Here is a copy of my son's last political article for this year. I'm happy of those of you that enjoyed them, so I wanted to leave you with his closure of it all. Take care and God bless
Student expands knowledge of voting process:
In my last article, I wrote about how I was heading off to a political rally with another fellow student and a local business. It was a great experience as I got to see a lot of behind the scenes and how political rallies work. I also got the chance to shake hands with and meet government officials. Another great thing was that there were people from all over the world that I got to converse with. The best part was that we were all there for the same purpose, and that was to Get Out The Vote.
With voting now behind us and the presidential election over, I have learned many things about our voting system, especially about popular votes and electoral votes and about how each of them influence the election. I was even able to see this action in progress as the Young Politicians Club at my High School set up and ran a mock election for the students and faculty.
This past presidential election was fascinating even down to the wire and was unprecedented in its platform. This election, like none before it, was strongly influenced by social media and public communication. This election will no doubt set the stage for future presidential elections.
In the end, after the election was set and done, even after all of the turbulence and debates, let it be known that there are no red states, there are no blue states, but there is only the United States. From this point forward, we must remember that we are united, and we must work together to secure a better future.
By the time you read this article, Veterans Day, on Nov. 11, will have passed. However, I still want to express my gratitude and thankfulness to our veterans. It is because of them that we have the many rights we do today. Some of these rights include to vote, to influence our future, to exercise free speech, to communicate with each other even if we disagree; and even the right for me to write these articles and to publicly voice my opinion.
Without our veterans we would not have this, so I wish to thank them again. We should all honor our veterans by working together and remaining united to carry on into the future and to succeed.