I started my journey as an independent volunteer in this election about a year ago, 2 years ago I started my research about the candidates of interest, as I learned about Bernie Sanders I made up my mind because he represented the views on the issues and concerns. Even though I was disappointed because he did not keep his promise of taking the fight to the floor of the convention, I did understand in the game of politics he was being threaten, his political career and his life was in danger, we can tell after each meetings with The Clinton Camp and the white house. The only candidate who was telling us the truth about the Establishment and also was a threat to politicians in Capital Hill, in a crooked and broken system of the democratic party it was proving as Wikileaks unveiled those corrupted email we found out that Debbie Wasserman was a crook working for the Clinton camp, even if it means to take Bernie sanders life she would do anything for him not to win.
When Bernie Sanders talked about giving free tuition Hillary Clinton called him crazy even on the debate floor, those of you who are just a fan of Hillary thought the same, when he spoke about raising the minimum wage at $15 an hour Hillary disagree and said she would only agree to raise it at $9 per hour, every politicians talked about helping the middle class, today we dont know what that means because people are getting poor and still losing houses and jobs, Bernie Sanders showed us a plan at the top of his campaign how he would bring back jobs to those on the Bottom, the only candidate in this campaign who have been honest with us, the only one who was truly on our side, like human kind crucified Jesus we turned our backs on him, as we move forward I wonder what will be the excuses, or will you go on complaining when the decision you make may be the one that will bring you future pain.
This Morning as I cast my vote I stayed loyal to the candidate that I believe in and wrote down Bernie sanders on my ballot, the laws in NY State and many other states are still the same just like back in slavery and after slavery in the old south to the bounty hunters for the run away slaves, if the cops think you are the suspect of a crimes they have the authority to shoot and kill, the justice system is still the same and never changed for people of color and Bill Clinton came around and made it even tougher with the 3 strikes you're out with no second chance. Black people have been giving away their votes for granted by voting democrat with no agendas or demands you listen to celebrities and radio hosts like Steve Harvey and Al Sharpton telling you who to vote for, but failed to tell you why. Hillary Clinton to black people is a superstar and the Negros are the Groopies, its easy for Steve Harvey to force you to vote for Hillary because he is filthy rich and will not have to worry about your problems, he does not have to walk your streets he brags about how he has police body guarding his house, he walks around with body guards, his kids do not have to go to those fail schools, so dodging bullets is only on the news for him to see. Al Sharpton said on his radio and tv shows that he don't care about what Bernie Sanders did because it was in the past, he wants to know what he is doing now, but Al Sharpton is still marching for the same struggle that started since slavery which is equal rights, if Sharpton wanted to know what Bernie Sanders was doing at the present moment he would find out since Mr sanders is still in public office as Senator of Vermont, but as one of the cheer leaders for Hillary Clinton Sharpton was encouraging people to vote for her, it is easy for Sharpton to do when he has radio shows, and 2 tv shows, he is selling books so he has enough idiots to support him with no questions ask, the black community being sold but too dumb to see.
I chose not to vote for Donald Trump for one reason and one reason only, the unfortunate event for the central park five prove that he is a hateful person, not only he called for the death of those 5 black young men by reinstate the death penalty in NY State as he financed adds on the NY City buses and subways which cost 100 of thousand of dollars, but he also paid add to published names, home addresses and phone numbers of those young men which is a modern day lynching to them and their families, Donald Trump was never man enough to apologize to those young men, or the black community even though the victim wrote a book and apologize to those young man. He talks about taking the country back and make America great again, but never explained when America was great and for whom, or how far back he will take America, he talks about bringing back law and order, if people of color understand they would know law and order was once when a black person could not look at a white person in the eyes or if you did not comply they would call the cops not only you would be beaten but also arrested and charge of a crime, as a black person I would rather die instead of voting for such candidate. Even though he was not my kind of candidate I have to be fair and honest many of the messages that was coming out his mouth was the simple truth, but could never face the black community and break down how he would help, instead he talks to white audience about the issues of the black community.
