Idon’t know about you, but I’m exhausted. I’m tired of debates, Twitter, the media, and this election. I will turn 35 on Election Day...

Idon’t know about you, but I’m exhausted. I’m tired of debates, Twitter, the media, and this election. I will turn 35 on Election Day this year. In the past I have worked the polls, happily handing out information to those seeking it and enjoying being a part of our democracy. I will not be doing that this year. I will go and cast my vote hoping that there will not be any ugliness at the polls. I will go holding my breath, that I will not see any of the behavior that has been so prevalent over the past six months. I will go and stare straight ahead, so that

I will not see people that I know and like, campaigning for someone that I can’t believe is even on the ballot. I will go, but with severe reservations.

I don’t know what we have become, but it’s not pretty. There is a man running for president who openly discusses sexually assaulting women, who praises Vladimir Putin, who can’t control his temper, and who is on Twitter every hour of the day blasting this, that, and the other. This man, who is running for president, hates when he is pushed to answer questions and instead becomes angry and threatens to sue the press for doing their job. This is far more than scary, because those who support him support him no matter what. It does not matter what this man does, they will still support him.

There are some that are torn, old school conservatives who still have some sense and see the debacle for what it is, or they are starting to. I have heard my grandfather getting so distraught over what we have become, the language used, the topics discussed, and how it all plays out in the media for us to hear, including our children. I have pushed mute more times than I can count in the last few weeks because of this election coverage. When you have Trump continuing to spew hateful, vile language and it gets covered consistently, I can’t even deal with it anymore.

Where has the grace and tradition of our political system gone? I’ll tell you where, down the toilet at Trump Tower. I understand the argument that you want someone who is “not a politician” in office. I get it, I understand, I think all Americans are fed up with our politicians in Washington causing gridlock and not willing to work “across the aisle,” because that is their ONLY job. Yes, our state representatives suck (for lack of a better word). But, WE have elected these people, and we continue to.

Go check on your representative and see how many bills they have introduced in the last 10 years, see where they have worked with others on getting legislation that benefits you passed. People all over the United States need to do this, but we don’t. Congress gets a sweet deal; they get paid very well for not a lot of work. We are essentially paying them to act like toddlers. It stinks.

Back to the problem at hand, I think that we need to clean house, but the person representing our country, the person leading our country, needs to know what the heck is going on. We need a politician to be our president. I want someone who knows the ins and outs of our constitution (our current president taught constitutional law, that’s a huge plus), someone who understands working well with others, someone who can relate to the common American.

Trump can in no way relate to the common American; he admittedly doesn’t pay taxes, he admittedly has no self control around women (poor Melania), and the only contact with regular Americans he has is when he passes them working in one of his buildings. Its craziness folks!

He runs his campaign on fear and hate. He reaches out and somehow touches the deepest, darkest, sickest parts of the human psyche. He is a bad man, and people want him to be president, and it makes me very, very frightened for my children’s future. I know this election is tough, and choices are not so hot, but the best choice will always be anyone but him.

Go out on my birthday and give me the best gift. Don’t vote for Donald Trump.