...ÔĽŅShould More PeopleVote?
Voting in a local, state, or national election is an exciting opportunity provided by democratic nations to their citizens. But some of us don't value that option when we fail to exercise our right to vote. So, if voting is so exciting, why aren‚Äôt more Americans exercising their right and voting? A better question, why are people who are able to and/or registered to vote, don‚Äôt? Some may say the reason is "their votes don‚Äôt count, too busy, lines to long, the registration process is confusing, can‚Äôt get to the polls, don‚Äôt like the candidate, they don‚Äôt feel their vote will make a difference, or they may shrug and offer no answer at all. The fact of the matter is, none of that is true. If you are really concerned about all these things, you shouldvote. Maybe a better candidate would have won, and maybe he or she would have taken some effective measures for improvement. Unless you vote you just can't blame the government, because you have failed your duties. And, if you are one of those people who think voting is a waste of time and keep on complaining about how the government is a complete failure; then it is time you realize the importance of voting, and do your bit to enhance the effectiveness of the government.
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...right to vote. Americans today have developed a mindset that their vote does not make a difference, and that voicing out their opinions is a waste of time. This is not the case, however, as the rights that Americans are neglecting are the same rights that our ancestors have fought for during the enforcement of the Fifteenth Amendment. The laws that affect the average individuals, the influences of various platformed parties, and the importance of voting in society exemplifies why Americans should value their right to vote.
Many laws affect the American‚Äôs rights to vote as an individual. For instance, the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution states that it grants Americans the right to vote, furthermore stating that the ‚Äúright of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.‚ÄĚ This declares, simply and literally, that there is no discrimination in voicing out one‚Äôs opinion, no matter what the race, color, or previous condition of servitude. African Americans of the 1960‚Äôs suffered greatly from injustice and racism, thus, abolishing the discrimination within voting is extremely important and healthy for our society today. Another example is the Voting Rights Act, as it ‚Äúbanned the use of literacy tests, provided for federal oversight of...
This is the story of a woman, who travelled the world to find that the best place is home. However, the journeys took her across continents over oceans. This story began when a little girl was sitting on her porch watching the pedestrians fleeting by. When suddenly a huge noise jolted her out of her day dreaming, and all she saw was a metal bird flying overheard. The noise made her shudder and she ran into the house screaming for her Dad. Running into his arms, with no words to express she stood holding on to his legs, While her dad was trying to question her about her irrational fear. With sputtering words, she explained how a huge metal bird had flown over the house and the noise thundered the foundations of the house. Her dad let out a loud laughter noticing the innocence of his daughter. But it was actually just one of the airplanes from the nearby Air Force base conducting its drill. So he lifted her up in her arms, took her to the porch and pointed out to the airplane in the distance as it faded into the blue sky leaving a trail of white clouds. That was my first experience that initiated my need to fly and watch the world from up above. As I grew older, the need to have a closer look at the world imbibed in me a curiosity to travel.
The world is a beautiful place, when looking at it with an unbiased view because one gets to see it in a pure way. One that has not been tainted with blood, pain and...
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† The twenty fourth amendment, section one in the United States Constitution gives citizens the right to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representatives in Congress, and shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax (24 Amendment ). Voting is a privilege that our ancestors fought for, as citizens of a democracy it is important for us to exercise our right to vote. Voting provides a way for citizens to voice their opinion regarding elected leaders and overall polices.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† As discussed in Media and Society class voting gives citizens not only the opportunity to voice their opinions but to hold elected officials accountable for their decisions. Even though voting is an important aspect for an effective democracy there has been lower participation in recent years among youth. Between 2008 and 2010 young voter turnout fell 60% (Nichols). ¬†There are many factors that attribute to this decline in youth voting participation, and many of these factors are due to media‚Äôs lack of effort to inform and appeal to this generation.¬† To increase voting participation in this segment media professionals need to do a better job of informing and equipping young citizens with the information they need to participate in a...
As the turbulent 1960s drew to a close, the young people of the United States expressed their growing dissatisfaction with the Vietnam Conflict and the government in general. College-age adults were divided, from the Flower Children to the supporters of the military in Southeast Asia. Many of these young adults were barred from participating in the voting process because of their age. Recognizing the power of collegiate voting bloc, Congress passed and ratified the 26th Amendment in 1971, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18.
While the 26th Amendment added millions of voters in the United States, in recent years the voting population has decreased. In 1993, Congress passed a new law to reverse the declining voter registration. The National Voter Registration Act, or "Motor Voter Law" permits registration at motor vehicle departments and other agencies.
Candidates recognize the importance of luring younger voters. In the 1992 election, "Rock the Vote" and the MTV network's "Choose or Lose" campaign aimed to register new voters on college campuses. MTV hosted town meetings with Bill Clinton, prompting the now-infamous "Boxers or briefs" question. At both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions this year, both parties have recognized the power of young people. George W. Bush's nephew, George P. Bush, the photogenic son of Florida governor Jeb Bush, spoke at the Republican National Convention in...
...WhyPeopleShould Wear Seat Belts
-Safety belts are made of extremely tough nylon and nylon thread and are designed to withstand even the most forceful jolts.
-The acromion is a bony socket between your collar bone and the arm. It's the safest place to fit the belt, as well as being very comfortable and not disturbing in any way
-Many cars have vertical adjustment facility on the top mount attached to the central door pillar.
-10,984 people were killed in auto accidents in 2002. Of that total, 10,404 were not wearing seat belts
-According to the NTSB, 80 percent of all crashes come at speeds less than 40 mph and 75 percent of those are within 25 miles of home.
Seatbelt save around 15,000 lives per year
Seatbelts keep you inside the car when an accident happens
Seat belts restrain the strongest parts of your body
seatbelts spreads out any force from a collision
seatbelts help you body slow down when in a crash...