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What it means to THINK THE VOTE

// The importance of civic discourse

Bridge the Divide Top Comments

Q: Should a president be able to sign an executive order featuring legislation that failed in Congress?

no

“What it really comes down to in the end is that we all have our own personal beliefs. There are over 300 million of us. We’re going to disagree. But do I really want my fellow countrymen and women (or anyone from any country for that matter) to go to jail, lose their jobs, or even just pay a small fine for taking a knee to stand for what they believe in? Of course not. I stand for the anthem because I believe it is the right thing to do. They kneel for the anthem because they believe it is the right thing to do.”

Dylan from California

yes

“The thing that many people refuse to understand, or simply do not realize, is that the pledge is a representative of our American values; it represents our Constitution and our Bill of Rights; it represents the soldiers that died in every one of our wars in order to maintain the freedom we have. Without the pledge and what it represents, people wouldn’t even be allowed to protest in the first place! The pledge of allegiance has nothing to do with any current events. If anything, the pledge should be said specifically to aid in one’s protest! It states “I love my country, and I want to see it improve.””

Liam from New Jersey

Think the Vote helps you to understand controversial topics and current events. Thinking through your vote is more than showing up on Election Day and picking the person that you like the best—it’s showing an interest in the world and the issues that surround you every day.

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Bridge the Divide

“Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us.”

– President John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961