“Of the People” is an interactive article from the New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/portraits/voters-of-the-people?ref=politics

The article is a compilation of photos and interviews taken from campaign events around America. The reporters asked people what made them passionate about politics. While of course it does not represent every situation, I was touched while reading the viewpoints of people of many different ages, ethnicities, economic status, and backgrounds. This country is so diverse, and usually people have reasons for believing the things that they do. America was always meant to be a place where people can be free to believe and stand for what they think is right.

While it is good to allow for so many different opinions and beliefs, it really is impossible to elect a president that will please everyone. Our job is to elect someone who best represents the people, who will make positive changes, and who will defend this type of freedom. Do you feel that any of the current presidential candidates can effectively address such a wide range of issues?

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