Bernie Sanders is not the president for me and let me tell you why.
I am years past college age so having a tax on Wall Street to pay for
tuition-free university doesn’t affect me. I’m also not on any form of
Social Security so his plan to raise the salary cap in order to increase
Social Security has no bearing on my life. His criminal justice reform
is an admirable, if not lofty, goal but, as a middle class white female,
I have little to nothing to do with that system.
I like his high
scores on environmental protection but I wont be around in 100 years so
it doesn't affect my life if there are still trees or not. Hell I don’t
even have kids, and my drinking water seems okay today so, again, not a
game changer for me.
I’m self-employed so a minimum wage hike,
family medical leave or strengthening the Unions will not affect my day
to day life either. As far as equal rights, yes thats still a problem
but again, I am a white, middle class woman who won the right to vote
many years ago, and I set my own wages because I run my own business so I
don’t really play a part in that fight either.
No Bernie Sanders is not the President for me.
He is the President for my parents scraping by on social security and
out of control drug prices. He is the President for my nieces and
nephews and friends kids who want to believe in the dream that if you
work really hard you can go to college and contribute great things to
this world. He is the President for our black brothers and sisters who
have somehow been reduced to a less-than people by egregious headlines
and political agendas until when a white person sees a black person
dying in the street they see the color of their skin and not the red of
the blood as it leaves their body. He is the President for the people
working two and three jobs without benefits or fair pay so their slave
masters can buy their third yacht or seventh home. He is also the
President for the Latinos that have been born in America, raised in
America and whose parents have contributed to the fabric of America
through hard work in the same fields that provide our daily food but for
a fraction of what would be considered fair pay or safe work
conditions. He is the President for the gay kid in school getting beat
up because his parents watch news stations that teach hate and division
and make no mistake, kids learn that, and he IS the President for any
person that cares about changing these horrific aspects of our great
country and making this world we live in a better place.
the President for the “We The People” that the Constitution of the
United States was written for, and written about and he IS the President
and he IS the Leader and he IS the Statesmen that the United States of
America needs right now and thats why I am voting for Senator Bernie
He is not the President for ME. He is the President for all of us.