The reason the idea of politics was founded was to give the public a chance to hear all candidates speak their minds on the issues they stand for, among many other topics. It was meant to be a way for us to logically find someone that we believe in, due to their stance on causes that are important to us. Nowadays, with so many different media outlets out there, it is almost impossible to get the facts about any given topic. Not only that, but dare you state your opinion in public, or on a public forum, be prepared for people to bully you only because they do not understand your reasonings, nor care to hear them. Unfortunately, politics has become a major reason why this country is divided the way that it is, and it shouldn’t be that way. We should be working together to find a common ground, a common direction for this country, whether we agree with each other’s opinions or not. This blog is hopefully the start of being able to speak our minds freely without being ridiculed or mocked by our fellow citizens.
When it comes to deciding who to back for any upcoming election, it is important to understand what causes or issues that are most important to you, and how you stand with them. Once you understand where you are with that, you have a better chance of “breaking down” both sides of a candidacy to see which candidate suits you better, based on your beliefs. If you have a hard time choosing many different issues, just choose one. If you find one cause, one belief that is truly important to you, than you can use that to help you decide which candidate is right for you. Too many people nowadays choose the candidate they back based on color, sex, religion, among other non-issue reasons. Others choose a candidate because they were “born” into a family that backs a certain party. Yet others choose a candidate based on what their friends are choosing. None of these are the right reasons.
We shouldn’t be bullying each other when it comes to our opinion, we are all allowed to have one. However, it is important that if you wish to discuss your opinion with others, that you have a good basis for that opinion, and not just because you “like” that person. A good debate with another individual begins with an intelligent basis. Every single person that lives in this country has the ability to decide on a cause, and research the candidates to find out who you stand with on that cause. Even if you don’t have a computer at home, anyone can go to the library to do research. We are lucky to have the ability to choose who we want running our country, and if you decide to use your right to vote, it is important that you understand why you are voting that way. An intelligently decided vote is a well-used vote, in my opinion.