America’s got more choices these days.
Black man or a woman? First woman or first non-political candidate? Who will be the next President of the United States (POTUS)?
It’s easy to get sucked into the media’s rhetoric and we certainly gravitate towards (or away) from the characters we do (or don’t) like. However, let’s not forget what we’re really saying when we cast a ballot. After all, this isn’t exactly a beauty pageant.
The candidate elected into the office of POTUS will become America to the rest of the world, representing our nation’s interests while abroad and at home. No one candidate is ever going to be straight-ticket perfect, always have the best solution, become infallible to what makes us all human, or sadly win everyone’s popularity vote.
Serving in the office of POTUS, their duty to protect and advocate for what’s in the nation’s best interests should take priority over personal gain. As citizens, when did we lose sight of that aspect, too?
At the end of the day, the question remains, what’s really best for ourselves? Not just the ‘immediate’ gratification, but how will the decisions made now impact us years from now? Individually, and as a nation.
Even freedom comes with a price. What the Republican-Democratic debates boil down to are where and how we are willing to take risks. Of national interest are matters such as the economy, illegal immigration, and foreign relations, while as individuals we may be more concerned about how this election impacts our job security and benefits, taxes, and (kids’) education.
The only sure thing about anything is that we’re living in precarious times, and we must strive to achieve a more well-rounded, better balance.
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