“I am going to sit this one out,” that’s a line I have heard often lately. Some of our friends are republicans, but they will not vote for Donald Trump if he indeed will be the republican nominee -and it very much looks like it.
Interesting enough, I hear the same thing on the other side from democrats who refuse to vote for Hillary Clinton. She wasn’t the most effective campaigner so far, as a matter of fact she almost got derailed by a barely known Bernie Sanders.
“Sitting it out,” means not voting, pretending not to care. Is that the solution?
I am a woman and 100 years ago I wouldn’t have been allowed to cast a vote, not in Europe and not here in the U.S.
The 19th Amendment (1920) to the U.S. Constitution granted American women the right to vote—a right known as woman suffrage. At the time the U.S. was founded, its female citizens did not share all of the same rights as men, including the right to vote. (Source Wikipedia).
There are countries in this world, where people fight for the right for a free election, we should never forget that. They are risking their life to have a privilege that we take for granted.
I understand the frustration in this election. People are fed up with the system and feel that they are not heard, especially young people.
This is your future, more than it is mine. Get involved, yes, even if it means just to chose the lesser evil.
I don’t like the idea of the lesser evil either, not at all. Maybe it helps to look at it as a defensive vote? Like in football, the defense can win a game.
Just a few months ago people reassured me that Trump would never be the nominee. “That’s not how our politics work,” they said and they have been wrong.
Trump’s possible nomination is horrifying for me, it downright scares me. Oh so many have told me now over and over that Hillary Clinton will win by a land slight…but what if they are wrong again?
Roosevelt was right. We have a right to vote and we -all of us- should use it, even if we just cast a tactical vote to stop somebody like Trump.
Voting matters…locally and nationally. We can make a difference.
“Choose a leader who will invest in building bridges, not walls. Books, not weapons. Morality, not corruption. Intellectualism and wisdom, not ignorance. Stability, not fear and terror. Peace, not chaos. Love, not hate. Convergence, not segregation. Tolerance, not discrimination. Fairness, not hypocrisy. Substance, not superficiality. Character, not immaturity. Transparency, not secrecy. Justice, not lawlessness. Environmental improvement and preservation, not destruction. Truth, not lies.”