Why your political opinion does matter/why you should vote
Your Political Opinion Matters
It’s 2018 during one of the most controversial presidencies ever; why wouldn’t it?
In this world of political controversy, with a presidential election that has driven a wedge between those who support the Republican or the Democratic parties, your political opinion has never mattered more.
In 2016 one of the most controversial elections to ever happen in the history of the United States went down. Donald Trump and Hillary clinton ended up being the nominees for the Republican and Democratic parties respectively, and people took major league sides. People started hating others and fighting with others simply for supporting one or the other, but that still shouldn’t stop you. Many of you reading this will be voting in the 2020 election.
Your political opinion should not be something that you choose based on what your parents support, your friends support, or what anyone else supports. It’s YOUR opinion and YOUR decision. It should be based off of what you support. You should watch the debates or read about the different candidates who are running. See what they support, what they want to change. See who agrees more with what you think and support. Maybe you like them both the same, or hate them; it’s your opinion.
There’s nothing wrong with picking sides. Choose the person who you support or like. You are voting for them to be elected because they will help to change the things you don’t like and will keep the things you do like. They will be representing you/your state/the country for at least four years. That’s a long time. Even if you don’t particularly agree with the nominees for the two major parties, you should still vote for the one who supports the things you do.
If you don’t vote, and a year later you’re sitting on your couch saying, “Man this president/governor/etc. stinks. I wish _____ would have been elected,” you can’t complain. Don’t be that person who complains about the one who was elected when you didn’t even vote.
If you want change, you should vote for it. If you want someone elected, they won’t just be elected if you say you want them, you gotta go vote. No matter if you’re Republican, Democrat, Independent, white, black, brown, male, female, gay, straight, it’s you who will determine the outcome of our future. You will decide who ends up in the legislature/Congress/White House in 10, 20, or 50 years from now.
Support who want, don’t let anyone stop you. It’s your opinion, and it matters.
My name is William Thomas, and I'm a reporter for the McNeil Trailblazer. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, I moved to the lovely state of Texas in the...