I’m NOT Voting, here’s why….

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I know I’m not the only one watching this election, scratching my head. It’s really hard for me to wrap my head around what this country has come to. Two candidates for president; one a corrupt, lying, pompous DC puppet and the other a corrupt, entertaining, loud mouthed, idiot. This is really who we have to choose from? Not me. I did not ask for any of this, I will not take part in this circus and I CERTAINLY will not vote for your candidate just because you believe in one or two things they are “promising” to do.

First of all, I am fully aware of those who came before me who fought for my right to vote, to live in America and be free. I don’t need a lecture on what my duty is as an American.

Second of all, voting is not my job and it certainly is not my duty, it is a privilege bestowed upon us and one that I have no problem denying (this year). These candidates for president go against so many of my values and I morally cannot vote for either one, so I won’t. Here I am, an educated, white female and I will not be casting a ballot for president. I do not want any part of this. I will be able to put both my hands up and say, “nope, I had no part in this, I did not want any of this!”

The third party candidates? Don’t get me started, their chance of being president is like my chance in winning the lottery. Let’s just face it, it’s a great idea in theory and I totally support what these people are trying to do along with their followers but it’s our reality for now that they are NOT going to win. Maybe we should start doing something about that NOW so that in the future their is a viable third candidate.

I watch these two individuals in debates and I just get sick to my stomach. The bickering, the lying, the back stabbing, his desperate attempt at getting a laugh (at anyone’s expense) and her fake ass smile. Americans have been able to achieve some incredibly magnificent things and this is all we could come up with?

I firmly believe, along with many others, that we are doomed. If there aren’t other countries watching our debates and laughing at us, there should be. There has been a gradual breakdown in this country. We  are the target of terrorist attacks, it’s just a matter of time before the next one hits, everyone thinks your racist if you have opposing views, our police officers are living in fear of their lives, our LGBT communities are still struggling with acceptance, children are victims of extreme cases of bullying, we have millions without jobs, our veterans are dying every day from PTSD, and parents fight the judgement of their peers around every corner. God forbid their child get killed, it will certainly be their fault. So here we are, One Nation Under God and we have two candidates doing nothing but adding fuel to the fire. How do we come together when our nation’s leaders are immature children at best? They are teaching us nothing about respect and acceptance. Their moral compasses are shattered and they should probably both be in jail for the crimes they have committed. It’s a funny thing what money and power can get you, what gets lost and what gets swept under the rug.

You can try to convince me, but it won’t work. You can say, “pick the lesser of two evils,” do you realize how absolutely insane that sounds?! I saw a quote on the internet that said, “voting for the lesser of two evils is STILL voting for evil.” NO, NO, NO if you don’t like either candidate then don’t just pick one of them people! Stand up for yourself and exercise your right NOT to vote.

In closing, I want to apologize to both my dad and father in law. I love you both dearly but I will not be casting a ballot and participating in this joke of an election…. XOXOXO

Carpe the Hell Out of Your Diem
Laci Jane

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