Elections detract from real issues in America

Nov. 16, 2012 at 5:16 a.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

Two Fridays ago, up in Austin, I voted in my first presidential election. I have complete faith in the person I voted for, but I have no faith in the rest of the government. The government's job is to run this country, but in reality, the only thing elected officials really do is focus on getting re-elected when their current term is up. Simply put, I am sick and tired of elections and people spending millions of dollars on political advertisements and political campaigns. I am tired of all the debates, political parties and, not to mention, the constant bickering across party lines. Elections and all of the things associated with them take away from what really needs to be accomplished in this country. And the fact that major elections take place every two years does not help. With the road this country is currently on, I believe that my future is in jeopardy regardless of the party in power on Capitol Hill and on Pennsylvania Avenue. I will gladly vote during the election season because it is my right, but I don't believe in the people who are sent to represent us in the nation's capitol. They don't focus on the issues that are important to Americans. Instead, they focus on themselves and what is important to them. In the end, all I really want is for the government to forget re-election and focus on what Americans send people to D.C. to do, and that is run our country.

Breanna Mutschler, Victoria



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