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    Why are you an independent?

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    INDEPENDENT. NOT UNDECIDED

     
    Why am I an Independent? This topic has been on my mind quite a bit lately. I hear it a lot. If you're registered as an Independent, that must mean you're undecided. That's just an opinion that happens to be very incorrect. Being Independent has nothing to do with being undecided. I've been registered as an Independent since I registered to vote at age 18. I've voted for both democrats and republicans. More often than not, I already know who I want to vote for because I agree with what that person has to say. I don't lean one way or another on certain topics because I have the ability to make my own decisions. More importantly, I don't read into other peoples opinions or views, and cannot be swayed easily. I call it free thinking, or being an independent thinker. That's why I'm an Independent.

    Being an Independent gives me choices. Choices most people who are registered as die hard Republicans, or die Hard Democrats don't usually make. Their choice is clear, for what reason, I don't understand. If they were willing to budge on certain issues, we wouldn't be in the situation we are in this country today. Bipartisan decisions are necessary to create a better United States.

    While we're on the topic of decision making, why should we give two hoots about some of the politcal topics that are present today? Are they really making our lives any better or worse? Take abortion, for example. What good is it for one person to say its wrong for another person to have an abortion? Is it because that religious teaching tells us its wrong to end a life? Why then is it ok to kill a murderer for killing someone else? The only people who are affected by this are the people involved. If you aren't directly affected by these actions, why have an opinion on them? That's just my opinion.

    I implore you, America, to be free thinkers. Be an Independent.

    Thank you for your interest.
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