At this very moment, our political system has become so polarized that a person must be either a Republican or Democrat. Both sides of the aisle are having trouble to communicate with each other to reach a compromise. Today, the Democrats have become too far left and the Republicans are too far right. If I must choose one party, I will choose the Democratic Party. I believe that the government should raise the minimum wage to $15, free college tuition, women having a choice when it comes with their bodies, and immigrants having the opportunity to live in the greatest country in the world, the United States of America.
A lot Of Americans are going through hard times. Everything has become so expensive that with the national wage of $7.25 is not enough. People are working through multiple jobs to make ends meets. For example, my father works three jobs. Two jobs are full time and the other one is part time. Each job pays $10 an hour. Ten dollars compare to the national average seems better, but where my family lives is not enough.
My father is the one responsible for paying for mortgages, food, insurance and my education. He is putting his health on the line to give me the opportunity to have a higher education. Back during an assignment for Government 2305, I propose a law that will raise the minimum wage to $15. I believe that if the national wage was $15, people can enjoy and have great opportunities to succeed in life. I hope one day, congress can pass a law that will raise the minimum wage.
Public Education has become so expensive. After students graduate college, they will have tons of debt that it will take forever to pay off. For students that are going to college, free tuition is a great idea. I believe that having free tuition will help many families who are struggling financially. Even with scholarships, students are having hard time paying for college. The proposals from Senator Bernie Sanders appeals to me.
Free college tuition for me is an awesome idea and will save me money especially when I want to go to medical school for me to become a dermatologist. Sanders proposals for free college tuition has taken a lot of criticism from republicans because it will increase the federal deficit, but the tax cuts they just pass will increase the deficit to one million dollars. Even with criticism, I believe one-day congress will make free college tuition a reality.
Women’s rights are one of the issues that is getting attention especially with the possibility of a repeal of the decision of Roe v Wade that made abortion during the first trimester legal. With the nomination for a new Supreme Court justice, women are worry that they will not have the ability to control their bodies. I believe that women should have the right to decide what to do with their bodies.
I believe that women should have access to facilities that will help guide them through family planning, birth control, and safe abortions. If I ever become pregnant, I would not have an abortion personally, but that will be my choice not the government’s. Women have fought so hard over the years that they don’t want the government to take away the rights they have gained.
Immigration has become the heated debate between Democrats and Republicans. President Donald Trump is constantly bringing illegal immigration as the reason for the crimes going on around the country. There have incidents that where undocumented immigrants have been charge with murder, but that doesn’t mean that every immigrant is a criminal. Immigrants are what made the United States of America. Immigrants work day and night to provide for their families.
I believe that undocumented immigrants should have a path to citizenship only if they have no criminal record. They should have the same opportunity that Europeans had when they first arrived at the United States. Immigrants are in the country in search of the American Dream and no skin color should prohibit that from happening.
I do consider myself a Democrat. I didn’t vote in the 2016 election because it was my belief that Hillary Clinton would win the elections. Unfortunately, Donald Trump was elected. Midterm elections are coming up, and I will be voting for the Democratic party. Democrats should take control of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Hopefully, the state of Texas could one day turn blue.