During the length of the campaign many fans of Vermont’s Senator, Bernie Sanders, have gone Bernie or Bust, or #BernieOrBust on Facebook and Twitter. If you take into account that there are a ton of unaffiliated and independent voters switching to democrat only for Bernie Sanders you will understand a little more about my own perspective about Bernie or Bust.
In my mind, Bernie or Bust means that we will join the Democratic Party for Bernie Sanders. I do not vote for a party, I vote for a person that I think will do the best for our country; someone who actually cares about our people. I always make an informed vote and this year it is not simply a political campaign as much as it is a social justice cause.
I want someone who is a moral, fair, equal, and just person. I want someone who will try to do what they say they will do and someone who actually wants to help people. I want someone who does not do or say things simply for the popular vote. I believe in Bernie Sanders because he has consistently fought for the environment, the people, our veterans, and he has made good choices throughout his career.
#BernieOrBust is a movement that means they are voting for the Democratic Party for Bernie Sanders. We will not vote for the party because of their title. We will either write-in Bernie Sanders, we will vote for a third party, or we may not vote at all. I have no doubt that Bernie Sanders will win as a frontrunner. The odds are clearly stacked against him. If he does not win, I do hope there will be a revolution.
Bernie or Bust is simply not voting for the secondary running democrat, Hillary Clinton. For the sake of this article, I will not talk about my lack of respect for her. This has nothing to do with “privilege”. Sure, that argument is a great guilt trip to get others to switch their vote and I am sure it does work for some. However, for people like me, we do not want to vote for someone who works against our own principles or “the lesser evil”. We will not vote in a criminal as our president.
Added: Bernie Or Bust – Why?
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