I see your king and raise you…
This just in. HRC won the Popular Vote by 1.4 million so far…In California alone, there are still roughly 4 million votes to count. “Lesser of two evils” aside…In an unprecedented campaign, with an unprecedented candidate, the Electoral College still has the chance to vote in an unprecedented fashion. Read the following article to find out why. https://medium.com/@dbrezenoff/unprecedented-why-the-electoral-college-should-stop-donald-trump-24d5df62f8e2#.30t6b3gbt
I understand why Jon Stewart said that not all Trump voters are racists. Your Obamacare premiums went up. You’re afraid who HRC would’ve appointed to the Supreme Court. (though Republicans could’ve allowed a vote on moderate Justice Merrick Garland) And you’re sick of the political elite controlling your lives — or ignoring them. I get it. I’m not even registered with any political party.
However, notwithstanding everything Trump said on the campaign, given that he has appointed two seemingly racist members to his candidate already and thus further empowered the KKK and the American Nazi Party, saying “stop it” to their committing hate crimes and hate speech is not nearly enough. (Yes, there’s a slippery slope here, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t rise to the occasion and balance the Scales of Justice.)
And to those who voted for him — some of whom I love, policy preference and moral high ground can’t substantiate what he and his advisers have in store. (Loose comparisons to Japanese internment camps for Muslims are not a good way to start. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/11/17/japanese-internment-is-precedent-for-national-muslim-registry-prominent-trump-backer-says/)
It benefits him for us to be in fear and at odds with one another. But it doesn’t benefit you and me. We’ve seen this before… http://time.com/4575119/electoral-college-demagogues/ …even if he doesn’t quite approach an imitation of a 20th century fascist dictator. https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/10/21/how-fascist-is-donald-trump-theres-actually-a-formula-for-that/?tid=a_inl&utm_term=.a61ecd639878
Let’s spread the word about this petition to encourage the Electoral College to vote — instead of purely by pledge, but of their consciences. (which I pray are not clouded by hate) https://www.change.org/p/electoral-college-electors-electoral-college-make-hillary-clinton-president-on-december-19
More info on the electoral college here: https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/electors.html
I, for one, don’t want to look at my daughter in 8 years and tell her I didn’t do my part to protect her future. Yeah, I see your king, but am going to raise an ace.