Your Vote

Your Vote
I wrote this before the election, and like 80% of the political material I wrote back then, most of it did not get posted. However, after reading through this again I think there are still some things that are worth airing, mostly the bigger picture of the American voting public. This isn’t getting posted on Facebook, so I have no idea if anyone will even read it, but that is whoever’s loss. Read if you dare.
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If you plan on voting in the next Presidential election, here are some things you need to understand:
1.  If you vote for an alternative candidate, Donald or Hillary will win anyway. I’m not discouraging this, I’m just saying.
2.  Of the major parties’ candidates, one is a representation of the worst aspect of our country, while the other is a fair representation of the nation as a whole: Flawed, but with potential.  It’s pretty obvious to me which candidate belongs to which description, but I’m sure some would disagree with me, so what is the point? Many will figure it out in their own minds anyway, regardless of the facts  -because that is just how our polarized, wildly misguided country rolls.
3.  If you get your facts, so-called scandals, and opinions about the candidates from the media, and not from doing your own, independent evaluation of what each candidate has said, done, their qualifications, accomplishments, and failures, you are a fool.
4. If you do not respect the current President, just bear in mind that the rest of the country felt the same about the previous President. How does it taste? Get ready for more polarization regardless of who gets elected next time.
5.  Until we give moderates a better chance to serve in the high levels of office in this country, and have a legitimate chance of winning the Presidency, it will just be a choice of extremes (or perceived extremes) and you can kiss any semblance of a unified, country-wide satisfaction goodbye.
6. Our citizens on average are moderate politically and socially. Unfortunately, too many of us cannot seem to see the big picture on anything.   Even those with a good education suffer greatly from a lack of wisdom.  We have turned into a country of twisted perceptions fed by our lack of focus, and bias from poor influences.
7. Some people say that it does not matter who wins. I think that is true to a point. I vote strictly for the environment, because no matter how important you think our American way of life is, it doesn’t mean shit without clean air, clean drinking water, and a healthy ecosystem of native plants and animals surrounding our unhealthy pockets of civilization. Your love of money and freedom are not even sustainable, real things on a global scale as the strain on the environment from our lifestyle increases.
8.  America is already great. Can it be better? Certainly, but it’s not going to come about by being an asshole on a global scale, or falling for some kind of fake nostalgia about our past glory. If you really delve deep into our history you’ll uncover a lot of ugliness with a core of destruction, ignorance,  fear and hatred.
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