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No, Don't Move to Canada

The 2016 presidential election year is upon us Americans. As the parties narrow on a candidate, it feels as though the atmosphere manages to get even more polarized. Eventually we start hearing the stories from friends and family, to even celebrities, stating “If [candidate I hate] get’s elected, I’m moving to Canada!”. We then all laugh once candidate X is elected (especially if we were a fan) as said person(s) don’t move to Canada.
Even though we know most people are not literally serious when they state this, I feel it highlights a bigger issue that we don’t talk about enough. Simply put, we place way too much importance on who holds the U.S. Presidential office. When we say “I’m moving to Canada”, we’re essentially saying that the fight is over, there is no hope, even though we don’t actually pack up our bags and move. Which indirectly is stating, that there’s nothing we can do as an individual or community. That out of all the issues America faces, no non-profit, grassroots organ…