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The 2012 Election - My Attempt to Be a Responsible Voter

The 2012 Election - My Attempt to Be a Responsible Voter

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After multiple people told me that I am uninformed, don't know what I'm talking about when it comes to politics, or that I'm close minded and only listening to the liberal media, I decided to find out if they were right. I spent several days researching the candidates and party plans and analyzing my findings in order to write a 40-page document to back up my voting decision. No one can tell me I'm an uninformed voter this election and I hope more Americans will do their own research so they can say the same.
After multiple people told me that I am uninformed, don't know what I'm talking about when it comes to politics, or that I'm close minded and only listening to the liberal media, I decided to find out if they were right. I spent several days researching the candidates and party plans and analyzing my findings in order to write a 40-page document to back up my voting decision. No one can tell me I'm an uninformed voter this election and I hope more Americans will do their own research so they can say the same.

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CHRISTINE ARGIERchristine.argier@gmail.com
THE 2012 ELECTION
MY ATTEMPT TO BE A RESPONSIBLE VOTER
 
The 2012 Election: My Attempt at Being a Responsible Voter
Contents
 
 
The 2012 Election: My Attempt at Being a Responsible Voter-1-
Why Am I Writing This?
 
It’s almost midnight. It may be Saturday, but that is still way past my bedtime.Tonight, I’ve spent several
long hours performing research and reading an
abundance of information about the upcoming election. It’s definitely beeninformative, and despite it being an exhausting pursuit, I’ve been
lying in bedsleepless for long enough that I finally just decided to get out of bed and get some of my thoughts down on paper.
In the interest of full disclosure, I will say that before tonight’s info
-fest I was an
Obama supporter and I still am after everything I’ve read. I will also say that I never
hated the Republican Party and especially not its candidates. The main purpose of 
all this research and reading was to make sure I wasn’t missing anything
and tofocus on the actual issues, not propaganda, to ensure that I make a sound decision
on election day that isn’t bas
ed on just a single issue that the parties disagree on.
Finding Good Information
I want to be informed, yet it is so incredibly difficult to find good information.Seriously, have you tried? Or are you just assuming that the information you aregetting is good, valid information based on real facts? Any news you get, whether it is on television, the radio, print, or Internet-based, is bound to sway one way or theother. I believe that is simply human nature coming out when reporters give us thestories. The problem is that now we have media outlets that seem to not even beattempting to give unbiased reports. These media organizations are often funded bypeople with a vested interest in one party or the other making it into office whichmeans the reports are structured with a specific goal in mind, missing key facts,riddled with misinformation, and in some cases, just totally false.But if those dishonest, biased news reports further confirm what you alreadybelieve, why would you question them? I believe this simple fact is the reason thesetypes of horribly biased news reports can even exist. They know that most people
don’t have the time or motivation to fact 
-check, do their own research, or even think for themselves in some cases. So the misinformation keeps funneling down, opinion-less people absorb whatever the media says they should believe, and everyonemarches around like they are an expert on every topic because they saw some guywearing a nice tie talk about it on the news this morning.

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Do you mean that they agree on restricting assault weapons or assault rifles? There is a huge difference between the two. Shotguns can be considered an assault weapon and I am pretty sure that neither of them want to restrict the sale of shotguns.
Ron Ghizzoni added this note
Well done. I would like to see some more foreign policy info added. In any case the "rithmetic" don't add up for either party! Tighten your belts....big changes coming!
Ben Hawthorne added this note
This is excellent. I would just like to point out that candidates' beliefs do not always align perfectly with their platforms. Mitt Romney has said that the GOP platform reflects the beliefs of his party, not himself. In particular, Romney has a more moderate stance on abortion (he supports it in cases of rape, incest, and when the woman's life is in danger) than the GOP platform.
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