The questions that I have about this election are:
- What educational background does someone need to have to be a possible presidential candidate? Does one's education need to reflect a political background?
- When was the idea of Republican and Democrat established?
What makes me want to vote is having my voice heard. Although many people state that our voices do not matter, because the Electoral College has the final say in who becomes President, it is my right and responsibility as a citizen of the United States to speak my mind through a ballot as to whom I believe fits best for the Presidential seat. What makes me shy away from the voting booth is seeing names listed for different chairs in Rhode Island, who I have never even heard of. I don't know who half of the people are on the ballot, and the only time that I see people running for office is when they want my vote. After that you never hear from, or even see them involved in the community as much as they should be. I do feel very well informed about the issues and candidates, especially because I have seen the debates. I feel confident enough to say that this election draws me to vote, because I am very concerned as to who is running for President this year (I do not want him as President).
Here are my 3 questions:
- How do you converse with a youth who may have opposing views about whom you choose to vote for?
- In what ways can we educate our youth about politics in a fun manner?
- Do most of us affiliate ourselves with a particular political party, because of our family?