Are we, Citizens of the free world ready to elect a 'Female President' in 2016?
I consider myself a liberal/idealist in relation to my political views and rallied tirelessly during both terms for the election of President Barack Obama. I currently would like to believe that we as a country not only elected but, re-elected our first African-American President can move beyond the stigmatizing classifications such as race, gender or sexual orientation and elect an individual on qualifications, even if the list includes a women. Susan Carroll, a professor at the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, said, “It’s easier to embrace the concept than it is to talk about names.” (Zernike 2008). I however, stand by my liberal and idealist views as I have participated in bringing the race wall down. I believe this ‘Great Country’ is on the verge and closer than we realize in electing leaders that are yes well- qualified but, more importantly the true faces of the people they will represent, nationally as well as globally, even as she goes by the name of ‘Madam President’.
The United States of America, is the country that is most rivaled and imitated worldwide. One of this country’s most notably cantos The Star Spangle Banner, written by Francis Scott Key, sums up what we represent “ O’er land of the free, home of the brave”. The last line of a song, sung with our hand on our hearts is coveted and longed for by many immigrants worldwide. There are many who are willing to brave sharks infested waters and scale guarded fences illegally “the estimate is at more than “207,000 ” that entered the United States. In 2011” (Alden 2013) and land on our shores to experience our lifestyle, earnings and opportunities. We lead in most industries foreign and domestic, our dollars are one of the top three currencies used in foreign trade and we lead the world in fashions and trends. Why then do we, a country that aims to be ‘First” lag behind in the...
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