With just a matter of days left in this election. I wanted to shed some light on the problem with not voting. For quite some time, I’ve felt like my vote didn’t matter. Its not like I felt like the elections were necessarily rigged. But, that the final outcome was already determined. But, now in 2016, I feel like we can really swing this one the way it should be swung. No, we have to swing this one the way it should be swung. With all the lies and deceptions cast out in this election, we need to be heard and make an impact. Every single vote makes a difference. Whether you’re casting your ballot in person or voting early or absentee, don’t miss your chance to shape the future of our country.
Have you ever witnessed a Presidential debate like that of 2016? In the history of US elections, I cannot recall any one election as crazy and insane as this one. This election. Between the Republicans and the Democrats, is wild and crazy. What has peaked my interest, is that most politicians and voters alike, seem to think the unpredictability stops at the present moment. Yes, popular belief has us all thinking, nobody could foresee a Donald Trump candidacy. But the outlines of those events are now clear: The Republicans have Donald Trump and the Democrats have Hillary Clinton. The Republicans have continued to run away from Trump and withdraw all endorsements because of Trump’s constant shooting of himself in the foot. Trump has single handedly done to the Republican Party what the DNC has been trying to do for years. Dismantle the GOP and Hillary wins.
But, wait. Trump tries to defend himself by claiming his campaign is really clean and all the “dirt” is from the Clinton campaign and that everyone is lying about him. Then we have people coming out of the woodwork saying they staged all of these crazy events at Trump rallies, but…at the same time they say, “No. We don’t work for Hillary or the DNC.” Who are we supposed to believe? I feel like Gary Johnson has been saying some good things. But they never invited him to any of the debates. Why? That’s what I would like to know. Let some people tell it, they truly believe the sole reason for the third party not joining in on any debates is because of a lack of votes. Not enough popularity. And or/not enough campaign dollars. Not that I’m a conspiracy theorist or anything like that, but I don’t think it was just numbers. I feel like there was some major cat-fishing and brain washing going on. We, the people, were tricked into liking or loving someone who wasn’t who they said they were. We were told that there are only two worthy candidates running for the presidency. History and current events will prove them wrong on this one.
Between Trump’s “locker room talk” and Hillary’s”‘email bail,” I don’t know what’s worse. Granted, Trump had this discussion before he decided to run. But keep in mind, it all starts with a thought, ultimately determining one’s character. Hey, I’ve thought and said some things I no longer agree with. But, I’m not running for president, either. I don’t plan to make decisions for a country, with the mind frame of my middle school self. As for Hillary, deleting those emails. Come on. Haven’t you ever deleted your cell phone log? Nothing incriminating was there. You just didn’t want somebody to see something and misunderstand it. Either way. You have a choice to make. You have a voice that needs to be heard. Use it or lose it.
On top of that, this whole election has been nothing but the pot calling the kettle black and vice versa. Nobody discussing any real important issues. Just “You’re bad.” And “You’re worse.” “But, you were bad, first.” And “You’re worse-ness is worse than mine.” All this grade school banter. I’m still not sure who plans to put more bang into my buck. Over six decades later, we find ourselves in between the bullet and the ballot! Again. Vote or be voted off. Sounds like another reality show, to me. No wonder Trump is always smiling. I use the term loosely.
All I wish to say is this. “Shape tomorrow by voting today.” Remember, I said I used to feel like the final outcome was already determined? Well. Not so much anymore. We have the power to swing the vote. Only if we know and understand that power. As clichéd as it may sound, there’s strength in numbers. If we all grab at least two friends and head to the polls, we can create a change. Doesn’t matter who you vote for. Just vote. Casting a vote for anyone other than Trump will definitely have an impact. An impact we all deserve. All of us with scruples, morals and sound judgement. We are at that point in our lives where we have to do something.
If we don’t do something, our choices will be liberty or death. Literally. One or the other. The clock is ticking.
We cannot continue to fly on this dirty A$$ bird much longer. Pluck the feathers or shoot it down. The ballot or the bullet.
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