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Essay: "Presidential Elections"

by Rashid L. Avid
Presidential Election

This nation, as L. Scols said ; "conceived in liberty and dedicated to the propositions that all men are created equal" was in accordance, built "for the people by the people"....

"We the People" of the United States, in order to form a more perfect vision, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility. Provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves add our posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution for the united states of America.... In voting for a presidential candidate, "We the People"- whether Republican or Democrat, must choose the individual who most holds firm to seeing these things through (i.e. that "We the People" get our fair share, are satisfied with the results of our endeavors, guarded from unwarranted evils, afforded opportunities, and free to chart our own course...)

It is not possible that one single solitary individual can represent- to a degree of satisfactions-the many causes i.e. race, religions, and class of the people. Therefore the elected individuals duty is to represent the rights of "the people;" our common objectives established in the constitutions of our nation. Somewhere along the way, "We the people" have lost sight of the purpose to which this nation was founded. And therefore have forfeited the right to represent ourselves... How may times have you cast your vote? When was the last time your voice was heard? There are people who believe that whether we vote or not, it doesn't make any difference. Ask them these two questions and their answers will tell you why they feel that way...

Alright, you don't like Bush and you don't like Kerry. But it was your vote or lack of one that has them where they are. So in doing nothing you did a lot. However, it's not a question of likes or dislikes, nor has it ever been. It is, however, a question of who must cater to and takes the interest of "the people" to heart.... In approximately one month, "we the people" will know what to expect for the next four years, or what not to expect, should we choose to vote.... "The vision and the constitution forever!"