Tomorrow is election day. The road this year to our next President has been like a road in Pennsylvania strewn with potholes, cracks, and crevasses. Those that live here, you know what I’m talking about and the picture is no surprise to you.
I’m left with a nearly impossible choice this year where no matter what I do, the outcome has almost certainly been decided already. Speaking this morning with two people native to India about the American democracy, I was laughing at the shear ridiculousness of what our system has been turned into. They were confused about the Electoral College and how it was created out of a fundamental distrust the Founding Fathers had of the American people over 200 years ago. Yeah, they didn’t trust the population. At the time, the EC worked, and it functioned as a buffer between the elections and the government. Those distinctions have been eroded and the lines blurred, the EC is no longer an impartial group of people in each state. I think the EC as a whole needs to be investigated for fraud honestly.
Choice 1 – Vote for Hillary Clinton
LOL! ROFL! LMAO! Added for the humor value 🙂
Choice 2 – Vote for Donald Trump
In a world where Hillary Clinton didn’t exist, this might actually be an “ok” choice. He’s self-centered, bigoted, part of the elite, etc. I can’t deny the fact that he’s saying what the American people want to hear and it remains to be seen if he actually could do what he’s saying he wants to do. It’s a risky choice, but Americans have a history of taking the risky choice. I know one thing, a Trump Presidency would certainly be a historic Presidency, that I think no one can dispute.
Choice 3 – Vote for Gary Johnson or Jill Stein
I know neither candidate can win. I know that a vote for either of them is a vote for the future in the hopes that one or both of them get to at least 5% of the popular vote. What is really frustrating is that we have to endure 4 years of Clinton or Trump to make the potential of a third-party possible in 2020. I’m angry that I didn’t see the effect of a two-party duopoly sooner than this year and that more people aren’t seeing what I’m seeing. One of my friends actually called me a conspiracy theorist for my support of third parties. I’m no longer friends with them, I can’t be around that kind of blind faith in a corrupt system; a closed mind.
I probably won’t decide until the curtain closes behind me and the red blinking lights are flashing in front of me tomorrow morning. I wonder how history will judge this year’s elections?