Voting your conscience and Ethical Responsibility in the Election


For a while now we’ve been witnessing and watching the presidential debate occurring right in front of our eyes. The media surrounds us and gives us the advantage to research and look deep into the two candidates running. Hillary Clinton on the left and Donald Trump on the right.  Both candidates whose pasts affect their future, both candidates who will bring something different to our country if elected as president, both candidates who people support, are afraid of, or don’t know who to vote for.

Hillary Clinton, supports a wide range of things which draws a lot of people towards her. Although some things that she had done in the past pushed people away from her. These things included the crimes that she committed and the emails that she had deleted.

Although, as well as Trump, he had a past that also affected the decisions people made about who to vote for. He was seen saying inappropriate and hurtful things about women and this allowed society to question whether or not he was the right choice for the presidency.

This drew many women towards Hillary Clinton because of her and her gender. As Estelle Schultz once said in an article called I was born before women could vote. Now I’m voting for one for president.; “I think women do bring something to the office: a sensitivity that most men don’t have. I saw the election of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May. Merkel, May and Hillary would be a wonderful triad to rule the world. Maybe they’d be able to bring about some peace and quality growth that hasn’t happened yet.” Estelle Schultz was born before the 19th amendment and cast her vote for Hillary Clinton because she had won Estelle’s support.

The question that is thriving on the internet and around society right now is, are other women and people making educated votes for the candidates running for presidency? There are many challenges in this election, and this one being one of them. Many people are being forced into voting and sometimes they end up voting for somebody they either, don’t know much about, voting for them for the wrong reasons, and or are being forced to so that there are more votes for those candidates. Other challenges of this election is trying to figure out who you trust more. Voting for someone who will have a large role in our lives for the next four years is going to be a very difficult decision, and to some, it may be hard to make the right vs. wrong decision. The worst thing you can do is vote for somebody out of pressure or because of what other people are saying about that candidate. You’re more prone to vote and give attention to somebody that everybody is talking about, and if we’re talking about this very divisive presidential race, it can either be Hillary or Trump to be our president for the next four years. Which is better?

In my opinion I think Hillary Clinton will win. I’m not saying that I want her to win, but I know that she has been trying to use her supporters to gain more votes for her campaign and to be elected as president. Just this weekend, in Cleveland Ohio, she held a free concert for people to come and watch Beyonce and Jay-Z sing. Beyonce goes on and says, “I want my daughter to grow up seeing a women lead our country and knowing that her possibilities are limitless.” Jay Z as well speaks saying, “This other guy, I don’t have any ill will… he cannot be my president. He cannot be our president. Once you divide us, you weaken us, we are stronger together.”

This concert drew people towards Hillary and the fact that her, being a woman, people are becoming more driven to vote for her. Whatever the results become to be, I hope that our country doesn’t slowly begin to crumble. I hope that whoever is elected will help us unite, to becoming stronger and closer with one another. To teach people to accept one another for who they are, and to not discriminate others because of their cultures, backgrounds, nationalities. And I hope that if Hillary is elected to be our new president, it is because of the things she is proposing and not because of her gender or having celebrities back her up.


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