Hello! Today I would like to introduce you all to my friend Ariana, if you didn’t know her already. We’ve both decided to begin a guest post series about liberal politics. We’re going to try and make it as interesting and as informative as possible – covering topics such as immigration, equality and plots to kill Donald Trump etc etc. Politics is actually very important and I think discussing matters that effect you and the people you care about is fantastic, because we can make a change. The politics world in America is crazy right now, so I though I’d ask Ariana some questions (as she is American herself). Her answers are superb and I loved reading them. She asked me questions about British politics over on her blog, which you can find here and give it a lil’ follow whilst you’re there, so you don’t miss the other posts I’ll be writing.
1. Who will you be voting for in the election and briefly explain why
To my utmost sadness, I still have to wait five years until I can be a registered voter. Therefore, to make up for all this sadness, I am have been supporting my heart out for Hillary Clinton in this coming election. Hopefully the support will do just as much. (this means volunteering etc.) Before Bernie Sanders got into the race last year I was a huge Hillary supporter, but then my excitement for her dwindled as it switched gears and moved to Bernie Sanders. (Alex, I think you would probably support Bernie Sanders) He is a socialist WHICH IS DIFFERENT THAN A COMMUNIST, OK PEOPLE???!!! Breathe, Ariana. Breathe.
(Ariana is totally right, I’m supporting Bernie Sanders, but I’ve got a whole lot of points to make about how he would work as president, but that’s for another time)
Anyway, I thought about it for a long time, but after A Certain Person With A Toupee. (I’m so tired of saying the name Donald Trump I started getting creative) started getting ahead, I switched back to Hillary because who doesn’t like Hillary? (everybody). Actually because in my opinion we are currently not in need of a downsizing of Wall Street quite just yet, and Hillary is stronger against the Republicans in Senate and Congress.
I mostly just believe in the basic human rights of the people, such as LGBT and black rights, and I believe that “that all men are LGBTs, blacks, women, the lower class, Muslims, should be created equal” That’s part of our Declaration of Independence, except I added the part with the LGBTs, blacks, women, the lower class and Muslims.
3. Opinions on gun laws in America?
First of all, I’m OK with things like hunting, but I feel that hundreds of times too many people who were supposed to just be using the guns for hunting, or putting in display cases have killed the innocent, including children, and teachers who were trying to save them. It is a tricky topic, but perhaps maybe people should just go back to the crossbow!
4.What change would you like to see in the next president elected?
Actually doing a few things to stop climate change.
5. Do you think American society is an equal one?
6. Do you think Trump can win? (If he should is a different matter)
Thank you so much for reading,