Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death
By Sarah Martinique, age 15, South Carolina
We're too young to vote. Our votes don't matter, so why should I care?
I hear this way too often, and it really irks my nerves. If you're not ready to make a change, then don't complain about the government. You're never too young to do anything. Don't even think about inserting that in your mind.
As teenagers we have just as much as power as an adult, and we should use that to our advantage because without us there is no future.
There are a lot of things you wouldn't understand because you're a child.
Do you hear this a lot? If you do, the next time someone says this, tell them that you have the intellectual ability to understand ... if someone sits down with you and explains to you what's going on. We can't understand if no one teaches us. It's really hard.
I could care less about politics. It's not like voting matters anyway.
Our government was based on voting, and it still is, believe it or not. Instead of complaining, go out and petition what you don't think is right. Right now we are living through history, so you should open your eyes and look around. We have a black presidential candidate, a female vice-presidential candidate, and a Vietnam War POW all running. Take a step up and change something. I am, and I wish other teenagers my age would also.
I know this wasn't way too fascinating to read, but it needed to be said. This is a Real Life issue, and it is time for a major change.
Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote.
William E. Simon