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November 10, 2012

A Word of Advice: Make a statement for our nation

There are times when we as a people in our nation pull together. 

The first Tuesday in November is not one of those days. On Election Day, none of us can escape the constant arguments, the flurry of opposing ideologies, and the quarreling between candidates and their supporters that fill our lives during the duration of the late summer-early autumn every four years. 

Some of us may simply find it annoying, while others may find the well-being of their runner more important than that of our own. Regardless of how you feel about the issues, to say that the presidential race doesn’t affect you is silly. 

Any way you look at things, we’re living in some hard times. Every day I see fewer people paying for their lunch and more people clipping coupons, more people simply trying to use the resources they can to lessen the blow this Great Recession is dealing them.

Clipping coupons can only do so much though, the economy can only grow as politicians allow it to through passed laws and agreements. Whichever side of things you stand on is up to you, but the most important thing that has to do with those beliefs, is what you want to do with them. 

Oftentimes, when things go bad in our country I hear cries of “It’s all ________s fault!” The thing about that is, whether they believe it or not, they put that person into power. 

Even as teenagers, we have a voice, and its power is something a lot of people underestimate. It may be true that we can’t vote, but we can definitely speak our minds to those old enough to vote. I often talk to a lot of adults in various walks of life about government, and through respectful conversation we learn a lot through each other. 

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