There seems to be a reoccurring theme amongst millennials that should have us ALL worried. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are flooding with memes portraying both presidential nominees as untrustworthy and self-serving. I think we can all agree that if the option is Donald Trump or Hilary Clinton, Hilary is the latter of the two but there seems to be a consensus that the American people are settling, because the other candidate is so asininely unprepared. This presidential debate has also experienced some of the best ratings in history, which I guess we can all thank Donald Trump for at least making things more interesting and bringing folks to the political table. So here you go folks: 2016 in a nutshell. I wonder what they will write about us in the history books?
1. Here come’s the “We miss Bernie tweets”.
2. I think everyone felt awkward listening to both candidates talk about race.
3. And then it gets serious
4. So who won????? #TrumpWon is currently trending
If you find yourself not liking either option in this year’s presidential election, then I ask you this: “did you vote in the presidential primaries?”. If your answer is “no”, like the other 71.5% of Americans then seriously, why are you complaining? The primaries are the most important part of any presidential race, because it is your time to choose who you want on the ballot. Your voice, your power, and you choice was taken from you as soon as you decided voting was not “that” important. If taking a day off from work or school to vote means we could of had a presidential candidate that the American people could essentially trust, then isn’t it worth it?
Now I know some of you are thinking, “a lot of American’s do not have the luxury to take off work or school without severe penalties”, and you are 100% right. I say this to you: MAIL-IN BALLOT. Every American still had the opportunity to mail in their vote, but yet 71.5% decided not to, which means our nominees were picked by 28.5% of Americans. That number is unacceptable and we are all to blame for the circus we are currently witnessing. If you want to break it down even further, Hilary Clinton was picked by 14.4% of Democrats and Donald Trump was picked by 14.8% of Republicans, which means this is not an isolated issue that a single party is experiencing. To make matters worse, those numbers are only a percentage of REGISTERED voters, not eligible voters.
What does that say about us? How does that look to other countries, without the same freedom’s and liberties we have? What will that do to our future? Our children’s future?
I say this to you with the utmost kindness: GET UP AMERICA! Yes, these elections have been the most entertaining yet, but this is not a drill or a joke. Go get registered to vote and head out to the polls come November, before it is too late.