Voters should compromise party lines for effective change

Political knowledge is key to inordinate amounts of successes and awareness in today’s society, more specifically, in America.

So, why are many of my peers and educators simply turning a blind eye to the one thing that guarantees their future?

If they’re not writing politics off as crass and unnecessary, many of them keep to their own political agenda, which in many ways can be blinding and harmful.

I don’t believe that having strong party ties is an evil thing, but good things come only in moderation.

We’ve all heard the stories of extremists: the hippie-liberals who will literally demolish abortion clinics and the redneck-republicans who will sacrifice their own life before their gun rights are taken away. They are the stories that make national

television and that “corrupt the minds” of rising generations.

I used to be against the idea that extremism can cause damage to good, healthy opinions. I figured that if a young adult was smart enough, they would be able to make their own decision about which political party to align with.

However, this changed when Bernie Sanders entered the 2016 political race.

Bernie Sanders was born into a small immigrant family in Brooklyn, New York where he bounced around colleges and professions until he landed into the Liberty Union Party in 1971. From there he established aligning himself with the independent party and was elected at-large senator for the congressional district for the state of Vermont.

While Sanders has his own radical views, Democrats love him. From upping the minimum wage to getting our troops out of Iraq completely, it’s a millennial’s dream to get Sanders in office.

I love Bernie Sanders. He has a lot of good potential and if given the chance, would make some amazing liberal progress in our country. He seems to be someone you could have a whiskey with, but also one of those friends that just “get it, you know?”

While I sit over here in awe of Sanders, I also believe that in office, his good potential will get him nowhere. Sanders (and even Clinton) are trying to see blue when Washington D.C. is seeing bright, vibrant red.

When Obama stormed into office, it was a cry for hope from the voices that felt like they were being smothered. Young adults and liberals flocked to the idea that a young black president with a lot of ideas was going to sit at the front of the table, and make him sit at the head of the table they did indeed.

But as we all know, Congress doesn’t really care who sits at the head of the table. They’re own food is much too enjoyable to wait for someone to issue a dinner prayer.

The blue senate was rubbing victories in the red senate’s faces and the red senate was just too overwhelmed to function. They shut down. They veto’d every idea that Obama ever had.

The whole seven years of Obama being in office has been an ultimate power struggle.

Sanders is the same way, and unfortunately, our senate is on the war path.