Thursday, November 6, 2008

Write Your Butts Off

I never blog about politics. Ever. I feel I don't know enough to make an intelligent contribution, and too much of political discussion is people getting mad without making points. I'm making an exception.
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I can't pretend that I've always been on the Obama bandwagon. I've had my doubts about economic and foreign policy, about experience, and about the validity of my own views. But I was excited by his acceptance speech; I'm excited about the potential new direction of the country. And, in an opportunistic way, thrilled because if you're not writing about being a teenager in this kind of history, you're stupid. I'll get to it this weekend.
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Write for your newspapers, for big magazines, little magazines, for anyone and everyone. Your thoughts right now matter so much- share them.

2 comments:

thatonegirlemily said...

You are absolutely right. It is so important that we show how we excited we are to be a part of this amazing piece of history!

david elzey said...

Agreed, I have always felt that all the voices should be heard, not just those with the right to vote. Teens can listen and articulate ideas, and where there are gaps in knowledge there is an opportunity for dialog.

Speak up. Speak out. Speak often.