The United States ' Land Of The Free Essay

1817 Words Mar 25th, 2016 null Page
The United States of America, land of the free, is a country where American citizens are allowed and encouraged to vote for a candidate they feel is representative of their own personal beliefs and values, as well as capable of leading our country in a positive and economically sound direction. In fact, voting is often considered a duty not a privilege. Unfortunately, there are only two major political parties, which do not always provide the voters with candidates whose beliefs and values coincide with the majority of U. S. citizens. The United States is one of the most progressive countries in the world. Yet when it comes to politics, change is minimal. I’m surprised the establishment isn’t still wearing black robes and white wigs. The Democratic and Republican party values contain political extremes, yet they expect millions of voters to stand behind one of the two parties. There are more than 312 million people in the United States, many of whom are looking for something better than the extremes offered by these two political parties. It is my belief that many American citizens have developed a lackadaisical attitude and absence of adequate knowledge regarding our political process, deterring them from contributing to the improvement and success of our voting system. This is possibly contrived by design in an effort to keep the majority of people in the dark, making it easier to control and lead them in the preferred direction the ruling (wealthy) class desires to…

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