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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Depending on when you're reading this, Saint Patrick's day has either just passed or is around the corner. For me, Saint Patrick's day is tomorrow. I've been debating this article for some time now because I didn't know how it would be perceived. At this point, though, I feel it's important for me to get out. No, Irish people were never kept as slaves in America, and I will never be one to try and say they were. However, Irish people were treated tremendously awful in America. A lot of people tend to forget, or just try to erase entirely, the history of the Irish in America. So much so that I felt shameful for wanting to celebrate my heritage. Therefore, I want to bring to light the history that everyone brushes under the rug.

In 1845, a potato famine broke out across Ireland. This was a big deal because the Irish lived off, mainly, potatoes. They were cheap, easy to grow, and had tons of nutrients. So when the famine struck, many people either died of starvation or fled to America in seek of refuge. When the Irish arrived in America they were seen as a threat to the decency of America. People viewed them as drunk beasts, sinful savages, barbaric, violent, belligerent, stupid, and white apes. When the Irish would go to look for jobs, many times they found signs that read "Irish Need Not Apply," even when the job was hiring. Therefore, the Irish did the jobs no one wanted, and even jobs African slaves wouldn't do. The biggest example of this is when Irishmen built canals and drained swamps. They were sent to do these things because of the enormous amount of mosquitoes; in the swamp, they would get bit and ultimately die of malaria.

Also, during this time, Irish people were poor and therefore lived in the same neighborhoods as the free African Americans. A lot of the Irish people were friendly with their neighbors of color and even got into interracial relationships. Because the Irish lived in these neighborhoods they were seen as dirty and even a lot of people at this time put African Americans higher on the totem pole than Irish. One person during the time even said, "At least the black families keep their homes clean."

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