One of the things that I will always remember about the 2016 presidential election was not the pain I felt when Hillary lost to Trump, but the amount of opinions that were flying everywhere. And, some of those opinions were not about the election, but of those who voted for Trump over Hillary.
I am a registered Democrat, and most of the time, I tend to agree with the Democrat side of things. I believe that women should have a choice of whether or not they want to keep their child. I believe that healthcare should be a right, not a privilege that is out of reach for so many. I also believe that both men and women should be paid the same, because they are doing the same job the same way with the same qualifications.
However, there is one thing that I do not agree. The amount of people who are insulting the other side. It really bothers me to no end that some liberals jump on those who tend to agree with conservatives.
I mean, come on. We live in America. We have freedom of speech here. So, why do we attack those when we use it? And, better yet, why are we now jumping on those who we do not agree with?
Makes zero sense to me, and I know nothing about politics.
A few months ago, I had a discussion with a friend who without a doubt is liberal. We were talking about the upcoming Connecticut primary. We were talking about the election, and I told them I supported one candidate over another.
My friend’s response: Why would you vote for them?
Well, I’m sorry that I thought that they were based on the opinion that I have. I am an adult who has the right to vote. If I think that someone is better suited, and they happen to be a different party, I think it’s okay to vote for them. I’m educated, and I like to think I’m an intelligent human being. Therefore, I do my research on the candidates that are running, and vote for who I think who is best.
And, with that being said, over the years I have voted Democrat. I even helped out on a Democratic campaign.
But, I still need to think we need to change our political rhetoric. Just because someone votes conservative does not mean they are dumb. It doesn’t mean they hate women, or that they are bad people. Therefore, we need to stop bashing people for having an opinion, because we all have them. And, they are different.
And, you know what?
I think that’s perfectly okay.
So, instead of insulting everyone for having an opinion, let’s encourage them. After all, at the end of the day, we just want people to vote. It shouldn’t be our business as to who we’ve chosen.