Politics never interested me. A bunch of liars, saying what they need to complete their hidden agenda. In the past I’d simply say that I do not affiliate myself with either party, republican or democrat, simply because I wasn’t educated enough to answer any follow up questions as to why. I’ve been guilty of going to vote, looking at the line and thinking, “It’s not like my vote is going to matter anyway…”
Enter Bernie Sanders.
I share a lot of other people’s opinions regarding presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, but have never sat down to share my own. In my day-to-day life I’m a vocal supporter. I’ve contributed to his campaign; I have a sign with his name on it in my yard, a bumper sticker on my mini-van and a lot of talk… to anyone who’s interested enough to ask, listen or simply just be within earshot.
He has consistently held elected office, in almost every level of government, for over 30 years; currently he has the highest approval rating of any U.S. senator. I’m not sure when I first heard about Bernie, but before I knew it I was looking up his policies in my free time and possibly annoying – more than a few people – on social media, trying to spread the word on this guy.
Simply stated, Bernie Sanders makes thinking about the future exciting. As a middle class, American citizen with a young child- I wholeheartedly believe that he is the only candidate running for President that has the intentions and the passion to make changes that would affect my life for the better.
Bernie Sanders acknowledges issues that I’m personally concerned with. He’s is not afraid to stand up to the corruption and greed this country, particularly our government, has wedged our nation into. Bernie Sanders will be a president for the people…. that’s us, you and me [assuming wealthy billionaires are not regularly visiting Properly Ridiculous].
The campaign itself has been referred to as a Grassroots Campaign; the words movement and revolution are even sprinkled into context now and then. Typically speaking, other candidates reap the massive monetary benefits of [and owe massive favors to] big business, wall street and the other 1%. Bernie is a guy who refuses to accept any money from big business, running his [extremely successful] campaign with donations from your everyday American.
Over 41 Million Dollars has been raised, $230,000 per day since he announce his candidacy. Majority of that money, 77% to be exact, were contributions under $200.00 – like my own. By the end of September 2015 over 650,000 people contributed to the Feel The Bern movement. Who does that make Bernie Sanders indebted to?
The American people – his priority all along.
He’s been stewing on this for some time, having a consistent message for 4 decades. In 1974 he was quoted saying, “A handful of banks and billionaires control the economic and political life of America. … America is becoming less and less of a democracy and more and more of an oligarchy.”
Ben is a person; Jerry is a person; Ben & Jerry’s is not a person. -Bernie Sanders
There has been a lot of talk surrounding it being the younger generations turn to start having our voices heard. While I agree 100% [that the old Republicans are getting out numbered and I enjoy every second of it] – this is the American people’s time! All of us. All I’m asking is that if you feel the same way, go out and vote.
I’m not Seth Macfarland, Bill Maher, Sarah Silverman, Dave Matthews, Will Ferrell or the Red Hot Chili Peppers – I’m a 31 year old writer/waitress from Wisconsin – but we all Feel The Bern. We all want progressive change and yeah, I’m going to say it, I want a damn revolution!