Letters: Why you should voteEditor’s note: The following letters were submitted by a civics class at Round Lake-Brewster schools
Editor’s note: The following letters were submitted by a civics class at Round Lake-Brewster schools.
Voting is a very important for our government. Our government is based on our right to pick our leaders and representatives. If people do not give their opinion, the vote will not be accurate and that is not how our government was intended to run. Everyone should want to voice their opinions and feel good that they got to be involved in our government. It is one of the responsibilities of a citizen to vote and definitely one of the most important. The outcome of the election will not be fair and then problems could occur in our economy and society. These are just a few of the many reasons that everyone should vote.
I think that people should vote not only because it is their duty as a citizen, but because it could decide the fate of our country. If the president elected cannot handle the pressure that the job has, as in the recent economic crisis, it could spell disaster for our country. Also, if the president doesn’t spend our county’s money, it could make our economy even more unstable.
I don’t know why people don’t vote but I know why they should. You need to help the nation. Voting is the easiest way to do it. People have to stay well informed too. You don’t have to sit around watching C-SPAN all day, but read the paper a little, look on the Internet, do something that keeps you up to date with the country. I am 15 and I would give anything to vote. Some students who are 18 don’t really seem to care. It’s probably the easiest civic duty of them all.
Why is it so important to vote? Well, you have already read this far, so please take just a minute to keep reading this passage, and find out my opinion on voting. When you vote, you are not only making a decision, but you are also doing the duties of your citizenship, and your country. Everyone that is a citizen should vote, considering the fact that it is your duty. When you vote, you are deciding not only on which presidential candidates you feel should have the privilege of office, but other offices and problems, too. Voting is not a right, but yet a privilege, and if you lose this privilege, it may be very hard or even impossible to get it back. So when you have this privilege, please use it wisely, and do not mess it up by the carelessness of having to vote. It is not right for you to have no cares while voting. For example, fooling around while in your booth, just circling answers without reading them, and to joke around about which presidential candidate should receive the chair of office. Another problem is when people talk about racism and prejudice things. For example, the old who may die during term (McCain), blacks or other races (Obama) and women (Palin). These are problems, and they are not acceptable, and they have nothing to do with voting, or if the candidates are capable of carrying out the precisions of such a high office. Sometimes, people use reasons to decide who deserves to be in office. This is not the real American way. Though it is sincerely tough to decide which candidate to choose, you must decide as part of your duty of citizenship. So, you should not whatsoever skip out on voting, no matter if it’s because you don’t really care who gets it or you just don’t want jury duty. You still need to vote. And I have heard from most people that they believe you are assigned jury duty by voting, which is very true to the form. I have also heard that you are assigned this according to your registration for your license, which is not true. This still does not give you the right to hold back on voting. Everyone who can vote should vote, because it provides the real decision and count between the candidates up for election. Voting is very important, and we need everyone’s opinion. Everyone makes a difference. This is why I feel it is so important to vote. So please, if you are 18 years of age or older, just take the simple responsibility of voting. Thank you.