According to the News yesterday, this election is unprecendented for how many registered voters don’t like or want either candidate. Most people I know talk about moving out of the country if Trump is elected, but what I find encouraging (and discouraging) is that people realize how corrupt Hilary Clinton is. I used to love the Clintons, but a few years ago when my wife started studying at depth for her Global Health initiatives, we were both surprised to learn how corrupt Bill and Hilary Clinton are. Over time, it grew where I didn’t want her to be president at all, as it would make us not much different than those third world countries with corrupt leaders. But still Clinton is better than Trump, who is equallty as corrupt and a Hitler Mini-Me to boot. But change — long-term change — can’t happen without recognition, so although I am horribly worried about the next four years (at least), and least Americans are savvy enough to see Clintons as corrupt. So maybe this is another step closer to change.
This election as much as any reminds me of how important it is for kids to read 1984 and Animal Farm, as well as All The President’s Men. We can’t take domestic Liberty for granted, even in America.