No You Don’t Have To Choose

No You Don’t Have To Choose

Here we are in the final days of election season 2016.

Yes, we live in a two-party system and NO, a third party candidate not only has no chance but never did at anytime. Grow up

With that said, there is a binary choice before you between Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton and regardless of what you decide or how you feel, barring some sort of unforeseen tragedy, one of them will be inaugurated as our new president on January 20, 2017.

So, who are you going to choose?

Guess what? You don’t have to. No matter what you do, one of them will be president, and you are under no obligation to choose. Oh, and guess what? If you don’t vote for the next President, you actually DO still have the right to bitch about the future of the nation and those who tell you otherwise are nothing more than bumper sticker educated morons who have a simplistic and ignorant understanding of what America was founded on and what it means to be an American.

We have a series of inalienable rights according to our Constitution including, but not limited to, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, the right to bear arms and the right to private property (as well as the right to vote). Yet none of those are obligations. You also have the freedom to engage in NONE of those behaviors. You don’t HAVE to speak your mind, you don’t HAVE to worship a religion or God, you don’t HAVE to own a gun, you don’t HAVE to own a home and you don’t HAVE to vote. And guess what? If you choose not to do any or all of those things, you have every right to still judge and speak your mind about the state of the nation and/or at any time choose to take part in any of the rights afforded you. This premise is quite literally THE thing that makes America the greatest nation in the known history of the Earth.

The idiotic notion that you don’t have a right to complain if you don’t vote is so infantile it is sad beyond belief that it’s even a subject that needs to be addressed. In America, you are afforded every right granted you by your creator by the very fact that you won the lottery of the Earth and you are, in fact, an American. The minute any of us claim otherwise, we are no longer America. It’s akin to those who claim we should have compulsory service to the country a la Israel and other nations that demand you “serve” the country for an average of 2 years upon arriving at the legal age. OK, fine, make the argument, just understand you aren’t making an American argument. You’re arguing that America would be better if we engaged in the behaviors identical to China, Russia, Israel, and countless other countries that, quite candidly, are either miserably despotic compared to the USA or, at best, find themselves in situations that America does not and never has. Once again, grow up or have the courage to admit you want to fundamentally change America. While you’re at it, why not demand that everyone attend church at least twice per month? There is, in the end, no difference. Despite our love affair with the Pledge of Allegiance, the beauty of America is that no America MUST pledge their allegiance to the nation, they just are not allowed to commit treason against her…there is a vast difference and if you can’t see that, that’s your problem.

So go out next week and vote. Or don’t. You’re still an American and you still have every right to bitch about whatever you want because you still live in the greatest nation on Earth. For now. Until Trump becomes president. Or Hillary becomes president.

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