Be informed during elections, recognize privileges in politics

Gillian Eubanks, Columnist

Be informed during elections, recognize privileges in politics

At the time I’m writing this, we are still waiting for the results of the election. Given how weird things have been this year, it might still be a few days or longer until we know the actual results. As of now, it looks like Donald Trump and Joe Biden are closing in with close results.

According to CNN, as of 11:15 a.m. Eastern time, Biden is leading with 224 votes in the electoral college, with Trump following at 213. I think the one thing we are all worried about is: if this election will be like 2016’s, with the Electoral College vote winning over the majority.

For most of us students, this is our first presidential election we have voted in.

Thank you to all that participated in voting this year. I know that this election has created a lot of anxiety, and I have felt it myself.

If you’ve been feeling this way, you’re not alone. It is the biggest election since 2016.The results of this election will be in history, for more than one reason.

I am not shy of the fact that I do not support Donald Trump.

I am not shy of the fact that this election is a repeat of 2016, the choice between the bad and the ugly.

Our country deserves better than we have received.

Our country deserves proper representation from someone we are proud to have as a president.

Our country deserves someone who is for all of us, not just for white people/white men.

I do not necessarily support the politics in our country because, quite frankly, it is a circus.

However, it is important to be informed, to have a basic understanding of how politics work, and have general awareness.

I meet so many people who say, “I don’t care.”

I understand that frame of mind because I have a similar one, but it is important still to care a little bit.

There are many things wrong with our country and our systems.

There is a lot of change to be made, and the only people who can make that change are our generation.

It is important to have strong beliefs and to fight for them, as long as they are beliefs that do not harm others.

I would like to stress how important it is, again, to be knowledgeable on the things going on in our country. It is a privilege not to worry about politics.

Gillian Eubanks is a junior health communications major. She can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected]