One Of The Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Heard

Otis Orchards, Washington
June 8, 2016 12:30pm CST
I heard a man say, in a news interview, that he was voting for Hillary Clinton because his son was due to be born within a few weeks. The man wants to be able to say within his son’s first year the first black man and the first woman served as President of the United States. I have nothing against the first black man or the first woman serving as President. I just think to vote for someone for that reason is dumb. Yes, we will have a woman for President whether it is the upcoming term or some other term, but let’s not vote someone into office just because the person is a woman. Or just because the person is a certain race or has certain religious beliefs. The person elected to run our country should be the person we feel will do the best job. Let’s not be so eager to put someone into office just because of their gender, race or religious beliefs. That should hold true in any election–not just the upcoming one. We should vote the smartest we can and not vote for silly reasons. Do you feel the person you are voting for will do the best job in the office? That is what you need to ask yourself. Not say to yourself, I want that person in office because we have never had a person of that gender, race or religious beliefs in office before. Read the voting pamphlet and study all you can about the candidates and make an informed decision on who will be the best to serve our country. I also believe anyone who is qualified to vote should get out and vote. If you are legally able to register to vote I urge you to register. Over a person’s lifetime there will be more than just the President to vote for or against. Also being a registered voter gives you the right to legally sign petitions to get laws on the ballet to be voted on.
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@JudyEv (136763)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jun 16
I agree completely. No wonder countries get some strange people representing them when idiots vote for these reasons.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
9 Jun 16
Yeah, it can't be all blamed on the candidates.
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@MALUSE (44612)
• Uzbekistan
8 Jun 16
This is a well balanced post. Yet, there are dumber reasons for voting for a certain candidate than the one you've mentioned. The reason is that there are so many dumb people.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
8 Jun 16
Yes, there are quite a few people who aren't the sharpest tool in the shed.
@much2say (40461)
• United States
10 Jun 16
Oh yah, I totally agree! Why place such importance on what happens historically during his son's first year? And what would he say if the outcome ends up not being in his favor?
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
10 Jun 16
It just blows my mind when people say dumb things like I pointed out in this post. Go ahead and vote for Hillary if you want, but please do it because you believe she will serve our country well and not just to put a woman in the office of the presidency.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
10 Jun 16
@much2say This is true, too. And that's a dumb reason as well. If a woman qualifies then there should be no reason a person should not vote for her.
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@skysnap (18040)
8 Jun 16
everyone needs to vote. not voting is not a cool thing.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
8 Jun 16
I fully agree with you. When I was in high school we fought for 18 year olds to have the right to vote. So I feel anyone who is 18 and can legally register to vote should. Then they should vote.
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@paigea (22609)
• Canada
8 Jun 16
Those are silly reasons. I am sure there will be other ways to commemorate his son's first year without doing something silly like that
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
8 Jun 16
I agree with that.
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