During the 2004 election I was only 15, but I was really interested in the presidential debate. At the time, my parents were my only source of information and I was very much a Republican, thinking they were very good. At some point while watching the news, there was a brief moment when they mention a third party and described a little of what he was for. I remember thinking “Wow! He’s even better than Bush, I’m going to vote for that party in 2008”. I voted in the Republican primaries and was greatly disappointed that McCain won. I found myself thinking more and more of how I didn’t want to vote for someone I didn’t support at least 70% and started thinking about that third party I had heard about. I didn’t remember the name of the party so I asked around on the internet, where someone mentioned the Constitution Party. After doing some research and reading ALL of the Constitution party platform on the main website, I really, really liked the party. Everything about the Constitution Party showed heart and determination, so I decided to vote for Chuck Baldwin in the election. I tried to convince my parents and brother to vote for Chuck, but they told me that he didn’t stand a chance and dad said that I was practically voting for Obama because I wasn’t voting for someone “who could win”. I didn’t think they were right, and was very happy that I supported Chuck 100%. A couple of months after the election, my dad told me that I did the right thing and that he was very sorry for what he had said to me.
I have high hopes and faith that the United States of America can become a wonderful, Constitution-based country once again. I will never give up on America, and neither should any other American, no matter how hopeless it seems. WE are the ones putting people in office thus WE are the ones who choose the path America will take.