Sept. 18th, 2018.
My name is Juniper. I am a seventeen year old high school
senior and my gender is female. My profile is on the
following page but I have NOT included a picture of myself.
The decision to remain anonymous was made because I am
interested in writing about politics. I am sure in the
future I will make mistakes voicing my opinion and in this
arena, there is very little room for error. Therefore, I am
letting everyone know right now, I can only do the best I
can. Please be patient.
Today, I would like to start out by saying that I wish
more people would listen to the other side in politics. That
is aimed at all sides, the Democrats, the Republicans, the
Media and even the regular folks. To me, debating the issues
is how you come up with the best solutions. Finding common
ground has always been essential to passing legislation. Iím not
currently associated with any political party. I planned on
figuring out my opinions on these matters after I graduated
from college. But, since I have been offered an opportunity
to voice my thoughts unabated on these matters today, my
time line has changed. I am ready to tell you what I think
and how I feel.
First of all, I am not for or against Donald Trump but
I do think he is an unusual President. I remember Barack
Obama barely. I also have little recollection of his
political stances but I know some from history. The reason
President Trump in my opinion is so unique, is because he
doesnít act like a President. I am comparing him to the
other 44 Americans who have earned their way through the
office. There has never been anyone like Trump. I believe
that to be a true statement mainly because of how he uses
social media. Every President in the past has always
placated to the press to get their message out, he does not.
Now, I would like to get to my point in this article.
Judge Brett Cavanaugh is being accused of sexual misconduct
today by Christine Ford. The misconduct accusation is coming
from his high school years. I am in high school. It matters
to me whether he did this or not and I want to know the
truth. Will I ever know the truth? Probably not. He said,
she said, could go on forever. Does the truth matter? Yes,
to me it does. He will rule from the Supreme Court bench
possibly for decades and his decisions will most certainly
effect my life. But, if the accusations turn out to be
fabricated, Iím going to throw-up. Tearing down a man for
political purposes is not right. The ďMe TooĒ movement is an
important topic but to use it to gain power is wrong on so
I would like to talk directly to the kids for a minute.
Listen, please stand up everyday and take accountability for
your own actions. This hearing proves who you are now,
matters. And who you will become, matters even more. Donít
be complacent. Make sure your actions have purpose and
always believe in something. But, never think your something
is better then someone elseís. We all together form America
so working together will surely make us better. Juniper
Update: Brett Cavanaugh was sworn in as the
114th Supreme Court Justice on October 6th, 2018. Although
it was under protest from the Democrats and their party,
there was no corroborating evidence put forth by his
accusers said the F.B.I..
Ballarini ~ STR-201