If Trump and Clinton are so hated, why are we attempting to chose between them? Many of us are attempting to chose the lesser of two evils, to vote against one by voting for the other. This is the option our two-party system has given us. We are made to believe voting for someone not nominated by the Republican or Democratic parties is a vote waisted. And this is absolutely true as long as we believe it is. I’m reminded of the Prisoner’s Dilemma. It goes something like this: You and a friend are arrested and kept in separate rooms. The police have little evidence and you two will go free if neither of you confess. But, if one of you confesses and the other does not, the one who confesses will receive a shorter sentence, while the one who did not will receive a longer sentence. If you both confess, you will both receive a longer sentence. If we both vote for someone we can get behind as a presidential candidate, this person will win. But, if only one of us does, we will be stuck with one who views Muslims and Mexicans as threats or one who cheated the system to get what she wants. There is a better option, but only if we stick together. Immanuel Kant is probably best known for the Categorical Imperative, which states one should “Act only according to that maxim whereby you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law.” I believe, if every one of us, as Senator Ted Cruz suggested, votes our conscience, a better option can be a reality. If every one of us plays it safe and refuses to trust the others to do right by us all, we will be stuck with one of the two less than desirable options. So what’s it going to be?