I did not vote for Trump OR Clinton; HERE'S WHY

Donald Trump will be our new president come January 2017. 
We still have not made it to Thanksgiving, and already there are protestors, Clinton supporters who are doing everything BUT support our future president. 
*scratches head* WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?
When it came time to vote on that crisp and chilly November morning, I had NOT had my coffee, I was shivering in my pajamas, but I went (mostly, because my wonderful husband tricked me by promising me Burger King afterwards). I got my blank ballots and worked my way up to the half-enclosed cubicle. 
Ever walk into class, 100% prepared for that day's exam that you studied your ass of the night before, cramming all that useless knowledge into your noggin? 
Not having a pencil marked my loss of confidence in who I was going to finally vote for.  I was legitimately nervous. My hubby gave me an email that I was frantically trying to pull up on my phone since (for whatever goddamn reason) there was ZERO WI-FI. 
I took a deep, deep breath in. 

In short, I did not cast my vote for either popular candidate. Why, you make ask? Well, I'll tell ya. I have never voted for who was the obvious, most popular, devious prom queen elite. And by voting for Hilary Rodham Clinton, I would have done just that. Women, in general, are manipulative, myself included. We cry, and men come running to make the tears disappear. Hilary did not just stop there. Regardless of whether or not any of the rumors circulating the internet are true, it was bluntly obvious that Clinton was already popular, and being a previous FLOTUS, she had high ranks. How can she relate, or even care to help those of us who are struggling? I do not care about the battle of the sexes. All I have ever heard or read from Clinton supporters was that "now, is FINALLY the time that women can rise." 



Just because we are not yet ready for a "female president" does not mean that. 
However, I would much rather have voted for a candidate who made it very clear, that as the Constitution states, "We are the People..." WE. 


Until we are ready to finally treat all Americans equally, THERE IS NO WAY WE CAN EVER BE CONSIDERED A UNITED PEOPLE OF AMERICA. 

That being said, America could still learn a thing or two from other countries. While we still falsely pride ourselves in being FREE, we are very much in DEBT, and we still have many who live in poverty. Ever hear the phrase, "If you can't financially support yourself first, how can you financially support your friends?" Thanks to Obama, we as a country have not been following. We need to start here at home. 

Too many people in power, have little faith in helping others. 

That is why, I decided to write in Bernie Sanders. 

I knew he was not going to win. 

Our nation, unfortunately, does not think that way. 

We do not vote for who will ACTUALLY HELP US.

We vote for who was the lesser of two evils. 

We vote the same way we voted in high school for the Prom Court. 
We vote the same way we voted for Class President. 

Politics is developing a new meaning to the word. 


Thank you for reading,

Amanda B. Hansen

Amanda Hansen

Amanda B Hansen is a writer & poet who currently resides in Omaha, NE. 
She is a recent graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She holds a Bachelor's in General Studies. Her certifications include English, Music, & Creative Writing. 

Amanda currently splits her time being a full-time Customer Service Adviser at her local Walgreen's, and being an Editor/Social Media/Writing Contributor for Fine Lines Journal in Omaha.