REMEMBER, THIS IS A REPOST FOR AN UPCOMING ARTICLE REGARDING THIS ONE. THIS WAS WRITTEN OCTOBER 2015. ALL INTERVIEWEES ARE FROM LEE UNIVERSITY.
We’ve seen Amendments to the Constitution but I’m going to go out on a limb and say we need to rewrite it for modern times stating that men and women get equal work for equal pay, that we are all equal no matter where we come from, and that birthright citizenship will always exist. We need to define what America means to us. We can’t let somebody else do it, we have to have everybody’s input, which is why the Internet exists. We don’t have to do this with a drop of blood spilled either.
Democrats are in trouble. There is a presidential election next year and the Democratic Party is sorting through a large group of potential candidates trying to determine which is the most electable. Electability simply means “this person has the best chance to win an election.” It doesn’t mean the person is the best choice or that the person has the best policy ideas, it just means the person can win an election.
One of the great concepts of the United States is the fundamental theory that every vote counts. As a citizen you go to the voting booth and select your favored representative with the understanding that your support will be counted and have meaning.
Long after the midterms have ended, I have been wondering about a part of the elections that no one really focuses on (unless their party candidate loses). I am talking about the third parties.
In recent elections, about 60 percent of the voter population voted during presidential election years and only about 40 percent voted during midterm elections. 2018's midterm elections, however, saw record turnout. This comes at the same time as voter angst and political ideology are at an all time high.
While much has been made of the Blue Wave, the full impact can be seen through the performance of Republican incumbents on November 6. And not just the 28 who lost their seats, but Republican performance across the board.
There was a breathless anticipation going into the Midterm Elections this year. It was a reality show that every network carried, and the pundits became the stars who's words were hung onto as if it were the gospel sent from above. On the Conservative side, there was a belief that the American people embraced Trump's policies and wanted more of the same. The flip side for the Liberal base was that Trump and his antics were growing tiresome, it was time for the so-called adults to take control again. What can be taken away from the results of the most consequential election of our generation?
When it comes to this year’s midterms, it seems that the strategy on the right is simply to lie and cheat their way into office. There were so many ads this weekend here in Columbus, Ohio (the Heart of it All) that flat out attempt to distort reality. They’re as blatant as they are inane. Here is a rundown of some of the boldest, most shameless lies of the midterms in the final campaign weekend here in Ohio, starting with the worst: