Politics have never been my strong suit. I attribute this to my parents being from completely opposite sides of the political spectrum because they avoided the topic of politics. As a result, I never really formed a political opinion from my parents. They both had different views and they both made sense. I went to a boarding school in Massachusetts with an extremely liberal faculty and a staunchly conservative student body. Once again, both sides made sense and I struggled to form my own opinion. I wasn’t truly interested in the subject matter so, as someone who couldn’t vote, I didn’t really from an opinion like I should have. Now, I’m educated and confused. I’m still stuck in the middle.
Being stuck is aggravating. I don’t have a party to associate with, no opinions that everyone agrees with. I consider myself socially liberal and economically conservative, and unfortunately there isn’t a party for that school of thought. Or, at least, I thought that was the case. After taking this quiz, I found that there was actually a name for my school of thought. According to the quiz, like 9% of other Americans, I can be described as a Libertarian, which, in other words, means I am right in the middle. I really like how this quiz made me think about overarching political issues as well as the small ones and described the “stereotypical” Libertarian. I felt that I agreed with all the general statements the quiz results made. It doesn’t surprise me; but, to be completely honest, I was hoping for a more concrete answer.
Unfortunately, this quiz doesn’t help with my voting dilemma. As an educated American, I plan on utilizing my constitutional right to vote. My confusion aside, I have really been looking forward to voting for President of this country. There is something kind of magical about feeling like your opinion is being heard. However, I am still stuck deciding whom to vote for. I might be a “game day” decision. Or, I am secretly hoping that one of these debates will either inspire or infuriate me. Regardless, come Novembers 6th, I will have to make a decision and I know I will be proud of it.