Letter to the Editor: 2016 Presidential Election Disappointment

Nick Aspin

This will be the first Presidential election I am allowed to participate in, which is something I am very unhappy with. There is not one single candidate whose views match up with mine, be they social, fiscal, or both. I honestly feel embarrassed pledging my support to any candidate, because all of them have ridiculous views on serious issues. Of course, I still feel very much obligated to vote, if only because of the nonstop propaganda that treats people who don’t want to vote as scum of the earth. I feel as though I’m being pushed into the voting booth with a weapon pointed at my head, forcing me to make a semi-informed (because what politician is completely honest?) decision of who is going to harm this nation the least.