I am writing this because of the time capsule effect. I am not trying to beat this thoroughly dead horse. There are some people for whom this will fall on deaf ears. But for those of you still sifting through the rubble of the 2016 Presidential Election, I offer you this picture. This picture is an important reminder of many of the concerns I had in regard to why Hillary Clinton wouldn't be getting my vote—why she was not the lesser of two evils.
The presidential debates define the Overton Window for the political debate season. The Overton Window is the range of issues that are deemed serious in public discourse, and by controling it you can ultimately control the slant of the policies put into law in the next 4 - 8 years, regardless of who wins.
As the years passed, I became increasingly disillusioned with Obama’s changes in policy. But I truly liked him as a person, so I had a really hard time wrapping my head around his actions. It was impossible for me to believe that this good man could have turned 180 degrees on so many things I believed he stood for.
This year, we have seen some of the strangest phenomena in politics in a very long time. From Trump basically inserting his foot in his mouth every time he speaks to Clinton’s gross misappropriation of government emails, it has not been any ordinary election. In fact, it’s a vital election season. We need to make sure to vote our consciences, and not be triangulated by the two corporate parties, their candidates, and the mainstream media; otherwise, we may never get another chance to correct our political system.