Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Opened Up America

Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Opened Up America

Their mistakes lead the nation to seek attention on voting and the federal government.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the worst candidates for presidency.

These candidates for the general election have been a constant topic from news media to the common people's conversation. As controversial they are, one of them will be the next president.

The oddest notion is these two have left a strong positive impression. They revamped U.S. citizens to open up to voting and perceiving the federal government outlook.

How did these two recondition the American populace?

The solution is they were publicly caught in their own mistakes and poor insight on their political agendas.

Hillary Clinton may be the first woman to be running for president, but it has been shown that she is a corrupt politician. The long, drastic investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of Clinton's violation of the e-mail scandal in regards to the Benghazi attack. FBI Director James Comey presented sufficient evidence against her, which would have had her and others who participated in the scandal convicted by the Justice Department.

For some odd reason, Clinton was not indicted for her crime. Carelessly handling classified information and getting away with it clearly shows she is a corrupt politician and a liar.

Another comprehension is Clinton's top contributors for her campaign are big banks: Citigroup Inc, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, etc. According to the Washington Post, Clinton has been attacking Wall Street, as part of her agenda if elected president.This contradiction is a nuisance since she was funded millions from these allies as super political action committees (super PACs).

This awareness and insight is shared by many citizens. Many consider her to be a presidential candidate, but some consider her a criminal. Clinton may be the first woman ever to be president, but she went through several loopholes to reach where she is.

Next is Donald Trump. A businessman, once reality television host, won the Republican vote. He has been the news media attraction of 2016; out-shining the other republican nominees. Trump has been obviously known for controversial language towards journalists, politicians, immigration and so on in the United States.

Trumps bigotry in regards to getting rid of immigrants in the U.S. and the ever so popular idea of building a wall south of American border remains. Through Trump’s campaign, he has gone after Muslims, African-Americans, Latinos, women and more, strongly appearing as a racist. Trump has also gained support from the Ku Klux Klan, for they contributed funding to his campaign.

Trump’s vulgarity towards current affairs, like stating Mexicans are rapists or the mockery of Asian accents and a disabled reporter at a press conference, has epitomized the ignorant portion of ugly Americans that rally behind him. His outbursts and tirades has actually won him presidential candidacy. Actual American citizens consider him to be capable of making this country great again.

These two individuals are the front-runners to be this country’s leader, to be the commander-and-chief, to handle foreign affairs, to delegate the nation’s economy.

Their own strategies and political footing has led the U.S. nation to a nationwide cross-examination. Clinton and Trump's main positive side of this presidential election is they opened up the perspectives and opinions from millennials to senior citizens on the current situation relating to the United States' political system. Citizens are sensitive on how to vote and what benefits and disadvantages will outcome the forthcoming presidential term.

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5 Perks Of Having A Long-Distance Best Friend

The best kind of long-distance relationship.

Sometimes, people get annoyed when girls refer to multiple people as their "best friend," but they don't understand. We have different types of best friends. There's the going out together best friend, the see each other everyday best friend and the constant, low maintenance best friend.

While I'm lucky enough to have two out of the three at the same school as me, my "low maintenance" best friend goes to college six hours from Baton Rouge.

This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

If you can survive going to school in different states, you've both proven that your friendship will last forever. You both care enough to make time for the other in the midst of exams, social events, and homework.

The long-distance best friend is a forever friend. While I wish I could see mine more, I wouldn't trade her for anything.

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The Disrespectful Nature Of My Generation Needs To Stop

Why choosing phone games over a Holocaust survivor was my breaking point.


While many students that attended Holocaust survivor Hershel Greenblat's talk were rightfully attentive, I noticed, out of the corner of my eye, a few outlier students tapping away on their phones. They were minute movements, but inappropriate nonetheless.

Immediately I became infuriated. How, I thought, fuming, did my generation become so blithely unaware to the point where we could not proffer basic respect to a survivor of one of the most horrific events in human history?

Perhaps the students were just texting their parents, telling them that the event would run a bit long. 10 minutes later, my eyes diverted from Greenblat back to the students. They were still on their phones. This time, I could see the screens being held horizontally—indicating a game or a show was being played. I wanted to get up, smack the distractions out of their hands, and ask them why they thought what they were doing was more important than a Holocaust speaker.

I will not waste any more time writing about the disrespectful few. Because they could not give Greenblat the time of their day, I will not give them mine. Instead, I want to focus on a massive trend my generation has mistakenly indulged ourselves in.

The Greenblat incident is only an example of this phenomenon I find so confusing. From young, it was instilled in me, probably via Chinese tradition, that elders should be respected. It is a title only revoked when unacceptable behavior allows it to be, and is otherwise maintained. I understand that not everybody comes from a background where respect is automatically granted to people. And I see that side of the story.

Why does age automatically warrant respect? It is the fact that they have made it this far, and have interesting stories to tell. There are exceptions, perhaps more than there are inclusions.

But this fact can be determined by the simple act of offering an elderly person your seat on public transportation. Sure, it can be for their health, but within that simple act is a meaningful sacrifice for somebody who has experienced more than you.

Age aside, at Greenblat's talk, majority of the disrespect shown might not have been agist. Instead, it could have been the behavior students just there for the check-in check-out extra credit that multiple classes and clubs were offering. While my teachers who advertised the event stressed the importance of attendance not just for the academic boost, but for the experience, I knew that some of the more distracted students there must have been those selfish, ignorant, solely academic driven cockalorums.

I stay hopeful because majority of my classmates were attentive. We knew to put aside our Chromebooks, regardless of note-taking, and simply listen to what Greenblat had to offer.

It would be wrong to label my generation as entitled— that's a misnomer for the generation before. We are still wavering between the line of automatic respect and earned respect, but we need to set a line for people whom we know the stories of. Especially a Holocaust survivor.

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