I won't go into my whole story here, but I can tell you that in the last twenty years I've seen no signs of having my Constitutional Rights (and any number of other rights) honored or protected. I'm not some "anti-government nut" and never have been. I'm about as mainstream a person as it gets. Anyway, unpleasant (and even "unthinkable") as it will come across to a lot of people, I've "mentally separated myself" from both the state and country in which I was born. They aren't "mine" any more. I can respect the positive aspects of both, but as "an outsider" . Beyond the respect for whatever I do recognize as positive, I actually do feel deeply about the fact that my children were able to grow up without the kind of threats to physical well-being and safety that some other mother's kids grow up under. So, I'm not completely "dead inside" when it comes to the country. I am, though, completely separated and someone who very much views it as "someone else's country". It took awhile for "The System" to really get me to get the message that I don't exist and don't have the same rights to freedom and some protections that some other people have, but I eventually got the message. (Nice, attractive-looking flag, though; and really lovely words on paper that Constitution is.) I don't hate the country and certainly don't want any harm to come to it. It's simply that I no longer think of it as my own and now understand those who feel the same way for reasons similar to mine.
I do care, though, about other Americans (even those who live, as I once did, under the illusion that their rights will always be guaranteed, particularly if/when they most need to test that guarantee). So, while my vote means little to me, personally; and while I felt absolutely "zero" when I voted, I did the grown-up thing of voting for who/what I think would be best for those other Americans in general.
Fortunately for a lot of people, many never have to really test out those "guarantees" of rights. Unfortunately, when it comes to who/what we people want to vote in favor of, too many people have not had to test those "guarantees" of rights to freedom and equality. I'm not writing out of anger here. I'm writing here because I'm hoping to make other Americans aware that a shortage of jobs might actually be the least of the problems in/with this country.