How frequently, in the past few decades, has the news agitated and made you feel anxious about where America is going? Whether you read news online via https://bing.com, watch it on the television or read the daily paper, do you ask yourself, are these politicians serving you, or they appear to be only serving their private political agendas and self-interests? What makes the electorate continue to vote, in accordance with their prejudices and biases, empty promises of celebrities over than individuals with experience, expertise, exhibited judgment, and a degree of intellect, that offer viable, appropriate, sustainable options?
Isn’t it, about time we prioritized the greater good, defending America’s liberties and dignity?
The right to vote.
The Presidential election of 2016 when Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, but Donald Trump emerged victorious in the Electoral College – we find that more Americans decided to not take good advantage of their responsibility to vote. Today, we see many citizens expressing their disappointment towards President Trump, but were not these folks who did not vote one of the main causes? Mr. Trump won the election for a wide variety of motivations, and I believe, some of those primary ones, comprised: a) many did not like Hillary Clinton, b) voters believed his empty promises even though he didn’t give the public a clear plan or solution for the nation’s problems, c) they shared Trump’s vision of the US, as well as his biases and prejudices.
Respect for the man sitting in the office is different from respect for the man himself.
We should honor the office of the President as the highest in the nation, however, there is a fine line between ignorantly following the leader, especially when his actions does not respect the ideals, freedoms, and liberties of this nation. Unless citizens of the United States choose their officials responsibly, they will only see rights being abused in the future. Everything will remain the same until voters realize enough is enough.