Halloween is over, don’t be tricked in this election

Kelly Khatib, Reporter

Halloween just passed and things went down a little different this year.

With all the clown phobia that is going around, many people opted-out of trick or treating from house to house and decided to stick with safer options. I saw a ton of people at the local mall and Wegman’s, avoiding the cold weather and spooky clowns, but for me the scariest thing of all was the abundance of Donald Trump signs that dotted our favorite Halloween stomping grounds.

House after house displayed the all to familiar “Make America Great Again” signs and one even had a huge banner in front for the world to see. And what was even more frightening was that the people handing out candy seemed like kind and rational people.

They were not the beer chugging rednecks that the media portrays most Trump supporters to be. These were nice old ladies that one would think would be shocked if a presidential candidate said he’d grab a woman by her pussy.

And please don’t misunderstand, I am not against anyone that has a different political view than I do. I may not have agreed with past Republican nominees but I respected them and even admired some of their principles. Trump, however, has shown time and again that he lacks a basic moral compass that I would think any decent human would possesses. And that is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Trump’s intolerable actions and rhetoric.

Trump claimed a judge was biased because he was Mexican. He was sued by the Justice Department twice for not renting to black people, and refused to denounce his supporters who are members of the Ku Klux Klan. He also called Senator John McCain a loser because he was a prisoner of war.

These things ran through my head as a little girl around five years old smiled sweetly in her princess costume. As she walked behind me and I heard her say, “Oh cool, they like Trump too!”

Halloween was truly terrifying for me because of the realization that future generations look up to a man who spews hate, and condones violence. So anyone out there that thinks that their vote does not matter or does not want to vote because they do not know enough about politics, please for the love of God, go to the polls on Nov. 8.

If those signs are any indication on how the election will turn out, our entire nation will be tricked and not treated equally for the next four years.


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