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Why America Should Be Excited

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Why America Should Be Excited

This election season has brought unprecedented dismay, disappointment and distrust in the presidential candidates and America’s future in general. Clinton is a liar; Trump is unfit to serve the position of president. But let not two individuals running for the highest office define all of America; we are better than that.

There are a bountiful of opportunities for America to assert our greatness and place in the world. Think about the problems waiting to be solved today: climate change, ISIS, racial and gender equality, poverty, education, health care and crime. We can make our mark on each of these and rise to the top of the world yet again.

Climate change presents a unique chance for America to re-design our energy system to be the model economy of the world in our successful controlling of carbon emissions while powering millions of homes and businesses. By training current coal and nuclear power plant workers to harness wind, solar and natural gas energies, America can lead the way to a healthier and more sustainable planet.

Mandating paid family and maternity leave for all full-time workers ensures an individual can still pay his or her bills during a time of illness or pregnancy and restores the American family as a top priority - something missing in our society today. Pregnancy should not be a burden on anyone, but rather accepted in the workplace and appropriately compensated.

We need to ditch the failed Common Core and rescue our public education, a backbone of this country - and quickly. Currently at an unacceptable 30th in the world, Americans and our teachers in the education field should be outraged. We need an overhaul to raise our students up and compete at the highest economic, scientific, astronomical and technological levels.

Defeating radical Islam is a terribly difficult, if not impossible, task. We can’t change the way people feel about America. But establishing good relationships with Muslim-majority countries and working with allies to conquer ISIS will restore American strength and virtue in the world and show our relentless will to never back down from a foe.

We have amazing new opportunities to revitalize our lives here in America and our perception around the world. No matter who gets elected, we as citizens have the right to fight to make the changes we know should be made. Forget our bitter wounds and deep divisions in this presidential race - one or two individuals will not quell our spirit to rise to the top in the name of country and be the best for ourselves and our families.

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