Civic Dialogue, Mudslinging

The civic dialogue today was great. I love to learn new things especially about important topics like utilizing my right to vote. Americans should always express the right to vote. Also taking the responsibility to learn the facts about the candidates before making a decision on a vote is important.

Some of the things I learned:

  • mudslinging can be beneficial in ways to a candidate
  • dirty ads that sling mud are usually ran by sponsors not the candidate.
  • no one really has the power to completely shut down mudslinging ads among candidates

One of the questions asked at the meet was “do you think politicians should be obligated to be truthful in campaigning ads?” its a great question, yes I do think they should have to be truthful, on the other hand if the public is only receiving partial truth I would prefer to hear nothing at all.

In the end what it comes down to is the responsibility that comes along with the right to vote. The responsibility is simply this, don’t believe everything you hear or see. Instead use information heard or viewed as a guide line for personal research. Look up the facts and make your own judgement. Never follow the heard, lead on your own and make your own decisions.

-Tia Gautreaux

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