Before I start this post, I want to give a shout out to my good friend Madi. She has a beautiful blog that you can read here. She inspired me to finally get a blog in which I’ve wanted to start in years. Obviously I’ll never be able to write on the level she does, but her expression and explaination of wordpress.com has brought me here today!
Okay so politics, the dreadful conversations that we endure every four years have finally impacted me due to the fact that this is the first time I will be able to vote.
Let me start by saying, I hate politics. Nobody will ever be happy and politicians are full of lies and just tell people what they want to hear.
However this year I was faced with the decision of which party I support more. I see myself as somewhere in the middle. I sat down one day and truly thought about what I cared about the most and used that to guide me.
Equality. Clean Energy.
Thats all I’ve got.
When I say equality, I mean for everyone. Everybody should be able to be married, love is love. Every person should be able to make the same money, no matter what sex or race they are. God why do people still care about that stuff? When I think of equality I also think of women’s rights. I’m not a hoorah women are better person, but its true women have a lot more responsibility and decisions when it comes to their bodies. This is especially true when we are talking about pregnancy, whether its before or after they get pregnant.
When I talk about clean energy I’m going to sound like the science nerd I am. Eventually coal will run out, so will oil. We should be using the sun, wind, and water, they are always going to be here. I’ll leave it at that so I don’t go on a rant.
I am 20 years old and I believe there are many people my age who are not sure where to go with their political views now that their first presidental election is coming up.
Here is my advice: Don’t base your position off of the way the canidates speak or what they promise, base them off their actions. Don’t let your parents or friends decide which party you support, its your decision not theirs. Take time and sit and think about what matters the most to you, whether it be something simple or something big. What you believe is the most important is, base your decision solely on that.