We do want to see change. We do want to make history. We want to show that we are a progressive and awesome country. We are America, after all. But is Hillary Clinton really our answer? Is she the knight in ugly pantsuit that is going to save the day? If you listen to some, she is the second coming of Christ. If you listen to others, she is a criminal. You also get the media coverage of just how awful her stylist is, which is something that shows how truly un-progressive and sexist some of our media actually is. Hit her on whether she is a criminal or a liar and not because that one blue outfit made her look like the Cookie Monster. This is politics, not an episode of “What Not to Wear”. /end rant.
Now, back to the original topic. Do I think that Hillary Clinton is a criminal? Without a doubt in my mind. While Trump may be a man of little morals or ethics, that is not unlike any other politician out there. However morally bankrupt he is, he is not a criminal. Hillary Clinton is. I’m not some dumb Republican zombie that is blind and only listens to Fox News, though I do admit a fondness for Shep Smith. I’m a logical person that sees facts. If you look at those, you clearly know that she did something illegal. And you clearly know that she is going to get away with it.
Why is she going to get away with it? Is it because she has the Clinton name and people love a dynasty? No. It’s because the Democratic party is so desperate to be the first party to seat a female president to solidify them as the equal rights and progressive party that they are willing to sweep this very big issue under the Oval Office’s carpet. They already proved a willingness to rig the election to put her on the ticket over a more qualified old white man, why wouldn’t they just smear the Republican party for making a mountain over emails?
What’s scary is that their willingness to talk away the severity of this issue means that it will happen again. Only next time, she could be president with a much higher level of security when she does. And then she could be very easily hacked, and all of our most delicate state secrets will be released. This is a big issue and the fact that so many people are so blinded by party loyalty or the prospect of the first female president that they are ignoring what all of this actually means. I say this as a person who voted for President Obama in the last election.
Is she really the best we can do? If you wanted to put a female up there, is that really the best we have to offer? I can’t do it. I cannot bring myself to vote for her because it’s wrong. It’s wrong to willingly vote for a criminal and that pains me because there is the implications of having a prospective 3 seats coming up in the next few years and I don’t want to see a reversal of legalizing gay marriage. I don’t want to see a reversal of Roe Vs. Wade. And most importantly, I want to see the transgender community get the equality they deserve and I worry that won’t happen with a Republican in office. I worry this progress all goes away, and that makes me sad. Because I cannot vote for Hillary. I just can’t do it. She is just as likely to be swayed with money as Trump is. She is just as malleable when it comes to her ideas. But she did something very wrong, and she needs to be held accountable for this. Even if the FBI releases some sham of a statement on how not knowing you did something wrong is a viable defense. Keep that in mind next time you do something illegal and see how far that gets you without the backing of some very important people.