10 Reasons Why Morgan Freeman Should Be President

10 Reasons Why Morgan Freeman Should Be President

The coolest, most humble guy on the planet should definitely be considered for President.
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Regardless of your political affiliation or who you're voting for on November 8th, I think we can all agree on one thing: Morgan Freeman is basically the coolest guy ever. So, I've put together a quick little list of why Morgan Freeman would be my choice for the next President of the United States.

1. He's Super Calm

Morgan Freeman is basically renowned for his awesome voice and completely calm demeanor in interviews and in real life. I would love someone that cool and collected in office!

2. He has the Best Voice Ever

I mean, he's the voice of God, he narrates everything, and he's all around just pleasing to listen to. He'll tell you all about science and the government and you'll be like, "yeah man".

3. He Served in the Air Force

Yup, that's right - Morgan Freeman served as a mechanic in the U.S. Air Force from 1955 - 1959. He's done good for the country from an early age. And, being a mechanic in the Air Force is just cool.

4. He Knows How to be Authoritative

Okay, so I should clarify by saying he's played a lot of authoritative roles. But, from one actor speaking about another, you can learn a lot from the roles you play. I mean seriously, he's played the President! Twice! Not to mention, he's portrayed the other two branches of government on screen as well.

5. He Speaks Fluent French

This guy can probably get along with anyone, AND he speaks another language, (a really difficult one at that). I don't know about you, but I think he'd do pretty well in regards to foreign relations.

6. He's Donated to Educational Programs

Freeman started an organization called the River Rock Foundation, through which he's donated millions of dollars to educational programs. So, needless to say, he supports education.

7. A Founder of PLAN!T NOW

PLAN!T NOW is an organization that Freeman was a founder of that emphasizes and helps citizens in preparing for natural disasters. It was originally founded after hurricane Katrina as a way to raise money after the disaster. I think we need someone who's that ready to help.

8. He Says It How It Is

It's no secret that Morgan Freeman is super smart. He also says just what he feels and what he means to say, but he has a unique way of being kind while being up-front. He's eloquent and personable, but he'll definitely tell you off if you're wrong. He'll just be really nice about it.

9. He Has His Private Pilot's License

This one is just awesome. Getting your private pilot's license takes dedication - and, there's no need for Air Force One!

10. He's Humble

Along with being known for his epic voice and calm demeanor, Freeman is renowned for being very humble. When told that he's been considered the "greatest living actor in film", his general reply is that he's "just lucky". That's the kind of person we need. Selfless, funny, philanthropic, intelligent, and humble. Let's write him onto the ballot!



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I'm The Girl Who'd Rather Raise A Family Than A Feminist Protest Sign

You raise your protest picket signs and I’ll raise my white picket fence.
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Social Media feeds are constantly filled with quotes on women's rights, protests with mobs of women, and an array of cleverly worded picket signs.

Good for them, standing up for their beliefs and opinions. Will I be joining my tight-knit family of the same gender?

Nope, no thank you.

Don't get me wrong, I am not going to be oblivious to my history and the advancements that women have fought to achieve. I am aware that the strides made by many women before me have provided us with voting rights, a voice, equality, and equal pay in the workforce.

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For that, I am deeply thankful. But at this day in age, I know more female managers in the workforce than male. I know more women in business than men. I know more female students in STEM programs than male students. So what’s with all the hype? We are girl bosses, we can run the world, we don’t need to fight the system anymore.

Please stop.

Because it is insulting to the rest of us girls who are okay with being homemakers, wives, or stay-at-home moms. It's dividing our sisterhood, and it needs to stop.

All these protests and strong statements make us feel like now we HAVE to obtain a power position in our career. It's our rightful duty to our sisters. And if we do not, we are a disappointment to the gender and it makes us look weak.

Weak to the point where I feel ashamed to say to a friend “I want to be a stay at home mom someday.” Then have them look at me like I must have been brain-washed by a man because that can be the only explanation. I'm tired of feeling belittled for being a traditionalist.

Why?

Because why should I feel bad for wanting to create a comfortable home for my future family, cooking for my husband, being a soccer mom, keeping my house tidy? Because honestly, I cannot wait.

I will have no problem taking my future husband’s last name, and following his lead.

The Bible appoints men to be the head of a family, and for wives to submit to their husbands. (This can be interpreted in so many ways, so don't get your panties in a bunch at the word “submit”). God specifically made women to be gentle and caring, and we should not be afraid to embrace that. God created men to be leaders with the strength to carry the weight of a family.

However, in no way does this mean that the roles cannot be flipped. If you want to take on the responsibility, by all means, you go girl. But for me personally? I'm sensitive, I cry during horror movies, I'm afraid of basements and dark rooms. I, in no way, am strong enough to take on the tasks that men have been appointed to. And I'm okay with that.

So please, let me look forward to baking cookies for bake sales and driving a mom car.

And I'll support you in your endeavors and climb to the top of the corporate ladder. It doesn't matter what side you are on as long as we support each other, because we all need some girl power.

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3 Things We Could Use Billions Of Dollars For That Isn't A Border Wall

All that money could be spent elsewhere

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Ever since he started on his campaign trail in 2014, President Donald Trump's most infamous campaign promise is his multi-billion dollar border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Now I call attention to the cost because the main logistical issue with this border wall, along with other harmful social and diplomatic controversies, is where funding would come from for this massive wall. Trump has gone from promising that Mexico would pay for the entire wall, and has now done a total 180 and is begging Congress for an estimated five billion dollars to create this wall. This struggle for him and the Republican party to win over this funding has led to the longest government shutdown in this country's history.

Whenever I turn on the news and see all the debates over this wall, I always come to the question of what else could this country do with this five billion dollar that could actually benefit all of the United States. For any socially conscious person, the answer to this question could take on infinite forms. For myself, amongst these various answers, there are three problems that could be alleviated, if not solved, by this five billion dollars. In this article, I will discuss these three areas of our country that have an everlasting impact on our daily lives.

1. Education

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As a child whose parents both started off their professional careers as public school teachers, I have experienced firsthand the ups and downs for those who work with the public school system and the system itself.

There are hundreds of schools across America that are underfunded, overcrowded and more segregation since the 60s. Hundreds of thousands of students are not receiving the proper education they need and so many problems that they face are eventually lost in the system. Teachers are also severely underpaid and overworked as it is. They face a lack of resources and are unable to reach their fullest potential when it comes to educating their students.

With these five billion dollars that could go towards public education, the sky's the limit. Schools would be able to buy updated textbooks, renovate old classrooms and adequately pay their staff. This money would have an endless impact on the families connected to the public school system.

2. Infrastructure

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When we think of the United States, of course, it is perceived as a first world country. However, there are many aspects to the country that is below first country standards. Infrastructure is one of them.

The current electrical grid in the United States was first built in the 1950s, and it hasn't been updated or renovated since then. There are so many counties across the country that face annual power outages due to our aging electrical infrastructure. This severe age has left us vulnerable to possible widespread power outages that could affect our daily lives indefinitely.

With this money, we could rapidly update our electrical grid and aging infrastructure. With these updates, everyday life for those who depend on public infrastructures, such as roads, government buildings, and public transportation.

3. Science

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One of the several topics that most people don't really pay attention to is the severe lack of funding for scientific research. It's been decades since a new class of antibacterial drugs has been created, and with a dramatic increase in usage of anti-bacterial drugs, our population would eventually become vulnerable to massive outbreaks of drug-resistant diseases.

If five billion dollars were to go to funding scientific research could go towards creating a new class of drugs that could help the world avoid more widespread epidemics in the future.

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