vote20167-0 staff vote

As election day looms, we must remember to hold our possible future leaders to something critically important: standards.

Let’s start with the basics. Candidates should be professional, honest and have a background in politics. Candidates should not be crude.

Our next president should care about all people, regardless of race or gender. In addition, he or she should be compassionate toward people of the entire world, not exclusively the United States. It is important that our president represents our country well and is respected by people of other countries, as well as our own.

As young Americans, we must continue to think progressively. As students, we must seek a president who values education, and will strive to make it more attainable.

We are the future of this country, and our opinions matter. The issues that matter to us as young people, should matter to our candidates. Our next presidential leader should strive to move our country forward. He or she should promote equality, care about the environment, the LGBT community and much more.

This election can no longer be viewed as a joke, and the candidates can no longer just be internet memes. Regardless of your political views, please remember that voting is a privilege as well as a civic duty and cast your vote on Tuesday, Nov. 8.


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