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Our America

The thoughts of a college student.

Our America

Our America is always changing and evolving into what we make of it. There are many opinions that vary differently between people. I am one of those different and odd opinions. During the election, I felt as if I knew nothing of the world around me. I knew nothing of the bigger picture. I could not decide on which candidate to vote for. It was not a lack of trying, I simply did not have the knowledge to make the best informative decision I possibly could. So, since I was so indecisive about who to vote for I decided to not vote at all. Many people think this to be a foolish idea to act upon and suggested I vote even if I did not agree with some of the candidate's views. The reason they have this view was because not voting means I wasted my vote. I do not share the same view.

My reason for not voting is due to not understanding all of the facts about all the candidates. Voting without the facts causes you to regret the vote if you find out the candidate isn’t the type you wanted. I have talked to many people who have had vastly different views from me. I met two young women who held a sign saying Donald Trump is a racist. Puzzled, I spoke with them and asked “aren’t you concerned someone will confront you about your sign?” they shook their heads and replied: “We want them to ask about it so we can express our opinions”. I thought this strange since to me it would seem to only bring controversy and a lot of disagreement. I worry about all the different opinions and I hope that eventually, all this with Donald Trump will soon calm down. This is all simply my opinion and I hope that I haven’t offended anyone with my wondering thoughts. I muse over the different aspects of our America and wonder about how different one generation is to the next.

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