The Blue & Gray Press

The University of Mary Washington Student Newspaper

All in favor of a democracy over a demagogue, say “aye”

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Like many college students, this November will be my first time voting in a presidential election.

Although people discuss this election in terms of “picking the lesser of two evils,” I disagree. I believe Hillary Clinton is the clear choice. I also believe that Donald Trump and many other Republicans are troubled by what the GOP has brought to the table.

Clinton handled the email scandal to the best of her abilities and was open and honest with authorities, who ultimately found nothing to her guilt.

Therefore, the division of her personal life and political life is nonexistent, suggesting that she has nothing to hide.

However, I agree with Bernie Sanders when he says that Clinton has bad judgment, specifically regarding her support of interventions in foreign countries. As Commander in Chief, I am not confident she will play the role well, but I would rather she play that role than Donald Trump.

I also support Clinton because she will be the first female president of the United States, and if she will be able to make advancements in the fight for equal pay for women.

Oprah Winfrey, for example, has also made a statement regarding Clinton’s like-ability and whether or not we want what is best for our country. “You don’t have to like her. She not comin’ over [to] your house… do you like democracy or do you want a demagogue?”

At the end of the day, citizens will vote for who seems right to them. For me, it will be the candidate who has been consistent throughout the campaign and has discussed actual policies leading up to the election. She is the better candidate running for this presidency, and for that reason, I support Hillary Clinton.

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