Readers’ Forum Nov. 1

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Who will you choose?

Students comment on candidates from the two major parties

Democrat: Hillary Clinton

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Taken from the beginning of the Declaration of Independence, these unalienable rights are why I am voting for Hillary Clinton. A vote for Hillary is a vote for social progression, a vote for helping those in need and a vote for a stronger America.

I’m Mexican. My mother grew up in Texas, and her father immigrated to the United States to have a better life. A candidate who understands that and supports ethical immigration policies has my vote.

People everywhere have a right to life. Sometimes accidents happen though and medical expenses are incurred. Should those expenses financially cripple an individual? A family? You never think it’ll happen to you, but it does. President Obama pushed the Affordable Healthcare Act. Because of that Act I found a plan that covers any incident and is very affordable. I don’t have to worry about going to the hospital and the bills that will follow. I also won’t be turned away for a pre-existing condition. Thanks Obama. But more importantly, Hillary plans to take it further and improve on the system that is currently in place.

Hilary also plans on making post secondary education more affordable. That is something every American needs. Whether it is a trade school, an associate’s degree, or a full four-year program, mounting student debt discourages a lot of people from reaching their full potential.

Aside from immigration, healthcare and education, Hillary recognizes changes need to be made to our environmental policy.

I trust Hillary Clinton to do what is right for this country. I trust her to look out for everyone and ensure that we all have an equal opportunity to be successful and to obtain the American dream. That is why I will vote for Hillary on Nov. 8.

Joseph Simpson
Concord, California

Republican: Donald Trump

Let’s talk Trump. It seems he’s been praised and criticized for just about everything a man could be. He’s been called a racist, immoral, childish, and stupid. He’s even been criticized for just being rich (which doesn’t differentiate him from any serious presidential candidate that has ever run for president in the history of the United States).

Honestly, Trump has said some dumb things; he’s certainly not a polished politician. There are things he’s done in the past that few people condone (yet I have to note—he’s not currently under investigation of the FBI). But when you take a look at facts, what he has to offer as our potential next President is far greater than you might think.

Donald Trump has committed to appoint conservative Supreme Court judges who will uphold the Constitution. We all want a nation that supports those unalienable rights given us by our Creator — life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Policies regarding abortion, gun control, and freedom of religion are more important now than ever. The American people have the right to live with the opinions and beliefs they choose and Donald Trump’s presidency will defend that.

Washington D.C. has become the national hub for corruption and deceit. We’ve seen, through this race for the presidency, the corruption that exists in the government and the media. No longer do we hear the opinions of journalists, but we hear the words of politicians being echoed by puppets whose honest role should be to bring us the truth. Donald Trump is clearly opposed to this and will fight to tear it down.

He wants to “Make America Great Again;” he wants to make America the superpower of the world where freedom and opportunity abound and corruption is demolished. He’s the only major presidential candidate that supports the conservative ideals our country needs. He’s the only major candidate that will tear down the political corruption in our country. He’s the only major candidate that can once again make America the symbol of success in the world. That’s why I will vote Donald Trump on Nov. 8.

Jordan Buchanan
Centerville, Utah

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