The US is in HUGE upheaval over the current elections. Why wouldn’t it be? we have Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Both of whom are pretty terrible people.
Donald Trump is egotistical, bombastic, and Shoots from the hip, often saying things that should never be said.
Joe Biden… I don’t even know where to begin, he is suffering from some form of dementia, has a son that is using his father’s influence in other countries politics and filling their pockets off that.
Both are terrible options. but why do we have just two? Most countries have multiple political parties that voters can choose from to pick people they feel best fit their ideology. The answer comes down to money… In the US there are government grants given to those running for office. To get a grant you have to earn a certain percentage of the popular vote. To date, the ONLY parties to exceed that % have been the Democrats and the Republicans.
Because of this, they have had HUGE influence in our country, shutting out all competitors.
So often if you mention that you’re voting third party people tell you ” you’re throwing away your vote!” Which is exactly the opposite of what I am doing. I am showing the world, and myself that voting for somebody of principal and integrity is far more important than being popular. I value my choice. I also have hope that me, and 4.99999% of the rest of the population also vote for that third party, giving us a chance at clawing away some of the power the two current political factions have.
I would like to see a rise and fall of political parties. when something sits around for too long it starts to rot, and stink. and both the republican and democrat parties stink like last week’s fish.
I encourage all of voting age. DO NOT VOTE your emotions! actually look at the people you are looking to vote for, look at their track record, look at what they’ve done in the past, not just what the media tells you they’ve done, but what they’ve ACTUALLY done. Do you agree with that? do you think that is what is best for the country? Also, focus on LOCAL elections. they impact your life so much more than federal election. Take the time, do your research.
I just finished my ballot, I am mailing it in today. It took me 3 days to fill it out. Why? because I took the time to research and look at each person I was voting for, what their policies are, and what their track record is. Did I vote for mainly one party? yes, because for the most part, that party does align with what I stand for and believe in. Did I vote for all the same party? NOPE, there is a mix on there, since some of the people do not have a track record I appreciate. It makes me question what their priorities are.
Good luck to our country. We need it. Too much of our politics is based in hate. Hate of each other, hate of ideas, and hate of change. I hope that that changes.