Politics is a divisive topic for some people. Normally I steer clear of it in my dealings with clients and readers. Great Green Content is focused on promoting sustainable practices in business, which protect the planet while generating profits. It’s a win-win for everyone.
…about the most important election I’ve seen
However, 2016 is a year in which it would be irresponsible for me to say nothing about the election. I am a citizen who cherishes the right to vote. I am also the mother of an 18-year-old daughter who will be voting this year for the first time. This campaign season, I thought I’d be talking with my daughter about where the candidates stood on various issues, and how she might evaluate them in choosing which candidate is best for the country.
… on behalf of me, my daughter and everyone I know
Ha! That never happened. Early this spring, after listening to Mr. Trump on TV, she kiddingly informed me that she would move to London, England if he won. He was – and is – that utterly appalling. And he has only doubled-down on his appallingness since then.
I’m with her
I will simply share that I have happily voted for Hillary in this election, and I hope you will too. While her support for sustainable business certainly aligns with mine, it’s not the most important reason for my choice. Nor is it just because she’s an extraordinarily qualified woman who I think will do this country proud.
… because words matter
Mr. Trump is not a “normal” Republican candidate. He is not a “normal” human being (narcissistic sociopath come to mind, but I digress.) He strikes me as a clear and present danger to democracy and all that is good and decent about our country. And I cannot remain silent and “hope for the best” in this election.
…and silence might be seen as acceptance
Edmund Burke wrote: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” This is my Edmund Burke moment. America has seen leaders of the Trump variety emerge in other times and places – with devastating consequences. I will not allow the country I love to follow that path without a fight.
Please join me in voting for Hillary in this historic election. It’s that important.