Battle of the Century: 2016 Election
By: Caroline – October 27, 2016
The election is coming up and it is time to vote. Some people say that this is the most important election in history: Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton. Both candidates have their flaws, but they also have extremely good ideas.
Donald Trump has said some “mean” and “offensive” statements in his political career, and some of his ideas may not be the best, for example; building a wall between the United States and Mexico. This may seem like a strange and bad idea, but if you think about it, we are having terrorists coming into our country, and hurting American citizens. Some people think that this is a harsh or even a racist idea because it is not letting immigrants come in through the U.S./Mexico border, but he just wants to put a wall there until we figure out what we are going to do about the mass exodus of immigrants out of their war-torn countries. His defense of these actions is that he is simply trying to keep good, hard working Americans safe.
On the other hand, let’s talk about Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton is running off of the fact that she is a woman, and that she is fighting for women. She has some good policies, and she is a good debater. On September 11th 2012 in Benghazi, Libya, four Americans were killed, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Many people blame Hillary Clinton, who was the Secretary of State at the time, of the attacks saying that she did not do anything about it. Also, during Hillary Clinton’s term as Secretary of State, she had used her family’s private email server to handle classified information. The Federal Bureau of Investigation decided to investigate the email controversy, and later found that 113 of her emails were marked as “Classified”, 65 labeled “Secret” and 22 emails classified as “Top Secret” which would be a breach of national security.
Now it is time to go vote! The smart way to vote is to consider the pros and cons of both candidates before making a final decision. The future of America depends on this election!