As a self proclaimed news junkie, I have to admit that I’m tracking the news pretty much 24/7. Whether it’s in the form of my New York Times and Wall Street Journal apps on my phone, the old fashioned newspaper, or the good ole broadcast, I’m constantly refreshing, reading, or listening.
Listening for the information I need so that I’m aware of events taking place in the world we live in. I think one of the most important attributes we can hold onto is awareness, and that’s why I try my hardest to read up on the news every day to find out What’s the Haps.
And that’s why I’m writing this blog in the first place. This will serve as an output for my reaction to the top current events that are circulating in the news right now.
To start things off, I have to touch on the election of course– THE most talked about news story for at least 4 months now. With election day being only one day away, things are coming down to the wire.
Candidates’ ads are constantly interrupting my favorite TV series and new scandals involving the presidential nominees appear in the top headlines everyday.
It’s never ending. And I’ve got to be honest, I’m glad that all of this will finally be over on Nov. 8.
…But will it really be over?
If you’ve been listening to the news lately, then you may have heard that Donald Trump has claimed that he will only accept the results of the election IF he wins.
Now, I don’t know about you, but this doesn’t sound like things will just come to a standstill after the results are announced tomorrow. This scares me.
Additionally, former congressman Joe Walsh from Illinois tweeted, “On November 8th, I’m voting for Trump. On November 9th, if Trump loses, I’m grabbing my musket. You in?”
It doesn’t matter if you’re a Democrat or a Republican. This, this right here should scare you. The fact that our country has become so divided that conflict would ensue over our leader who has been chosen through our truly American democratic process makes me feel so ashamed.
I can’t express enough how important it is for our country to remain united. With some tough issues facing our nation, it’s crucial for us as Americans, regardless of race, religion, political preferences, or age, to stand together.
As I wrap up my first blog post of the year, I’ll leave you with some final pieces of advice.
Be aware and be informed.
And please go vote!! If you can’t vote on Tuesday because of your age, be involved. Even if you’re not interested in politics. It’s so much more than that. This is your future. Don’t you want to have a say in what that looks like?