Hector Lopez: It gives a choice of who is going to be leading our country.
I feel like voting is important because it gives a choice of who is going to be leading our country. In a way where we can actually have that opinion be heard. It does give others a chance to know, personally, who are these candidates and what job they can actually do for the country. I am not old enough to vote yet. When an election comes, people’s opinions will be heard. I watched one of the debates. I didn’t like how Trump did his business it sounded very unprofessional. His attitude wasn’t like an attitude I would want to see as a president especially he gets so mad so quick. And that is only over a debate, like I can’t even imagine him as president when other countries will like have a voice against him. I think it will be terrible if we just had someone like that. That’s why voting is important because it could take someone who’s like Trump whose so high in the [polls] and so much people want him to be president. Yet it allows another force to oppose it. I don’t want Trump. I want Hillary. I want someone who at least has a presidential attitude. That goes for any type of situation: Mayor of Springfield, or mayor of whatever town. If someone becomes president, whoever it is, I don’t know how that is going to stop me from going to college and getting a job I like. I doubt that anything will change but it is not for me, it is for the other people who will be affected. It doesn’t matter about jobs but the people who have been slandered of their religion base, their sexual preference. All those people who get slandered for that. I prefer someone who accepts all of it, than someone who bashes. If my vote can help someone else that is what I want.
Hector Lopez is a 17-year-old student at the High School of Commerce.
This entry was generated in partnership with the UMass Community Journalism class. Hector worked with GroundTruth digital intern Frank Dutan to generate his response.