In this photo of the Carmel Mission Trail, the high road offers better views in trade for more exposure to poison oak while the low road is much easier to walk with a limited panorama. In US politics those in national power have taken the low road to new depths, spreading hate wherever and whenever possible. The high road with visions of inclusion and tolerance is shaking under the assault from those who believe that they are entitled to profit from the misery of others.
In 43 days we’ll have a partial answer about what path our leaders will take. But be warned, votes won’t erase the bigotry of the low road.