I usually stick to fiction, confessions about writing, and book related things, but I must say that tonight, I can’t concentrate on those topics. Tonight I seriously worry about the well-beings of many people residing in the United States of America.
If you follow me here, you know I am Canadian. Furthermore, I am a Trudeau supporting, equal rights advocating, feminist, immigrant-welcoming, Canadian. If you do not share the same values. I suggest you move on to a post more appealing. Like, now.
I am not writing this post to get comments from trolls who spew un-reseachered BS. I am not even writing this post to hear well-researched criticisms. I don’t care who you are frankly, for tonight, if you are human, you should be team Hillary.
If you are a woman, you should be voting for someone who supports woman, who is a woman, and SHOCKER, who doesn’t abuse woman.
If you have a daughter, you should vote for someone who is NOT currently being accused of raping a 13 year old girl. Regardless of the truth in these accusations, the fact that it even exists (along with several other sexual assault accusations) is disgusting.
If you, or your ancestors immigrated (legally or otherwise) to the USA, you should vote for someone who will protect immigration, not someone who calls a person from Mexico a “Bad Hombre”.
There are too many more reasons to write out, and still post this before the polls close. Basically, unless you a single white male who only cares about yourself, you should be voting for Hilary. Its common sense.
Yet, I sit her as the early results come in, refreshing the page every five minutes, and its currently 24 to 3. The favour is for Donald Trump. For misogyny. For Sexist, abusive behaviour. For ignorance. For denial. For a man who isn’t even allowed to update his Twitter account. I know its very early, and far too soon to tell, but tonight myself, and many other Canadians, will not rest easy.
We will worry about our friends, and family that live beyond our boarders. We will worry about the economic, political, and international future of a country that is our close neighbour. Finally, we will worry about ourselves, because the unfortunate reality is that what happens in the States effects us, up here in the True North. It effects our trade, or economy, our safety. Our relationship is crucial in many ways. We may be strong and free, but we rely heavily on our southern allies.
Avoid setting yourselves back by decades, and please, please, vote for Hillary.
UPDATE: By the end of writing this post, Clinton has risen to 44 – 31. (Improvement I like to see!)
Lauren E. Miller
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