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  1. Well put. I haven’t seen any media (admittedly not been looking too hard) about why we should for FOR rather than why we should vote AGAINST. I love a political conversation to broaden my views (self confessed clearly leaning in 1 direction) but after reading this I’m shamefully aware of how cross I get over discussion of a certain aspect (which I won’t start on here!) and have defo just gone off on one when that was discussed. How are we going to make well informed decisions if we can’t talk (like properly talk and actually discuss)??

    • Sorry for such a late reply! Exactly. I’ve done it too, where you can’t let go of a certain point, but it doesn’t mean that just because you hear someone out you have to change your mind. I think it’s probably good to just be open to it, juuuust in case.

  2. I completely agree with you Tina. I never saw your Facebook post but I wished I had so I could have commented and shared my thoughts too. For me personally, voting FOR Hillary was a no-brainer. She has decades of political knowledge and experience, especially when it comes to economics and foriegn affairs (the two biggies any country faces politically – one mistake can be catastrophic). I would have been a firm Bernie supporter but regardless of who the nominee was going to be, I would always vote Democrat because that’s where my political beliefs lie anyway. I think a lot of people forget that the candidates are merely the face of the country. The person any criticism is directed toward, not the House of Representatives who have a massive impact on what happens to the country. People vote for the party their personal beliefs align to, so although a lot of Republicans voted for Trump, they may not necessarily agree with his beliefs, but their own beliefs remain Republican so it was their only chance of having a Republican President. I wouldn’t not vote for Hillary because I would have preferred Bernie. I would vote Hillary because I want a Democrat President.
    I used to believe everything people said about HRC too – that she is a crook, criminal, defender of rapists. After doing my own digging around online, I found credible sources which denied those allegations and I do believe that HRC would be better after doing my own research.
    After seeing the voter turnout for this election though, I’m pretty ashamed of my fellow millenials who didn’t bother to vote when we have a history of voting blue. Votes do matter (even with the silly electoral college system) and for our future to be determined by the older generations because mine didn’t feel either candidate represented them is appalling. No candidate will ever be perfect but people should still align their beliefs with the most compatible party.

    I really liked this post. It’s nice to be able to have political discussions where it doesn’t resort to name calling and petty insults. The world needs better education on the political system too though, because a lot of people I’ve spoken to think it works with the click of fingers and boom, the world will change.

    • I’m sorry that I didn’t respond earlier. I completely understand where you’re coming from. I agree that people seem to think this one person has charge of an entire country and that’s just not how it works. I’m still in two minds about how it could go, but I think it’s often worth having faith and trying to see the best in any situation.
      I’m glad you felt like you could have an open discussion here, that’s exactly how it should be!
      It is a shame that so many didn’t vote. I do understand why some people choose not to, but for it to be so many seems to either be because of a lack of interest, or lack of knowledge. I’d say it’s more likely the latter.

      The fact that you did your own research makes me respect what you say even more. I don’t think enough people do it and I’m always surprised by how much of what people say and think is just repeated from the news. etc. rather than looking into it.

      I definitely think political discussions should be more open and not taboo. From each comment on here I’m being made to think about the things that I have thought and said on the post and it’s great!

      Thanks for your comment.

  3. I completely agree with you Tina. I never saw your Facebook post but I wished I had so I could have commented and shared my thoughts too. For me personally, voting FOR Hillary was a no-brainer. She has decades of political knowledge and experience, especially when it comes to economics and foriegn affairs (the two biggies any country faces politically – one mistake can be catastrophic). I would have been a firm Bernie supporter but regardless of who the nominee was going to be, I would always vote Democrat because that’s where my political beliefs lie anyway. I think a lot of people forget that the candidates are merely the face of the country. The person any criticism is directed toward, not the House of Representatives who have a massive impact on what happens to the country. People vote for the party their personal beliefs align to, so although a lot of Republicans voted for Trump, they may not necessarily agree with his beliefs, but their own beliefs remain Republican so it was their only chance of having a Republican President. I wouldn’t not vote for Hillary because I would have preferred Bernie. I would vote Hillary because I want a Democrat President.
    I used to believe everything people said about HRC too – that she is a crook, criminal, defender of rapists. After doing my own digging around online, I found credible sources which denied those allegations and I do believe that HRC would be better after doing my own research.
    After seeing the voter turnout for this election though, I’m pretty ashamed of my fellow millenials who didn’t bother to vote when we have a history of voting blue. Votes do matter (even with the silly electoral college system) and for our future to be determined by the older generations because mine didn’t feel either candidate represented them is appalling. No candidate will ever be perfect but people should still align their beliefs with the most compatible party.

