Since the early days of our nation, the government has been something of large debate. People have fought over their opinions, long and hard. In those early days, our founding fathers all agreed up0n one thing – that the power of our nation had to be held by the people, and not a tyrant. With the Revolution glimmering in the corner of their eye, they did not want another situation where people would be forced to fight for their independence.
Enter modern day politics, where the power of our country lies in the hands of one man and his cabinet rather than in the hands of the people and States. After all, the Constitution of the United States, the document which the President swears to uphold and protect upon entering office, delegates all rights not specifically delegated within, to the people and to the States. But, what has changed… reluctantly, the United States voter.
Modern voters make their decision based on a variety of factors:
The Principle Voter: This person assumes the identity that is passed down from their family, church, or friends. Their primary concern is just for advocating their candidate on a sense of pride. While they may be very educated, they are willing to forgo differences in order to support their foundations.
The Issue Voter: These individuals will seek out and find an object of their devotion – whether gun laws, anti-war issues, or economic plans for improvement. They do not necessarily take the entire candidates platform into consideration, but vote based on one or two things. In the same way, certain issues may make a voter reluctant to vote for someone.
The Better Cause Voter: Many people actually closely assimilate with an independent when they are matching up their viewpoints with that of candidates running for the Presidency. They say that they cannot vote for an independent, because it would take away from the strength of the party as a whole. But isn’t voting for one evil, still voting for an evil? One would think so.
The Independent Liberal: People get called this when they decide to vote for an Independent. It means stepping outside of a given major commercial party, and speaking our on the basis that you believe strongly in their running objectives.
Are there more types? Sure. What others can you name?