YOUR VOTE COUNTS IN THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.
I guess I'm really just voting for him because not voting for Trump is an easier decision. I'm not sure what Bernie's entire plans are or if it even benefits me. However, I do know that I don't want a dictator to rule me, kick out immigrants or refugees, and build a wall to protect themselves.
Maybe you're thinking at this point, vote for no one. Oh my friend, not making a choice is still making a choice. Holocaust and Nobel Peace prize winner, Elie Wiesel once said:
We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must - at that moment - become the center of the universe.”Back to the video, Berner talks about how much more expensive it is to be poor. I couldn't agree more that the system is made that way, which is why it can be so hard for some people to escape. First, he compared how he pays for fresh fruits and veggies for the same price that poverty pay for a lesser quality. Second, he compare cashing a check. He can maintain a bank, so he doesn't get a fee to cash his checks. People in poverty can't, and they have to lose $1+ every time they cash a check. Third, there's wealth to owning a home. In conclusion, poor people pay interest and fees for their financial services, rent a roof, and their wages are inadequate to compensate for all that.
I'm voting for a person who understands this cycle and is willing to turn this system around to help more people. Sure there will be abusers, but pushing them out also means pushing the other half of people who actually need it.