The Mennonite Vote: It’s Not What You Think It Is

In this piece for Rhubarb Magazine, I argue that the so-called “Mennonite vote” is not what you think it is. Vic Toews is not a Mennonite and, contrary to the impression you may have gotten from A Complicated Kindness, nor are most of the residents of Steinbach. Read more at .

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    Not voting is less of a “we” thing these days, and more of a “me” thing, because, in this wild and historic presidential election of 2016, I find myself largely disillusioned and vastly out of sympathy with either primary candidate. And I’m realizing that it’s not just this year and these candidates, but my values and way of life are vastly out of sympathy with the entire political system.


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