Millennials’ Opinions Matters The Most: A Response

Millennials’ Opinions Matters The Most: A Response

Just because we have different opinions doesn't mean we need agree to disagree.
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When you think of millennials, you probably think of high school and college-aged kids who are addicted to giving unsolicited opinions on social media. Maybe the term "headache millennial" is what you are looking for. Well this generation has found its voice, as you may have noticed since we have been going off ever since the election. This article in response to a writer who thinks we need to cool it with our input on current events. I happen to think that millennials should not back down, and speak up when we don't like something.

(Disclaimer: I am in no way trying to prove the writer of the article I am responding to wrong, I just want to critique it and share a different side and my ideas on the topic, like the “headache millennial" I am.)

Dear fellow millennial author who coined the term “headache millennials,”

I have to disagree with your statement. I appreciate the fact you want to stop the sigma about how millennials are always being offended by anything they don't agree with. But you lost me when you brought up entitlement. Being able to comment saying I disagree with someone's post doesn't make me entitled. It’s called the right to free speech, and sharing opinions is the core principle of social media.

It’s true that in school, social media, and in the world in general, there will be people who come from different backgrounds than you. Growing up with technology did not cradle us as you are suggesting, it has opened our minds to acceptance and diversity if anything. I’m going to assume that you feel that having liberal ideals and protesting against Donald Trump is pointless. I don’t.

No, we cant change anything in the real world by tweeting and posting that we disagree with the Trump administration’s views on things like immigration or abortion. We aren't in the high ranks of government; right now. We are in school right now, learning the history of our country and how nations interact with each other, past and present. The way America came to be “great” in the first place was because people who were tired of being told what to do from bullies protested. That’s a short version of a U.S. history lessons about events like the American Revolution and the Civil Rights Movement. Standing up for what you believe in (even if its not the mainstream opinion) is what gets things changed, not “agreeing to disagree."

Anyway, I think we can all agree that the right to share opinions is a wonderful thing. I say no one, no matter their age, should feel like their thoughts are wrong or don’t count just because our president doesn't like people who think like us “liberal, headache millennials.”

We are the next generation of presidents, cabinet members, supreme court judges, entrepreneurs, lawyers, doctors, engineers, and so on. The country and the world is going to be in our hands, and we will go forward in acceptance and tolerance for everyone. So when we raise our voices and give you headaches, we are being the real definition of American millennials.

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Say hello to President Mike Pence.

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Remember this date: August 21, 2018.

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Paul Manafort was Trump's campaign chairman for a few months in 2016, but the charges brought against him don't necessarily implicate Trump. However, they are incredibly important considering was is one of the most influential people in the Trump campaign and picked Mike Pence to be the vice presidential candidate.

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And then Trump should face the consequences for the crimes he has committed. Yes, Democrats have a role, too. But Republicans have control of both chambers of Congress, so they head every committee. They have the power to subpoena Trump's tax returns, which they have not. They have the power to subpoena key witnesses in their Russia investigations, which they have not.

For the better part of a year I have been asking myself what is the breaking point with Republicans and Trump. It does not seem like there is one, so for the time being we're stuck with a president who paid off two women he had an affair with in an attempt to influence a United States election.

Imagine for a second that any past president had done even a fraction of what Trump has.

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Abortion Is A Right Covered By The Constitution

It falls under the same amendment that covers family planning.

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The 9th Amendment of the constitution is the one that states that not every right that a person in the United States has, has to be written down. This is because some rights are so basic that the founding fathers saw no need to write them down.

Some of these rights include the right to raise your kids, the right to privacy, and the right to family planning. And guess what abortion, birth control, and the use of condoms all fall under family planning.

So, even if you don't agree with abortion it is not your choice. It is covered under the constitution and just as much as people have the right to privacy they also have the right to have an abortion. Weather or not someone has an abortion is no ones business but their own.

I understand that this is a hot button issue and that many conservatives are going to disagree with me and what I have said about abortion. However, those same people are going to use their right to privacy and their rights to raise their kids.

My goal is not to make people angry by making this statement however, you can't use only the parts of things like the bible and the constitution when what they are saying backs up your beliefs.

If you support the use of condoms and birth control then you support the right to family planning so support the entire right to family planning and not only the things that go along with your beliefs.

Abortion is currently only legal up till the ninth week of a pregnancy that is because this is when it is considered a fetus and no longer an embryo. When it becomes a fetus is when it really begins to grow and develop organs before that it is truly just a sack of cells. That means that once it starts to have human characteristics is when it becomes illegal to terminate a pregnancy.

So the argument that many people have of "you're killing a baby." is not totally true because it is not truly a baby yet. Before nine weeks its nothing and it is highly possible at that stage of pregnancy the chances of having a miscarriage is extremely high anyway.

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