On November 8th, the good people of the United States of America will be heading to the polls to elect their next president.
I've never been a very political person, but have to admit that this particular campaign has captivated me. What with social media and late night talk shows providing a daily dose of satyr, the answer to the question "are you not entertained?" is a resounding "heck ya!"
What has been equally interesting are the reasons why folks back up one candidate over the other. More often than not, people who are in favour of the Donald becoming the next leader of one of the most influential countries in the world always follow their statement with "well, you know she (Hillary Clinton) is pro-choice.".
Seriously? That's it? Please tell me you are not serious when you say that a man who has shown the world that he is racist, a bigot, sexist and predator should rule one of the most powerful countries in the world.
Offer me some alternate reason. Tell me of the good he will do in America. Something. Anything that shows you've given this careful consideration. Tell me that you've been on the lam and have been hiding in a remote location that does not offer cable or internet services. That could be the only reasonable explanation as to why his recent soundbites and behaviour at the debates have not turned your stomach and assaulted your senses.
I'm not suggesting that the Clintons are squeaky clean, either. However, even though I personally do not support abortion, I tend to echo the sentiment that the government has no place to tell a woman what she can and cannot do with her body, if for no other reason that it sets a dangerous precedent. If the government can control that, then what else will they impose on women?
Donald Trump has said that women who have terminated their pregnancies should be punished. How frightening. I would have loved to hear what his idea of punishment is. That type of judgement should be doled out by our Creator, not a politician.
Who exactly let this clown in? What has happened, America, that has caused you to set the bar so low for yourselves? Shouldn't a presidential candidate at least have some political science background? A law degree maybe?
I'm worried for you. I'm worried for us - your neighbours to the North. I'm worried for the rest of the world if he actually gets elected.
Good luck, America. Please choose wisely. The world is watching.
Hi! I'm Chris, an empty nester living in Montreal and making the most of this stage in my life. I love cooking for friends and family, DIY projects, decorating and writing.