Saturday, December 3, 2016

Why I Didn’t Vote & Why I Don’t Ever Intend to….

    Ah-Election Day 2016 has finally come and gone. Thank God! What a mess the 2016 Election campaign was and an even bigger mess with the Election.  Psychologists said it was a very stressful year for those that had to vote. No wonder. There really wasn’t anyone to vote for, which is why I didn’t vote. I haven’t voted for the last several years. Yes, it bothers me sometimes because others may vote against what I believe in or against, but voting doesn’t always come out the way I want. So. Why vote? Proof is in the pudding, they say, and oh-so very true, too. Look at this election as a perfect example. Personally, I believe that it is high time that a capable woman is elected to the officer of the President of the United States. Not any woman, of course. One that is capable and experienced. We certainly have seen with Obama what happens when the Commander in Chief has no experience, and will see again under President-Elect Trump who has even less experience. So, why not a woman this time? Sure, she’s a liar. She’s arrogant and can’t be trusted but that be can said of all politicians. Honest politicians don’t last in the game very long.                                    

     Frankly, I knew that from the outset Trump would win and he did. How did I know? I just felt it. I also know from being around men so often that for some strange reason, people in American just aren’t ready for a woman President. Most are men that feel that way, but some are women. Anyway, over the years when I did vote, it became obvious that my vote didn’t count. As the years have passed and more and more voters voted for something, someone somewhere would cry foul and then the Courts got involved and overthrew what the people voted for. So, why vote? Why vote when what you voted for suddenly becomes “unconstitutional”? It wasn’t unconstitutional when “the issue” was placed on the ballot. Same with this year’s election.

      Over a million American’s voted for Hilary Clinton. She won the popular vote. However, she didn’t win the Electoral votes, which really matter. Your vote, my vote doesn’t matter. In the end it was the votes of the Electoral College that mattered more. They voted for Donald Trump. I would have voted for Hilary Clinton, not that I trust her. I just felt she’s be more competent in the position. I get bad vibes about Trump. But why bother voting when the Electoral College would counter my vote. Why vote at all when the Electoral College counters your vote? Besides, any American one out there that actually thinks that any politician, including Clinton or Trump actually care about them is just plain stupid. They care about themselves, their family and their friends. Hence, I no longer vote. I’m a Veteran and I don’t vote. For me, voting is a crock. It’s a movement in futility. Frankly, I believe that Trump is right: the election is rigged. Of course, this is all my humble opinion. You may or may not agree and that is fine with me. That is your right. What do you think? Were you happy with the elections? Do you vote? Why or why not?

     That’s it for this time. Thank you all for visiting with us. Until next month, every one please stay safe. Smile. Be happy. Show compassion. Be nice to others. Put a little love into your heart. Please speak up for those without a voice, whether it be a dog, cat, elephant or monkey.  One person, one voice can make a difference. Read a book. Review it. Share it. Pass it along.

Make adoption your first option when seeking a pet. Adopt. Don’t shop. Can’t adopt. Please consider fostering one. The animal will have the taste of home and the shelter will cover the expenses. Can’t foster? Make a donation or volunteer at your local shelter. Please, don’t hunt. Unless you’re starving down in a ditch somewhere, there is no logical reason to do so. Whatever you do, however you do it, please be a voice for the animals large and small. All it takes is one to make a difference, good or bad. 

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