Dearest Children -
Let's talk about elections. By the time you're old enough to read this - this election will have come and went. However, the legacy of the hilarity and horror ensued upon the American public in 2016 has been nothing short of shocking and shameful. (I apologize for the alliteration)
On one hand you have a career opportunist politician. A person that has anointed herself next in line and has rigged the election to back up all of her investors to do just that. She doesn't stand for much at all other than keeping everything kinda the same. And to be honest... the same ain't so bad... but that's not how American works. America likes to move stuff around. It's never good enough. There's always some tribe of warlords over a hill ready to take our stuff or an incoming storm that will blow down all our tress and leave us homeless. Aside from the status quo she doesn't really represent much of anything. She's a woman. She's smart. She' pretty qualified. But all in all she's just a completely vapid tube of a person that has likely lied and connived her entire life to get to this point. But that doesn't make her any different than any other politician - that just means she's under more scrutiny because she's a woman. Ella, I would say that having a woman President means a lot for women... but I doubt it. Hopefully though by the time you are reading this - women are not second class citizens as much as they are now. They are crushed by double standards, less pay for equal work, and continual sexist jokes at their expense and often to their detriment. Girl, when you get older - just be the person you are - men don't make a hill of beans difference to your future. So there you have future President Hillary Clinton - previous first lady, senator, and secretary of state. Like I said - qualified - but about as deep as a puddle and approachable as a switch blade.
On the other hand you have a total monster of a human being. That's it. He's horrible. He may be right on some thing but he's literally a corrupt to the core piece of trash. Hopefully one day you'll be able to tell that about a person - but there is nothing that he does that makes me want to vote for him. Given the choice of the two - I will take the one that doesn't scare me... and that one is Hillary Clinton. Wells, son, Donald Trump is not the kind of man you want to be. For all your Father's faults - and there are man - I at least know who I am. I am a selfish, embellishing, opportunist that has lied, stole, and cheated in my life. I'm not proud of it - and I hope to not do it again - but I at least know who I am. This kind of fraud doesn't realize what a horrible human being he is - deep down to his core.
I've never voted for a Democrat before but we have no choice here. Welcome to America - it's rigged. Oh and by the time you read this a man named Bernie Sanders will have worked his way to a footnote - look him up - he almost made it interesting.
A few bullet points for you to think about
1. The President has little power
2. Historical Presidents were just supposed to be honorary representatives to interact with other countries. After 9/11 executive power was amplified and now they can really mess stuff up.
3. American politics is completely rigged.
4. There is money in politics if you support it from a business standpoint. It's good to be involved politically - you will make connections and friends. It's a good spare use of time. It should not however be your sole use of time.
5. Voting doesn't matter.
6. Don't smoke cigarettes
7. Don't respect authority directly - always question authority - the people in authority are just stupid as anyone else you know. Respect kindness, patience, and loyalty. See those traits in people and respect that.