I’ve never gotten political on my blog, but today I am.
This will most likely be the one and only time I post about a specific politician, unless this politician ends up winning the presidency. Then I might write a second post where I write IN CAPS AND EXCLAMATION POINTS AND HEARTS.
However, I’m feeling the Bern, as I believe Bernie Sanders is one of the most honest, hard-working and intelligent presidential candidates America’s had in a long time, and I want to share only just a few reasons as to why I’m voting for him.
1.) Bernie believes that black lives matter.
2.) Bernie was a civil rights activist and organizer in his youth and participated in the 1963 March on Washington.
3.) When asked about Islamphobia in America by a young Muslim woman, Bernie asked her to come down to the stage, hugged her and responded with “I will do everything I can to rid this country of the ugly stain of racism that has existed here for far too many years.”
4.) Bernie believes in police cameras and demilitarizing and diversifying police forces.
5.) Bernie believes in restoring the Voting Rights Act.
6.) Bernie wants to make public universities tuition-free by imposing a Wall Street tax.
7.) Bernie believes in automatically registering all Americans to vote once they turn the age of 18.
8.) Bernie wants a single-payer, universal health care system.
9.) Bernie “filibustered” for eight-and-half hours against Bush-era tax cuts, specifically the provisions that benefited high-income earners.
10.) In 2015, Bernie introduced a bill to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 an hour by 2020.
11.) Bernie wants to invest $1 trillion in fixing our crumbling roads, public transit and waste plants which will provide jobs to Americans, particularly veterans.
12.) Bernie wants to reverse NAFTA and bring jobs back to America.
13.) Bernie believes men and women should be paid equally.
14.) Bernie wants to expand funding to Planned Parenthood.
15.) Bernie believes that every employee should have 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave, two weeks of paid vacation and seven days of paid sick days.
16.) Bernie does not ask for money from billionaires or Wall Street. He even donated his check from notoriously douchey pharmaceutical CEO, Martin Shkreli, to an HIV clinic.
17.) Because Bernie flies coach.
18.) Bernie wants to break up big banks and end the practice of paying out big bonuses to CEOs. He also wants to reenact Glass-Steagall, a 1933 act that separated risky trading from conventional banking.
19.) Bernie has been a supporter of gay rights for decades.
20.) Because Bernie says things like this:
21.) Bernie opposed the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
22.) Bernie was instrumental in pushing 2014 legislation that added billions of additional dollars to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. He also believes in supporting our veterans by offering them excellent health care and getting their benefits to them quickly.
23.) Bernie believes in the Iran Deal because:
25.) Bernie believes in treating immigrants fairly and humanely, while creating a respectful system of legalization; he promises to use executive order if Congress prevents him from doing so.
And on the fun side, he looks like Doc Brown, he was mayor of one of the most hippie cities in America, Burlington, Vermont, and he released a folk album.