Tag: politics

Hannah waxes philosophical with regard to your vote

Ok I know I’ve posted on here all of once, so don’t get used to being able to find my deepest thoughts on here. However, I’m stuck in this position right now where I have a desperate need to share my opinion, but I’m not crazy about getting political on Facebook. So, on the day before the 2016 Presidential Election, here I am, sharing my views publicly and removing them only slightly from Facebook.

It was my dad’s idea. 

So, without further ado, my thoughts on tomorrow’s election.

Everyone reserves the constitutional right to do whatever they want with their vote. You can vote Democrat, Republican, or third party. You can trade your vote, sell your vote, or not vote at all. I respect that.

However, in turn, I ask that if you’re choosing to do anything with your vote other than vote for Hillary Clinton, you acknowledge that on some level, you know you don’t have a lot to fear from a Donald “My I.Q. is one of the highest” Trump presidency. Even if you dislike him, you can confidently say that Donald “My I.Q. is one of the highest” Trump being in office doesn’t pose a legitimate threat to your safety and well-being.

Not everyone can say that.

I understand disliking Clinton, I’m not her biggest fan either, but voting third party or not voting is a luxury that is indicative of a position of incredible privilege. I’m far to terrified of Donald “My I.Q. is one of the highest” Trump to use my vote for anything other than backing the best chance there is at defeating him, and I’m saying that as a financially stable, cisgendered, secular white woman.

I’m not going to criticize you for exercising your constitutional right. It’s the diversity in political opinions that keeps us all in check. I just beg that when you vote (or abstain from voting), you keep your privilege in mind.