All the crude, demeaning remarks. It's like we're back to second grade insults, but with bigger words and more complex meanings. During the debates, the candidates had probably spent more time insulting and verbally assaulting each other than talking about their policies, their goals, and their vision for the future.
It's kind of disappointing, isn't it?
With Election Day just around the corner, I'm growing increasingly worried. Will America explode at the results? Will I be too afraid to leave my house? Just some questions floating around in my head.
You know, in this whole mess, I think us children generally have it the worst. Adults, for the most part, collectively pick their own poison, as they have the right to vote. Meanwhile, we children helplessly look on in frustration. Yes, we can spread our messages, but who will listen? Who will pay attention to someone that adults will probably think "is too young to understand"?
Now, no one is perfect. There has and undoubtedly always will be mistakes that the President of America makes during their run. But some people make less or are less likely to make these mistakes. Many of the President's actions, including the mistakes made, affect us all not only in the moment the action took place, but for years after the action has been committed. And do you know who has to suffer through and clean up these mistakes? The future adults of America, aka the American children of now. With the current environment of these children, do you think that we'll, as a generation, be able to pull ourselves out of a pit dug by the people of the past and move forward? Maybe I'm just a pessimist, or maybe I just dislike my generation, but I sincerely doubt that we're able to accomplish such an extraordinary feat.
But that's for the far future. What about the close future? Well, as previously stated, the actions of the President and the government as a whole affect the American people the moment they are taken. Any financial hits taken by our parents will hit us too. And you know what? We're, once again, relatively helpless. It's not like we can all just go and get jobs. Many, if not all jobs have a minimum age limit. And who will take inexperienced children? It's not like we're in the late 1800s/early 1900s. We are also required by law to receive an education. Now, I'm not complaining about being educated. However, if our families do take a financial hit, numerous children will be unable to stabilize their families' situations by finding a job. It really hurts to be so helpless.
Remember, when you vote on Tuesday, think of the long run.
Think of the children.