    I really liked this post. It’s nice to be able to have political discussions where it doesn’t resort to name calling and petty insults. The world needs better education on the political system too though, because a lot of people I’ve spoken to think it works with the click of fingers and boom, the world will change.

    • I’m sorry that I didn’t respond earlier. I completely understand where you’re coming from. I agree that people seem to think this one person has charge of an entire country and that’s just not how it works. I’m still in two minds about how it could go, but I think it’s often worth having faith and trying to see the best in any situation.
      I’m glad you felt like you could have an open discussion here, that’s exactly how it should be!
      It is a shame that so many didn’t vote. I do understand why some people choose not to, but for it to be so many seems to either be because of a lack of interest, or lack of knowledge. I’d say it’s more likely the latter.

      The fact that you did your own research makes me respect what you say even more. I don’t think enough people do it and I’m always surprised by how much of what people say and think is just repeated from the news. etc. rather than looking into it.

      I definitely think political discussions should be more open and not taboo. From each comment on here I’m being made to think about the things that I have thought and said on the post and it’s great!

      Thanks for your comment.

  4. This was a really well written post Tina, and I agree with some of your points. I certainly didn’t hear a lot about actual policies from Hillary; she was almost constantly on the attack against Trump. Of course the policies that he was vocal about were pretty bonkers. But you’re right, many people were voting Clinton because they didn’t want Trump in office. To them it was the lesser of two evils. I have friends in the US who say that the result isn’t necessarily the worst thing that could happen, because at least it will shake up the establishment and make them realise that traditional politics and assuming the “right” person will win isn’t the way of the world now. People are disgruntled on a global basis, and they’re using their vote to show that. Obviously (in my mind) voting in Trump just to prove a point about how pissed off you are is not the right answer…

    • Sorry for such a late reply! Thank you! I completely agree that it’s not the way to go about voting, but it seems to be becoming the norm. I’m hoping we get told more about policies and less about their personal lives from now on, but it seems doubtful.

  5. Well put. I haven’t seen any media (admittedly not been looking too hard) about why we should for FOR rather than why we should vote AGAINST. I love a political conversation to broaden my views (self confessed clearly leaning in 1 direction) but after reading this I’m shamefully aware of how cross I get over discussion of a certain aspect (which I won’t start on here!) and have defo just gone off on one when that was discussed. How are we going to make well informed decisions if we can’t talk (like properly talk and actually discuss)??

    • Sorry for such a late reply! Exactly. I’ve done it too, where you can’t let go of a certain point, but it doesn’t mean that just because you hear someone out you have to change your mind. I think it’s probably good to just be open to it, juuuust in case.

  6. This was a really well written post Tina, and I agree with some of your points. I certainly didn’t hear a lot about actual policies from Hillary; she was almost constantly on the attack against Trump. Of course the policies that he was vocal about were pretty bonkers. But you’re right, many people were voting Clinton because they didn’t want Trump in office. To them it was the lesser of two evils. I have friends in the US who say that the result isn’t necessarily the worst thing that could happen, because at least it will shake up the establishment and make them realise that traditional politics and assuming the “right” person will win isn’t the way of the world now. People are disgruntled on a global basis, and they’re using their vote to show that. Obviously (in my mind) voting in Trump just to prove a point about how pissed off you are is not the right answer…

    • Sorry for such a late reply! Thank you! I completely agree that it’s not the way to go about voting, but it seems to be becoming the norm. I’m hoping we get told more about policies and less about their personal lives from now on, but it seems doubtful.

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