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Are you mad about the president?

That’s ok. Feel your anger. Then grow up and deal with it. Just being mad isn’t going to change anything. #notmypresident isn’t going to change anything. It just shows how immature most adults in our country are.

Be better than the people who said the same things about Obama. Be a better society. We aren’t going to change anything by being stubborn children.

If you want something to really be mad about, be mad at the way our voting system works. Hilary Clinton received 60,467,601 votes, Donald Trump received 60,072,551. Clinton received 228 electoral votes, Trump received 290. Those are the facts. Be mad about the fact that we have Congressional members who have been serving since the 1960’s, the 1970’s, the 1980’s, and the 1990’s. John Conyers, House, Democrat, Michigan, has been in office since 1965. Thad Cochran, House and Senate, Republican, Mississippi, House from 1973-1978, Senate since 1978. These are the two people still in office who have been there the longest. There are more. No one should be in power for that amount of time.

Now, don’t just be mad, do something mature about it. Don’t just protest and think that’s going to work. It really doesn’t anymore. The best thing to do is educate yourself and then go out and vote.

Next year, on Tuesday November 7th, go vote in your town elections. Start doing your research now. Find out whose in charge, what they’ve done, and what they plan to do. Then find out who wants to replace them. Find out what they’ve done to help your town from where they are, and what they plan to do. Make an educated decision. This is personal to only the people in your area. You need to make sure that you voted for a leader who will do what they can to help, not only you, but everyone be better.

In two years, on Tuesday November 6th, go vote in your state elections. Again, start doing your research now. Find out whose in charge, what they’ve done, and what they plan to do. Then find out who wants to replace them. Find out what they’ve done to help your town and state from where they are, and what they plan to do. Make an educated decision. This is on a personal and national level. You need to make sure that you voted for a leader who will do what they can to help, not only you, but everyone be better. You need to make sure you vote for a leader who will make sure your state is heard.

In three years, on Tuesday November 5th, go vote in your town elections. Start doing your research now. Find out whose in charge, what they’ve done, and what they plan to do. Then find out who wants to replace them. Find out what they’ve done to help your town from where they are, and what they plan to do. Make an educated decision. This is personal to only the people in your area. You need to make sure that you voted for a leader who well do what they can to help, not only you, but everyone be better. This is so important.

And finally, in three years, on Tuesday November 3rd, go vote in your state elections. Make sure you do that first. Who is in our Congress is way more important than who your president is. Congress makes most of the decisions. Then, if, and only if, you’ve had time to do your research, vote for the president. Do your own research. Find out what the current president has done(if they are running again) and what they want to do. Then find out whose running against them and what they’ve done for this country already and what they plan to do.

The most important thing is to make sure you do your own research. Don’t trust Facebook and major new sites for everything. Go to rallies, meet the people who want to represent you if you get the chance, ask the questions of them. If you can’t do that, then do your research online. Be aware of biased reporting. Don’t go off what everyone is sharing on Facebook.

Another important thing is don’t vote if you can’t defend your candidate with facts. If all you can say to defend your choice is “I read this one thing on Facebook,” don’t vote. If all of your defense is fall in “well, my friend told me this,’ don’t vote. The only time you should vote is if you know what your voting for. Voting is very important, but voting with the knowledge to back it up is crucial. Our country needs informed voters. Our country needs us to know what we’re doing.

So as soon as the information is available, start doing your research. This country can be a better place of everyone, we just need to work together. Don’t get worked up and rebellious just because you don’t like Trump, it’s too late to change that. We just need to make sure we let our Congressmen know what we expect from them while they are working WITH Trump, and after. We need to stay a united country, otherwise we will fall apart.

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any political party. I may have my opinions, but they do not affect what I am trying to say here. Regardless of political views, this is relevant to everyone.

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