Today is election day in America. This is both exciting and tense. Who is going to be elected to run our country? Are they going to improve our country or bring it down into shreds? That’s the exciting part. What gets me is the number of people who vote for somebody just because that person’s in the same political party as they are as well as the number of heated debates that you can find on the internet. It’s as if they are convinced that they’re absolutely right, that it’s all black and white and no shades of gray.
As for politics, I don’t think there’s one “right” or “wrong” candidate. They are humans, like the rest of us, they fall for the same weaknesses that the rest of us mortals fall for. And like many people in position of power, I think politicians forget that they are public servants and representing the interests of the public. Instead, they have forgotten this in their giddiness of (almost) unlimited power. They become corrupt and make fools of themselves. They create policies (and other political related creations) that are in their best interests. It doesn’t matter whether or not you support them or not, they all do it to a certain extent.
We need to look at politicians realistically when we vote. We need to read carefully what they’re saying and doing, assess our individual beliefs and expectations, and then vote for the person who aligns with our beliefs and what we want to see happen in this country. We try to do that, but it doesn’t appear to work half the time, at least according to who you’re talking to at any given moment.
I voted today, because it’s a privilege that very few people in the world have. It might not have been the best choice, but it was the best choice that I could have made given the limited options that I had to vote for. People may or may not agree with my choices, but that’s their opinion. How I voted was what I thought was best for me at the time and no one can take that way from me.