If Sanders happens to make his way to your town, I implore you to see him speak. Even if you are a die-hard Republican, see him. You will learn: He doesn't want to create a big government; he doesn't want to take your guns away; he doesn't want to give handouts to the poor.
He does, however, want your children to have a college education without being in debt for the rest of their lives for it. He wants to see that all people, regardless of race, gender, or belief, to have the same opportunities to succeed. He wants to improve infrastructure, creating many good-paying jobs. He wants to see the minimum wage set to a point where no one working full time lives in poverty. He wants prisons reserved for violent offenders. He wants to force corporations out of the government. He wants the rich to be held accountable just as much as the poor (unable to buy their way out of repercussion). He wants the American dream to be within every citizen's grasp, not just the privileged or those who happen to get lucky breaks. He wants the people to stand together for what is fair and right.
Take a look at the alternatives:
Trump (The Private Sector)
The middle class shrinks to nothing; everything, including police protection, firefighters, and public works, becomes a for-profit business; those who cannot pay all the high prices for services and deductibles flounder. The rich serve the rich. The poor slip into a special kind of hell with no way out. There is no American dream. There is no rising above circumstance. There is no help. It is every man for himself.
Corporate owns all business, all government, all religious institutions, all of humanity. Red tape complicates everything. Compartmentalized job specs make it difficult to get anything meaningful done. The world becomes one giant polo shirt. Everyone becomes a disposable cog in the corporate machine, working for little pay and with no way of improving their lives—because what Corporate says goes. The human spirit extinguishes in a pool of mediocrity, complacency, and apathy. Class warfare leads to catastrophic results. Society self-destructs.
This country needs change. Real change. The middle class needs to take back the American dream. I believe it’s possible, but it's not going to be easy. We need someone like Sanders in the Oval Office. We need someone who has had enough of this corporate mess we call America. We need someone whose pockets aren't being lined by the top 1%. We need someone who doesn't rely on hate and fear tactics to gain voter attention. I believe if we stand together, we can keep the nightmares that inspired my dystopian books from coming to pass.
What do you believe?