I have done my home work about Hillary Clinton, I have enough information and reasons for me not to vote for her, Hillary Clinton have been in office for over 30 years, but we can clearly remember her two terms in the senate and have to ask my self what exactly has she done for the black community, if she wanted to she could help a great deal with police reformed and reducing crimes in the community, but she never even bother to propose one bill on the senate floor that could of helped us, she was secretary of state where she could of bring charges against the police that stay brutalize the black community, as white people stuck together she turned the other way and act like there was nothing wrong, not until Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary as she would have to embrace his vision since he was against police brutality in the black community and called for serious reformed and consequences then Hillary Clinton started to speak about police brutality. Even though she speaks about police brutality in the black community she always compliment the police for doing a great job, which is reverse psychology of supporting their crimes, she laughed and said there's no way of providing free education and she would not support Minimum wage at $15 as she took the black vote for granted and has never answer questions nor has she break down the plans on how she is willing to improve the situation in the black community, the laws are broken and will continue to violate black lives she has never tell black people how she is willing to make the proper changes, but than again I have to blame black folks for being a cheer leader and not asking questions. Everyone else including the president of the United Sates and the first lady is campaigning for Hillary Clinton, Celebrities and A List stars are every where performing, this election has turn into a fashion show and a fund raiser, if Hillary Clinton is not strong enough as a candidate to campaign on her own how will she run the country as a president, or are all those people will be making decisions when she is president? only time will tell on the first 100 days and the first term where the black community fits in her policies.
During this election year we should not have any excuses for voting, because we had more than enough time to research as every piece of information has been available to us regarding each candidates, we have sit around and listen to celebrities , Radio media and Tv about who to vote for, but failed to educate us about the process of voting, they keep on telling us vote democrat and let our voice be heard, but have never told us what to say in order for the candidates to hear us out. By listening to those people telling us who to vote for is like open up our door and allow someone else to run our house hold but the way they will run it will not benefit us. You have to make smart decision in order to secure the future ahead, but the decision you make can also be the biggest regret in your life. Black people have been voting democrat but have never gotten anything in return,a system that is broken you have never demand any change of policies, you have been voting with no demands and agendas, the so call black leaders have no agendas that benefit the black community, the last time black people had any agendas for voting was when MLK sat with president Johnson for the civil rights act, majority of black people do not understand the process of voting from delegates, super-delegates and electoral vote to popular vote. Those people who are telling you to vote fail to tell you the most important vote is for your senate, congress, supreme court justice, judges, and councils which are on each ballot, many of you have no idea who they are so you bypass that and just pick the name they tell you to pick, but not knowing no matter who is the president, they may not be able to address your issues if there is not a house or a senate floor that is willing to work side by side with him or her, if your council person cannot stand up for you and with you in times of needs whether bringing programs or funding in your community, when you cry out there will not be any improvement in your community.
Bill Clinton said to his camp when Hillary was running against Barack that "back in the days Obama is the guy they would send out for coffee" Hillary Clinton came close by calling Barack Obama the N word when she was losing the campaign in 2012, she said he was just a community activist who had no experience, just a boy from the community, but as usual black people are quick to forget. The people you elect in public office are the people you allow to make decisions in your life, if you are going to listen to those celebrities about who to vote for, when your concerns are not address by that candidate you should take them to court because they had no right to influence your decision, nor make decision for you, as today November 8, 2016 is election day , I said get out and exercise your right to vote as long as you have a reason or a candidate that you believe in, when you make that decision you have to ask your self 4 years from now where will you be, if this decision a decision you will regret as time is getting closer you will realize you are the one who is destroying your future which will create more struggle for your kids. Today as I volunteer and cast my vote and choose my candidate I wrote down Bernie Sanders on the side of my ballot, which every ballot as the option to write the name of the candidate that you want to choose, but may not be in the running. Because there is a constitution that protects my voting rights, I know I have a chance of turning this election the way I sit fit, a mind is a terrible thing to waste, the more you are ignorant to politics, the more you cannot see the future of your rights being taken from you.