Hey guys, it’s my 100th post! I’m pretty excited about this. Here’s hoping to 100 more! Thanks for being so supportive everyone!
I have a lot of things to update about, but I’ll do all that later. I have something important to talk about right now.
I voted this morning. I’m sad that my polling place was not distributing ‘I Voted’ stickers, but I still voted. I don’t care who you vote for, just get out and vote.
Well….. that’s not entirely true. I do care that you’re making an informed decision instead of just pressing random buttons. So, I’ll amend that. I don’t care who you vote for, just get out and cast an educated vote!
I don’t want to start a political debate. I understand that everyone has different priorities and views. There’s no candidate that could make everyone in the United States happy.
I decided to ‘waste’ my vote this year on Jill Stein. I know that my vote isn’t going to change the outcome of this election. Third party candidates don’t get enough attention to be taken seriously yet. YET. I’ve heard the sentence “I’d vote for <insert third party candidate here> this year, but I feel like I’d be wasting my vote” so many times that I lost count. If everyone who thought that way voted the way they really wanted, it would make a difference. The votes wouldn’t be wasted.
I’m hoping that by voting for someone I truly believe in instead of the ‘lesser of two evils,’ I’ll make a difference for future elections. I’m hoping that, by telling all of you that I voted for a third party candidate, at least one person will be inspired to do the same. If that person speaks out about it, then someone else will be inspired. It’s a domino effect. Eventually we’ll have more serious choices for presidency and no one will have to settle on someone just because they’re not as bad as the other choice.
So, get out there and vote for someone you can really stand behind. If you need help making an informed decision, please visit this post. Don’t be afraid to go against the grain.
“Wasting your vote is voting for somebody that you don’t believe in.” –Gary Johnson