This post is not about Gary Johnson.
I hate to disappoint you, but this post is not really about why I voted for Gary Johnson. By that, I mean I won’t give you a boring list of “Why Gary’s A Great Guy” or “10 Reasons Why The Other Candidates Should Fail.”
Why did I vote for Gary Johnson? Because it was my vote to give.
We are all given this great opportunity to express ourselves politically by being able to vote. Yet, everywhere you turn to, it seems to be a game. “Which side are you on? Are you democrat or republican? Obama or Romney?”
I hate this bipartisan way of thinking. Nothing in politics is black or white. There are millions of shades of gray in between.
Same with people. Everyone has different opinions for how this country should be run. Even people from the same “party” as you will have different opinions on how you do your job, how to invest your money, and how to raise your family.
With that in mind, you should listen to your own opinion. Are you voting for someone just to make sure “the other guy” doesn’t make it in? Or are you voting for someone because you believe in that individual and the future of our country?
Get Out There And Go Vote
Technology has helped our knowledge of political candidates — as well as the widespread advertisements across all social media platforms — for recent elections. If you don’t know who to vote for or where the candidates stand on certain issues, you can just look it up online. Easy! Need to find your polling place? That’s “effing” easy too (Warning: F-Bombs dropped)!
If you honestly dislike all the candidates that are out there, then write in a vote for someone else. If you think you could do the job better, write in your own name!
Otherwise, do some research, listen to your instincts, and vote. Be proud to have a voice, an opinion, a belief; to be an American.
And don’t be afraid to be different if you don’t vote for the “popular” candidates. It’s not a wasted vote if you believe it’s the right choice for you.