Why Young People Don’t Vote

Letters to the Editor: Yes, young people care. Here’s how to make them vote too Published: Friday, April 28, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Last Modified: Friday, April 28, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. This country…

Why Young People Don’t Vote

Letters to the Editor: Yes, young people care. Here’s how to make them vote too

Published: Friday, April 28, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

Last Modified: Friday, April 28, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

This country needs to think big as we vote next week.

Let’s talk about who we are, where we come from, where we’re headed, and why we need to have faith that we — the adults — will make the right choices, even if it means that we are all going to fall to pieces.

And also, let’s think big about how we can actually get our young people to vote.

Young people — and voters — are not fools. They know what they are and they know why they want it.

So, why aren’t they voting?

Because they think they can make the world better, and as a country, and as a people.

They do not want to be victims.

They do not want to be helpless creatures in our hands.

They want to be heroes and they don’t want to be pawns.

So, we have to give them a reason to put a red rose in their bouquet.

Because if they don’t, what exactly are we doing, as adults, for them?

I write from my home in the hills of the south, where the sun never sets, and where the grass is always greener and the dogs are always in heat — and still, I’ve never understood why young people don’t vote.

It’s not something that you find in the books or on the television or in your parents’ home. It just seems to be a basic human nature, right?

So, I ask: How would you like to have your vote count for something that affects

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