Presidential debates are not about the obvious slant of corporate media or the personal grudges of ambitious moderators. They’re predicated upon vetting the records and ideas of both candidates with equal vigor. The time has come to once again honor that simple, nonnegotiable premise so the people – those voters who must responsibly decide the fate of this country – can have access to the unfiltered truth rather than the trickle-down talking points of political advocates. The greatest threat to America, our founding ideals and hallowed way of life, is neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton. It’s a conspiring media that is complicit in deceiving the very nation and populace they once swore to protect in the name of liberty and integrity. If transparency is now our enemy because it does not fit our fragile sense of progress, our personal political utopia, then what’s the price of living in a propaganda state that interchanges fact with opinion and human rights with righteousness? Sooner or later, whether by force or by fallout, the marginalized masses will rebel against a system that neither respects their intelligence or takes accountability for its selfish, destructive actions. I do not fear the inconvenient truth…those competing viewpoints that invoke honest and earnest discourse to arrive at the most sensible conclusion. I fear watching everything I love evaporating beneath a fog of cultivated ignorance and indifference because no one stood up to realize the blessing of a free and moral society is incumbent upon our desire to protect it from all enemies, both foreign and domestic. Sunshine is not, nor will it ever be, a censor for subjugation and the media has been ‘throwing shade’ at the people for far too long.