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I Am Old Enough

I know what is happening in the political world.

I Am Old Enough

We, the young people, are exasperated of people telling us that we are too young to understand, that we shouldn’t be voicing our opinions on politics, and that we shouldn’t be discussing things that we don’t know anything about. We are young adults. We have a right to voice our opinions and we understand more than you, the adults in our lives, think we do. We are the future of this country; If we don’t voice our concerns about the direction things are going, then we won’t be able to take a stand against anything that happens from this point on.

We all need to care. We all need to show that we care and voice our opinions. However, you, the adults in our lives, also need to respect the opinions of those of us who are younger than you are. Why are you not proud when new people are voicing their views and having peaceful protests, such as the marches that took place in support of women around the world the day after President Trump’s inauguration. The marches that happened on Saturday, January 21st were about standing up for women's rights. A man shouldn't have the right to decide the reproductive rights of any woman anywhere in the world.

For a letter to President Trump to ask what he knows about a woman's body click here.

As long as we are expressing our views, then we are showing that we care about what is happening in this country. Instead of belittling us and making us feel like our opinions don’t matter, be proud that we the young adults actually want to take a stand and give voice to our positions and what we think needs to happen for the future. It’s our country, too, and we are the ones that are going to have to deal with anything that ends up happening to it in Trump’s America and the aftermath that we will have.

We have a voice and we are going to use it to stand up for the things that we disagree with in the political world and the hot button issues. Everyone has a stance on these things, and everyone wants people to believe that their position is the correct one. But, news flash there is no right or wrong stance on a lot of these things. There is no moral or immoral stance on these things. Everyone believes different things so everyone is going to have a different opinion on things based on their beliefs. Everyone that is old enough to vote though is an adult, so other adults who may not believe the same thing should not attack someone and tell them that they are wrong or that they are stupid because they believe something different.

Trump’s America is not the ideal America, but Hillary’s America wouldn’t have been ideal either. For those of you saying that we should all get over it and move on with our lives now that Trump is in office would have done similar things after the election if Hillary had won. So here’s an idea. Get over yourselves because you did not help elect the better President you just got to elect the guy because you thought a businessman would be better for our country but Michigan told you not to do this. You did get your way, but more people did not get their way in this election so get over yourselves if you are trying to say that we need to just move on. If you are trying to say that we are wasting our time by protesting, don’t forget that we are only a country because we protested against the king of England. Otherwise, we would still belong to England. Everyone needs to let the other side do what it wants and respect people's opinions. Don’t make someone feel like their opinion doesn’t matter because everyone has a voice and every voice matters.

If a young person is voicing their concern for the future of this country to you, do not recite them that they are wrong or that they are too young to understand anything that is happening in the country. We do understand what is happening and we do care about the future of this country you, adults should not belittle us and tell us that our opinions don’t matter or that we need to stop until we understand what is occurring.

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