Please Don't Harass Others For Not Voting This November
Start writing a post
Politics

Please Don't Harass Others For Not Voting This November

It Is Understandable Why Some Might Not Choose To Vote For President This Election Cycle

14
Please Don't Harass Others For Not Voting This November
Blogger

Both major political parties have decided their presumptive nominees, and neither choice looks promising. Donald Trump has no problem with bankrupting the United States, deporting Mexican immigrants, and placing a ban on Muslims, amongst other atrocities. Hillary Clinton is far more subtle, but no less evil. She will perpetuate and grow the instability in the Middle East by keeping America in perpetual, pointless wars, and her allegiance is on sale to the highest bidder, including Wall St., weapons manufacturers, the fossil fuel industry, and big pharma.

Hillary Clinton is undoubtedly the lesser of the two evils, but those evils are evils nonetheless. I'm certain that America faces tough times under either of these leaders; Trump's way is more dramatic and quick, while Clinton will curate a slow, encroaching rot that will be organized by closed doors between special interests that could care less about the average American.

Both candidates are not clean. Trump is campaigning on a platform of hate and indifference, while the Secretary has literal blood on her hands; thousands of people who have died because of questionable weapons deals she curated, lives ruined because of policy she supported, all the while she actively participated in the regress of the working man by failing to stand up when America needed her to. You need to do a lot more than tell Wall St. to "cut it out" before it's about to ruin the entire world economy because of reckless behavior.

Some people simply do not want their names associated with Clinton or Trump, and it's understandable why. If either candidate ends up being a dud president, then those who voted for that candidate are responsible. Some people also like to vote with their morals, which might not always get things done, but if that's how they vote, that's how they vote.

Those who don't vote don't always do so out of laziness, or spite. Sometimes they are presented with two awful choices, and they don't feel comfortable supporting any of those choices.

This election presents no easy answers, and there are times that it has gotten out of control. We have a major party candidate for president who is openly sexist and racist, who makes fun of disabled people and casually jokes about killing journalists. We have another who thinks it's ok to kill anyone the US doesn't like, to uproot entire countries, leaving them vulnerable to even greater threats, who openly dismisses freedom of speech and wants to jail whistle-blowers.

It's no wonder why some people don't feel comfortable being in either camp. Of course, they could vote for Jill Stein, or by some miracle, Bernie Sanders, if Clinton gets indicted, but Clinton and Trump seem the most likely to get support from both of the major political parties in this country, and without those resources, it's almost impossible to become president of the United States of America.



Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

74313
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

135306
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments