Well…here we are. After what feels like no less than 12 years of insults and ridiculousness with a little bit of campaigning thrown in once in a while, it’s finally election day in America. That means a lot of things, including that it’s time for us to say that if you’re eligible to vote in this thing, we hope you will. I know a lot of people don’t see the value in voting and that a good number of you probably see even less value in some Canadian guy telling you what to do, but there’s meaning in both.
The value in voting should be obvious. It may not feel like it sometimes, but your vote is your voice. If you don’t use it and things don’t go your way, that’s on you. You won’t always get what you want even if things do, but at least you’ll have done your part to ensure that you live in a place that more or less represents you.
As for me A.K.A. one of those nosy damn foreigners, this election means a lot to us. I’m not sure if you realize this, but your country, more than any other in the entire world, has its hands in literally everything. From trade deals to peace deals to fast food meal deals, if it’s happening, for better or worse you guys are in on it. So this election, while it absolutely is about you, is about so much more. The world as a whole is counting on you to get this right.
So whether getting it right means you’re voting for the rapey orange bigot, the shady lady or some fifth party dude on the fringes that the rest of us have never heard of, please get out and do it. Even if the choice you’re making feels like this,
you won’t be wasting your time.