I am sorry if this offends you, but I feel rather strongly about this, so I am going to say it.
This is the reality of the situation. We have two choices for President. Trump or Clinton. Unless you agree with a self-aggrandizing, hate-mongering, sexist, racist narcissist, it is in your best interest to vote for Clinton. She may well be the status quo, and a corporate shill, but that is of far less import than we give it. I know a lot of people thoroughly dislike her, and for that matter I am not her biggest fan either. But we have ONLY these two choices, whether we like it or not. She is the best of them by far.
America has two choices for President this year. I am sorry if you are a supporter of one of the third party candidates, but the sad truth is that they can’t win, because the system is designed to stop them from doing so. Want to change that? It won’t change from the top.
This is the truth, whether you want to believe it or not. You cannot change the system from the top down. The continued failure of the theory of Trickle-Down economics has proven that.
Thus, you can throw away your vote for President if you so choose, but the statement you are making by voting for your third party candidate might as well be a shout in the middle of the dessert, because it will have the same effect.
Want to change the system? Since you can’t do it from the top, let’s address the much, much larger issue at hand. Congress. The President DOES NOT MAKE LAW. Read the Constitution, the President signs or vetos laws, but DOES NOT make them. That’s Congress’ job. And they are not doing their job.
We have an embarrassing, useless, obstructionist body politic right now. There are so many people in office who just should not be there. They are focused on meaningless drivel, and doing nothing to address important matters that could improve the lives of the people they are supposed to represent. Their elections are the ones we should care the most about. They are the people in office we should REALLY concern ourselves with.
Do you know who your Congresspeople are? Take a look at the lawmakers, people. These are the people we should be focusing on, not the people running for President. I believe that ALL of the House of Representatives is up for election this year. Want to change the system? Get rid of these nimrods and get in new blood where it counts.
Want to support a third party? How about a third party candidate for Congress? Bernie Sanders is NOT a Democrat, but he understood that to have ANY chance he had to run for President as one. We need more independents and third party men and women in the House and the Senate. THAT is how we change the system.
It might seem like a bleak reality, but that’s what we have. We need to accept that, and choose the less frightening of the two choices before us. Meanwhile, let’s turn our attention towards the scary, do-nothing people in Congress, and start making the change that would do our nation the most good.
We CAN change the system. But we have to work our way from the bottom to the top, not the other way around.