Damned If We Do, Damned If We Don’t- The 2016 Presidential Election

With the 2016 Presidential election coming up, I think we are all a little nervous.

It feels like the future of our country is hanging in the balance.

Every election has felt like that, at least since I’ve been voting, but this one feels more contentious.

I will not reveal who I am voting for, but I feel like neither of the presumptive nominees is really the best choice for our country.

Donald Trump is an ego maniac who speaks without thinking, indirectly encourages his supporters to be openly hostile to women and minorities and has built his campaign on keeping Mexicans and Muslims fleeing the violence in the Middle East out of this country. He has also gone bankrupt several times.

On a personal note, he also not spoke out against the anti-Semitic images and language used by his supporters. His eldest daughter, Ivanka, converted to Judaism when she married her husband is raising her children as Jews. That does not sit well with me.

Hillary Clinton is the former first lady who has worked her way up the political chain. This is the second time she has ran for President. While her presence in this race represents how far American women have come from where we were only a few decades ago, I will admit that I still question some of her choices. The whole thing about Benghazi aside, what I still question is the email scandal.

We all know that our emails are not 100% hacker safe. The problem is that she used personal email, which I’m sure had a certain level of security. However, given her position and the information she had access to, it was not the best choice to use a personal email instead of her work email.

Damned if we do, damned if we don’t.

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