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Thoughts of a Millenial Voter

Thoughts of a Millenial Voter

The Beginning of the End

By Cameron Pierre-Pierre

Sixteen years ago, when I was in the first grade, I got my first real taste of presidential politics. It was the election between Al Gore and George W. Bush. I wanted nothing more in the world than to see Al Gore become the next president of the United States. I don’t really know why I cared so much, but as a young child the choice of president seemed like the most important thing in the world. I used to refer to Bush as “George Idiot Bush.” I was a strange child.

Thoughts of a Millenial Voter

Let’s get Voting

By Cameron Pierre-Pierre

In America, we are taught about how sacred of a right voting is. From the Women’s Rights movement of Susan B. Anthony to the Civil Rights Movement of Martin Luther King Jr., the importance of voting is instilled in us from a young age. It is frankly the best way for us to express ourselves in a political system that is dominated by the wealthy and powerful. With all of that said, there are a few problems with what I will call our “Voting Culture.”

Thoughts of a Millenial Voter

The Tears Of A Young Cynic

By Cameron Pierre-Pierre

For those of you that don’t know me personally, I am currently 22 years old. Four years ago, when I was 18, I had my first opportunity to vote in a presidential election. I took that opportunity to vote for, and help reelect President Barack Obama. I was apathetic. My apathy didn’t stem from dislike towards the president. I personally think he is a good man who has done the best with what he has had to work with. My lack of enthusiasm stemmed from the fact that I had accepted that nothing would ever change and that my vote was basically irrelevant. I am a lot more cynical than most people my age.

The Political Circus
Thoughts of a Millenial Voter

The Political Circus

By Cameron Pierre-Pierre

When did the presidential election become a circus? This is a question that has been plaguing me since this process started a year ago. I have watched grown men make fun of the size of each other’s hands.

Thoughts of a Millenial Voter

“Is This The Best We Got?”

By Cameron Pierre-Pierre

The joke of the Century just got a little less funny. Every expert said it wasn’t going to happen. “There is no way he can win,” all of the pundits declared. Well it turns out they were wrong, because Donald Trump has become the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party. For months, we heard of the potential of a contested G.O.P. convention. This seemed to be the last hope for many conservatives disgusted by what they saw Donald Trump doing to their party. Well the bubble has been burst and the contest is over. Trump proved us all wrong. This is truly terrifying.

Divided States of America
Thoughts of a Millenial Voter

Divided States of America

By Cameron Pierre-Pierre

When I think of the President of the United States, I imagine a larger than life figure. This individual holds the most important office in the country, and arguably the world. He or she has control over our military and nuclear arsenal. Of all of the responsibilities of the president, there is one unspoken role that is essential to the success of the chief executive, and that is to unite the people of our country. Right now, I am having difficulty seeing the candidate in our election cycle that could unite us as a people.

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