College Life

The Value of Voting

Value of votingRemember when we were young and we wanted to change the world? We believed that we could be superheroes or become President of the United States. But what happened to that desire?

Through the years, opinions and ideologies of our generation seemed to snuff out that spark of enthusiasm. I scroll through Facebook and see about 20 different opinions about what is happening in our world. It is discouraging to see candidates ripping each other apart and being caught in lies and illegal actions. There seems to be no absolute truth.

Being a college student, it can be hard to find time to search out the truth. And, let’s be honest, it isn’t always popular to state your opinion because there seems to be a ton of people who will cut you down as soon as you open your mouth or publicly share your opinion.

But this is not the time to be silent.

Our nation is crumbling around us because people are too busy or too shy to stand up. Many decisions will be made these next few years concerning the fate of the United States. With the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a new Supreme Court justice will have to be appointed. There are many important decisions to be made, and it is critical that the person influencing those choices can be trusted if our country is to thrive.

One vote may seem like it does not make a large difference, but seeing that you voted may influence others to vote as well. Seek out the truth and develop your opinion. It takes only a small spark to start a wildfire.

The thoughts and opinions expressed in Life in the Nest are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Pensacola Christian College.
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