By: Haylee Moffis
This event was a civic dialogue about politicians and their obligation to have “truth” in their advertising. Before we dove into the nitty-gritty, it was touched upon how fortunate of a country we truly are, that we are able to vote and have some-what of a say in what goes on in our country.
One thing I really loved that Ann Hellmuth, one of the panelists from South Africa, said was, “I saw what happens to a country when 16 million have no rights and 3 million have all the rights.”
During discussion, we came to the conclusion that mudslinging is mainly how money is made during election season. Because we can never rely on advertisements as a source of the truth, it is our responsibility as citizens to do our own research and vote how we see fit.