I VOTE



Another election has come and gone, finally! What a crazy year for the United States. It's been an another historical election. In our lifetimes, we've experienced some pretty historic changes. We've seen our first African American President, we've seen women run for office, and now we're seeing someone with no political experience, break the mold and win the election. What a time to be alive! 

While the presidential election is making history, so are the people. It was reported that more latinos came out to vote, than ever before. No matter your race, age, or beliefs, everyone should be entitled to have a say. 

While I believe everyone is entitled to their opinions, it's a different story when people begin to punish you for your opinions and decisions. This morning, my 16 year old sister arrived at school and described the hate and aggression floating through the halls of her high school. Whether you voted for Hilary or Trump, someone has an opinion, someone thinks you're dumb or stupid, and someone won't like you or your decision. These kids are 16, they didn't even vote, but they feel so strongly in favor of one candidate or the other, that they feel that they can degrade or scrutinize each other for their decisions or their families decisions, how sad! Never have I ever been a citizen of a country that's so torn and divided, as it is today. 

There used to be a time in history where people could openly discuss the sides they believed in. In this election, it's been complete opposite. 

"Now it is time for America to bind the wounds of division, have to get together. To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people." - Trump

If I have one wish for America during this next Presidential term, it's this ^. I hope that America can come together. Whether you're Republican, Democrat, Independent, I hope we can unite as a nation, and spread more love, than hate. I want Americans to have opportunities, jobs, and access to good healthcare. I want the American dream to be something that we can all achieve. I want our veterans to be taken care of, I want our cities to be taken care of, and I want the United States to be an all around, better and safer place for Americans. 

I hope we see results over the next 4 years. 

God Bless America! 

3 comments

  1. I am so disappointed this morning seeing Clinton supporters bashing the rest of the country. Yesterday everyone said that they didn't care who you voted for, just to go exercise your right to vote. And now if you voted for a third party you were a waste of a vote. Or if you voted for Trump you are automatically a racist? No, that is not how this works. I hope that we can all come together because you know what...the people have spoken and now we have to make it through the next four years together. No reason to tear each other down, we need to all be supportive and show love and compassion.

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  2. This is so well said Kaitlyn! It seriously makes me so sad how much people are destroying and hating on each other for their own political opinions and beliefs. People are worried that now that Trump is elected what they're going to tell their children, but obviously the hate that they have for the other side is already transferring to their children. It's good to be passionate, but let's face it, both of the candidates this year were not the best that we could have had.

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  3. Well said, Kaitlyn! Right now is the time to unite, not to put each other down.

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