As a British/American couple we couldn't let this American Presidential Election pass without adding our thoughts to the millions, nae billions of articles written about what is possibly the scariest election in our life times.
I know you're sick of it, we are all sick of it, and so be warned - this is a ranty post.
|THIS IS TOO CLOSE!!!!!!|
The fear of Trump possibly becoming president is too much to bare. The thought of a man who hates anyone who is not like him leading America is terrifying. It's not just that we support Hillary - which we emphatically do - it's that the alternative option could be devastating. We want to make sure that anyone who see this and can, VOTES - and here's why.....
In the words of Lewis C.K. 'If you vote Hillary you are a grown up, if you vote Trump you're a sucker, and if you don't vote at all you are an asshole.'
It is fair to say the media we have seen is pro-Hillary, we are friends with mostly Democrats, we follow Democrats on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. We don't follow them because they are Democrats though, we follow them because we like the way they think. They see the world the way we do.
However besides everything that makes us Democrats, we have been watching and reading everything and anything we can on this election and even if we were not Hillary supporters before, we are now. Check out the video on our Facebook pages for many of the reasons we believe she will be the right choice for president.
Common sense says you can't vote for Trump:
|Yep Trump riding a donkey, a bull and a wall! |
He was shooting himself in the foot (with the lies)
Wearing a coat of may bills and the wall has Mexicans on one side!
The world we live in does not want an individual who can so easily group individuals together only to insult them. It's derisive and it is the world that most decent people have fought to move away from. The fact that his Vice-President is an anti-LGBT, anti-woman's rights supporter is just as upsetting. While Hillary may be 'corrupt' - who in politics isn't - she has proven time and time again to be qualified and capable to do this job. While Donald throws a tantrum when insulted, she goes high. While he lies, lies and lies again she stick to the facts. While he has spent his career running beauty pageants, building hotels, firing people and becoming bankrupt numerous times, Hillary has dedicated her life to politics, to charity and to 'doing all the good you can, for all the people you can, in all the ways you can for as long as ever you can'. I may not like the email scandals, the payment for support (payments made by Trump in the past) and I may not think she is the most clear conscience person BUT I am in no doubt that that she is a capable president.
I don't even see this as a vote between Republicans and Democrats anymore - I have forgotten the policies, the politics and indeed what each party wants to achieve, all I know is that a world where Donald Trump is president scares me.
Our final plea to anyone who hasn't voted is please get out and do so - your vote counts. The below graph shows the % of people in each age range that vote and as it stands our age range 18-39 has the lowest % of voters. Here's why that makes it SO important to vote....
Less than 6 months ago the UK voted on Brexit - when broken down, the majority of voters under 50 voted to remain in Europe and yet Brexit won. The reason - the voter % of over 50's was significantly higher and over 50's wanted Brexit. Therefore the population most likely to pop their clogs have voted for us to leave Europe, so the impact will be felt less by them while those who will continue to work, grow up and want to be part of the European community will feel the greatest impact. The older people screwed us. Don't let that be the case in the USA.
We experienced first hand the negative impact an old, rich, homophobic white man can have on our lives when Republican Butch Otter put up €1million of his own money to stop gay marriage in Idaho in June 2014. Had he not done that our wedding would have been legal. The ceremony that we put all our savings into, the commitment that we declared in front of our friends and family would have legally meant something. Butch Otter took that chance away. Don't let Trump/Pence take that opportunity away from others.
America has come so far and made such progress. The nation of immigrants is a world leader. It wasn't built with walls, it was built on the collaboration of many different types of people. WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER.
Please don't forget that.
Join us: https://www.iwillvote.com/home/
Oh and please don't vote for a third party candidate - this election it really is a WASTED vote.
So in summary