Hey Kid: One Republic

I hate politics, I really do, but that doesn't mean I don't have a political opinion.  I do.   As a matter of fact I have a fairly passionate set of core beliefs that govern my political views and influence that opinion and ultimately the way I vote.  This is serious stuff and should not be taken lightly.  I will explain and voice my beliefs, try to understand other points of view, but I will rarely argue.  (Rarely, not never.)  You probably won't find me protesting or demonstrating a cause even if I believe it worthy.  So far in my life, I haven't felt called to those activities.  But that doesn't mean it won't come up in the future.

Figure out where you are on the political spectrum.   Study and learn about the issues and the candidates to make an informed decision you can live with.  Don't just listen to some pundit and buy into his pitch.  Don't let others explain issues to you.  They are most likely biased towards their own opinion.  (Especially college professors.) Figure it out for yourself.  Do the work.  Learn what matters to you and which decisions match your personal sets of morals and values.  Support that which you believe and expose truths every chance you get.  It's your duty as an American, and as a human being.