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The older I get, the more worried I am about who we have in power all over the world, but most importantly the United States Government. This is just a way for me to vent some frustrations and hopefully spark a few conversations with many interesting people. 

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I’m Not Political but Maybe I Should Be!

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Kevin McCarthy Cant Speak EnglishI remember back in 8th grade when my history teacher Mrs. Everhart got all of us really excited about the 1992 United States presidential election. There were three major candidates: Incumbent Republican President George H. W. Bush; Democratic Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton, and independent Texas businessman Ross Perot.

 

This was my real first taste of politics and like everyone else, I listened to the debates and chose the politician that I felt represented my values the most.

 

During that time, Ross Perot that interested me the most. His middle-class upbringing and stories of how he got a job as a paperboy when he was a kid, made me think about myself. I also got a job as a paperboy when I was 12 because I didn’t want to bug my parents for things like Adlib soundcards and computer games. Anyways, I guess it made me feel like if he can grow up in similar circumstances, going to public schools and then later in life becoming a billionaire, then maybe one day so can I.

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