I was a Bernie gal myself, and I want to vote for Jill Stein in the upcoming election.
Emily Coulter

I think that’s awesome, Emily. I think that is the right reason to vote for someone. Especially if you have the luxury to do so — you know, you don’t need to feel responsible for others. Me, I can’t sleep at night worrying about what a Trump presidency might do to — say — Mexican American children. Or Muslim families. I worry about white supremecy. I am kept up nights imagining the impact on the environment if a conservative is put again on the Supreme court and the republican administration lifts all environmental regulations, thus giving no incentive to cut coal. Fossil fuels will run out in 50 years but it won’t matter by then because the planet will have warmed probably another 2 degrees. The extinction rate is 1000 times the normal rate. I worry about the animals endangered right now and those who will be endangered in the near future. I kind of wish I had the luxury not to care like you and Jill Stein, though. That would be kind of freeing, to be that sort of self-involved. I do respect your choice. I wish that I didn’t spend my nights in a panic about the future. My daughter is 18 years old and I’d like her to be able to have kids and live in a safer world. But I’m afraid you can’t change people. You can’t make them do what they don’t want to do. So strap yourself in and prepare for a Trump presidency. I’m sure that you will find a way to justify your vote the same way the Nader voters were able to sleep at night after what happened to our country and the world for eight straight years. Good luck.

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