-602-6295. Tune in Fridays at 6 p.m., to 1340 AM, WYCB, a Radio One Station.

Lyndia Grant

A seasoned radio talk show host, national newspaper columnist, and major special events manager, Lyndia is a change agent. Those who experience hearing messages by this powerhouse speaker are changed forever!

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