Either national security or the economy, whichever issue is of most concern to us, will determine how we vote in November.
What neither candidate has said directly, however (and I think this is critical), is that the former is dependent on the latter. We can't have security without a stable economy first. Though these two may be intertwined, both can only be strengthened by solidifying our foundation with an unbiased education.
The foundational stability of this republic, as with any social construction, is dependent on the enlightened choices made by each of us.
The resulting stability, or civil virtue, is the bedrock of our future. With the advent of so much cynical fear-mongering in our unregulated information exchange, the individual's filter is demanded for a functional democracy.
Fear for the "what ifs" when responding to the world is a fear that is the last refuge of those insufficiently educated and immature.
John S. Sonin