Young Voters Need To Go Out And Vote

Bernie Sanders has the highest college student support rating, at 84 percent, when it comes to 17 to 29 year olds.

As primary season continues, there is constant chatter each day of Sanders and his views all across the Internet. You can find countless Sanders memes, gifs, and YouTube videos on almost every form of social media.

Despite the ongoing support online, there doesn’t seem to be enough support in the voting booths.

Florida’s recent primary election was an utter disappointment. Considering that I constantly witnessed, “Feel the Bern,” all across my Twitter and Facebook feed, I assumed he would win the democratic primary vote.

However, Sanders received only 33.3 percent of the votes, while Hillary Clinton, his democratic opponent, received 64.4 percent. These numbers put them at a whole 31.1 percent difference. So, either everyone decided they weren’t feeling so much of the “Bern” or no one went out to vote.

According to Statistic Brain, only 58.5 percent of 18 to 24 year olds are registered to vote. That means that most of Sanders’ online supporters are nothing but online supporters.

You can’t make a difference for your country if you don’t go out there and really make a difference.

Sanders is a presidential candidate that is willing to help the working class, offer education to those who can’t afford it, fight for the rights of women, support LGBT equality, and so much more. Sanders is a candidate that is willing to make a difference in America. He is fighting to make that difference. That’s why he was the candidate I voted for.

There’s a lot at stake this election. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is willing to make the lives of millions of Americans difficult. Despite the fact that he wants to make so many lives miserable, he still has an incredible amount of support. It’s amazing how people continuously support a man who is willing to jeopardize so much.

Trump has the potential to be the next president of the United States. This is an extremely terrifying image. This man will not make America great again.

If Trump were to become president, the American economy will decline.

Trump’s other idea to deport all illegal immigrants will cost millions of dollars and we will also lose thousands of workers. Trump also wants to ban Muslims from entering the country and create a database of all Muslims who live in the United States. This database will be a complete violation of American citizen’s First Amendment, which states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”

These scenarios frighten me. This whole election frightens me, and I think everyone needs to wake up and see why.

In my honest opinion, I feel that my generation doesn’t see the severity of this. One thing I’ve noticed with my generation is that we tend to talk about taking action rather than perform these actions. And at the moment, talking instead of acting is something we, as a unit, cannot afford when it comes to this year’s presidential election.