Waking Up to Trump

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You should be scared. America, one of the world’s leading powers elected a racist, sexist, homophobic man to be our leader yesterday. I have never been so fearful for our country.

I am too young to remember all of 9/11. I remember that it was scary, I remember that we left school early, and I remember my mom crying. Today will be a day I never forget. I will never forget last night watching the polls come in. I will never forget waking up and remembering last night and the impact that will have on the rest of my life. I will never forget reading that my 8 year old cousin is afraid of the president elect. I will never forget fearing that my future children could grow up in a world that is the complete opposite of what I’ve envisioned for them my whole life.

I was hopeful that my future daughters would know that a woman can do anything. I am now so, so fearful that my future daughters will grow up thinking that it is okay for a man to say “grab her in the pussy” and for my future sons to think that saying such things is okay. Yes, I can teach them better, but I cannot control what they hear beyond the doors of my future home.

I am scared to be a woman. I will pray every time I walk out the door. A man who is on trial for rape can be our leader, how is that not perpetuating the rape culture? As if I wasn’t scared enough before. One in four college women is sexually assaulted, and the president has so many allegations against him, but that’s okay because at least he didn’t use a private email server. Imagine being a woman who was assaulted by him, she has to face the fact that he is the leader of the “free” world.

Don’t even get me started on the way he treats minorities. You cannot ban a religion. This country was based on the freedom of religion, that is why people came here. You cannot take that away. The fact that a person won who wants to do that is disgusting and repulsive. He makes fun of people with disabilities, how can you excuse that? America was made to be a safe haven for the world, and he is taking the away from us and the world.

I will pray for the future of this country, but I will also pray that I can find some temporary work outside of these borders. I don’t think I can live in a place that is filled with so much hate for minorities. I’m going to pray more and more every day of my life until there is hope restored in my heart and love replaces all the hate that he perpetuates. I will pray and go to church everyday if I have to, I hope that God can work through me to make all of this hate love, because frankly I feel sick by this country.

This is a very sad day for America. I hope that if you voted for Trump, you can tell your daughters why. I hope you can explain to every woman in this country why he is okay for us, what he will do for women, the answer is NOTHING.

Trump doesn’t give a shit about anyone except himself. He wants to stop immigration and his wife is an immigrant, will he deport her? No. Just the Muslims because they’re a “threat” when really they believe in peace. They are the extremists. If you are basing your ideas of Islam off of the extremists, please base your vision of Christianity on the Westboro Baptist Church and the KKK, who by the way endorse the president elect.

So enjoy America. These are the unfortunate choices that were made by the electoral college (what a joke) and not by the people. Good luck, and I’m going to find somewhere else to go. This was not my choice. I do not accept him as my president.

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Places to Move After the Elections

Well, right now, our choices aren’t looking too good for the 2016 Presidential race. Donald Trump is in the lead for the Republicans, and if you aren’t an upper class, white, man, why on earth would you vote for him? ¬†Also, if you are an upper class, white, man, why would you vote for him? He’s crazy, racist, misogynistic, and creepy. Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are nearly neck and neck, but how many college students are actually going to go out and vote? Therefore, Clinton will most likely win the Democratic Primary is my prediction. Now, I know most of you are probably college students and a lot of college student love Bernie Sanders, now if you do, and you’re mad at me for saying this, go vote in the primaries. People older than college students are not going to vote for a socialist, realistically, so if you feel strongly, vote.

Personally, I am not really feeling any type of draw towards any one candidate, or multiple candidates, I feel like no one is saying anything very productive. All I ever hear about is how crazy Trump is. So if he wins, or I’m not happy with the choice, I will most likely ¬†move to another country.

These are the options that I find the best places to live if we end up in the worst country after the elections in the fall:

  1. Canada. While it’s cold, they have good health care.
  2. Iceland. 120 days for paternity leave which America doesn’t have any type of paternity leave.
  3. Sweden. They’ll give 56 weeks of paid Maternity leave.
  4. Ireland. Well I was just there and it’s pretty.
  5. Australia. It just seems nice there, but I’ve heard they have some issues, but I guess all countries do.
  6. Austria. Forbes.com ranks it as having the number one city in the world.
  7. Denmark. IBTimes.co.uk ranks this as the number one country in the world, based on corruption, and in this case, the lack thereof. Therefore, if Trump wins, this is where you want to go.
  8. France. If you are unemployed, they have the best benefits.
  9. Germany. If you are a college student from anywhere in the world, you can go to school for free!
  10. Switzerland. They’re always just minding their own business, maybe we should take a page from their book!

When it comes down to it, yes America is great, but with these political candidates I believe that we need some better ideas asap or we will be forced to find a home somewhere else in the world in order to live a better life. Well I mostly think that if Trump wins, but really I think it might end up being the same way for a lot of candidates. The best America has to offer needs some improvement, don’t forget to vote!

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