Dear Political Life,
I don’t always feel comfortable about discussing politics, but due to this year’s crazy election, I have to put my opinion in. So let us talk politics.
Trump and Hilary are fighting for the white house. Everyday on the news and twitter, all I have been hearing is just scandal from both Trump and Hilary. From the emails, the plagiarized speeches, the ignorance, the shade, and the dirty. Politics has always been a dirty business (duh, nothing new).
Republicans and Democrats want”unity” ,and that bothers me because if they really want to unify, there would not be a Republican and a Democrat party in the first place.There would only be ONE unified party and that is THE PEOPLE. We are all humans with different ideals that are not fully Republican or Democrat.
Speaking of Republican and Democrats voters, I just need to say this. Just because you are Republican and Democrat DOES NOT mean that you have to vote for only your party ALL THE TIME! For example, Republicans are attacking other Republicans due to some of them voting for Democrat due to the disagreements of the Republican candidate. Come on folks, this is democracy. People have the right vote to for the opposite party. People insulting their own party members is just childish. People acting like its college football with die-hard fans and childish rivalry.
I do respect people who do vote for candidates from the opposite party sometimes because I feel like they are more open-minded and want unity. Voting for the same party where it does not matter who is running for your party even if that person does represent conservative or liberal ideas is just foolish.
In result of this year’s crazy election, this election has got to be the WORST Election and the most foolish. This year’s choices are just sad, but I still need to vote. We all need to vote to let our voices be heard because that is the American way. Not voting is not going to make a difference. If you have no choice between Trump and Hilary just vote to who is at least close to your ideals.
Lastly, about the people who complain about the lack of progress in this country, just to let you know that it is not the government’s fault, it is ours, therefore, stop blaming the president, the governor, the mayor, or anybody who were elected to make change in this country.
We have the rights of freedom in this country to not just live with it, but to make change as well. If you don’t like what you see and it seems like certain things are improving slowly or not at all, (excuse my dirty English) GET OFF YOUR ASS AND DO SOMETHING! You don’t have to be a politician to change things in this country. You are an American and that is all you need to be to make a difference. Making a difference is not bashing the president on twitter 24/7. I never been a president (don’t want to), but a president can only do much and not a lot to satisfy every person’s needs. Therefore, let me clarify with a perfect quote by John F. Kennedy,
“My Fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
Do not take this country in vain without responsibility. If you want to make America “great again”or want “change”, you can’t depend on a politician to do the work for you. You have to do your share of responsibility as well.