- Posted September 4, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Student voices in journalism
Students WANTING to vote: A Letter to the Parties.
Few students are willing to vote. Is it because of busy schedules? Possibly prone to being forgetful?
Or maybe, we just don't care anymore.
Currently the majority of college students, limited by their age of reason, have only seen two Presidents take office. Both of which, arguably the most disputed. Disputed for their policies, deceitfulness, and at times, their sense of logic.
We begin to loose hope--who can we trust? Who can we check on a ballot; honestly wishing they would be our Commander in Chief?
We are tired of persuasive talkers and sideshows...
Find Us a President.
Political parties are loosing more of our votes each election, not to other parties, but to 'the drain'. Students are starting to throw in the towel; "Whats the point? They're all the same..."
It's now time for Politicians to know exactly what it is we want. We're tired of being mistaken for ignorant. If the parties want our votes, they hardly have to blow us out of the water--after all, our votes are just lying there...
Find Us a President:
A Letter to The Parties;
Find us a President. Find us a president who is prideful and strong in his beliefs. We don’t want to vote for an illusionist, or a con-artist. We don’t want another magician in office distorting policies; laws like a rabbit out of a hat. Who takes advantage of the subsidized American minds—breeding us to not care. Breeding us to prefer sitcoms over bills of foreign affair. Taking advantage of the poor vocabulary, in which they disguise the truth. Find us a President. Find us a man unmoved by the press, and unconditional to his vow. Not afraid to stand up for his beliefs, regardless of the opinions of the House. Find us a president who is for the people, rather than for the publicity and pride. Find us a president who defines and eliminates loopholes, so that intentionally inbreeding your children doesn't get you an early retirement. So that ignorance and stupidity does not support full rides to universities. Find us a President knowledgeable and effective rather than naïve, so that real problems are solved. So that high schools with 26% pregnancy rates are given birth control rather than motivational speeches. Find us a President who is an advisor rather than a funder. Who offers opportunity to those in need. Find us a President who believes in a hard work ethic; an American work ethic. A work ethic where you strive for what you want—rather than it being handed to you. I’ll vote when you find me a president who disregards happiness and emphasizes the pursuit of it.