Avoid Authoritarianism - Elect Trustworthy Leaders

As we navigate the COVID19 virus and its impact on the world, we are also facing a U.S. election that pits two philosophies of governance - authoritarianism and democracy - against one another. I am as concerned about the health of our government as about physical health and the health of the economy.
It is easy to lose track of the importance of values and political philosophies when faced with serious disruption. Political values, philosophies, and ideologies influence practical day-to-day life. They effect health and economics. They influence social relationships.