On Voting…

The obsession with who a person is voting for has always been a foreign one to me. I was raised with the understanding that who I cast my vote for is nobody else’s business, but my own. It’s private, which is the reason why you vote anonymously in a booth or partition. Now, this being said—I have not tried to hide my political viewpoints, nor have I shied away from the political post on social media, but I haven’t come out and said who I was voting for. Not happy with any candidate, I could be voting for myself, you don’t know, because I haven’t told you.

I’ve also found it interesting that when one points out a fault in a particular candidate, their supporters defend that fault, by pointing out the faults in the other candidate. As if one thing had anything to do with the other. I tend to support all of my claims with articles and factual information. But not everyone needs facts or truth to make a decision when it comes to voting. We vote from our hearts. We vote from our passions.

So, no, I’m not going to tell you who I’m voting for. But I will tell you why I will not be voting for Donald J. Trump.

Feel free to follow the links provided here, if you wish to see my supporting information, as I like to provide such things.

Here are the main two reasons I won’t be voting for Trump:

  1. He is a selfish, racist, bigoted, misogynistic, hate monger, who only cares about the wealthy, and more specifically, himself, and he cannot be trusted.Honestly, the office of President of the United States is the most important “job” on the planet (in my opinion), and with that lofty position comes the responsibility of representing all of American society.  Vulgarity, impatience, and a history of bullying are not qualities the President should have.

    (Each one of those words is a separate link.)

  2. His running mate.  Mike Pence’s track record with RFRA, his opposition to the Hate Crimes Prevention Act, and the transgendered bathroom policy in our schools–to name a few–would make the United States in his image: where the LGBT community, including transgendered men, and women would, simply, not be allowed the same rights, protection, and dignity that the rest of us enjoy.  America is the land of the free. The place where anyone can be accepted no matter their race, religion, nationality, age, gender, gender identity, or sexual preference. They are welcome. We are the melting pot.On a personal note: If Pence had his way, my sister, a transgendered woman, would be ostracized and singled out as unwanted by the federal government.  And this, I could never willingly allow.  I love my sister, and she has the right to exist as the gender she identifies with.

I have more reasons why I’m not voting for him, but these, for me, are enough.  And I understand that not everyone is going to agree with me, and that’s okay.  We’re citizens of the United States of America and we have the right to disagree, civilly, and openly.

If you disagree, I welcome your arguments; however, I challenge you to do so without mentioning any other candidate.  Defend Trump without pointing the finger at Clinton, Johnson, or Stein. Defend him on his merits, not on the qualities of his opponents.  And then, back it up with research.

https://ballotpedia.org is a great site for the facts if you need help.