An Effective Way For College Students To Decide Who To Vote For In November

Every adult can think of voting issues and concerns that are important to them. The same is true of college students and first-time voters. However, new voters may overlook important voting issues, unless they are pointed out to them.

Since Presidents make decisions on many hundreds of important issues each year, students should make their voting decisions on a wide variety of issues that concern them and our nation. Making a Presidential choice is important and should not be based on only a few issues. That’s because the job of President is so far-reaching and affects so many state, national and world matters that should not be ignored.

When college students and others are looking for an objective way to decide how to vote in November, the following list of issues may be of help. However, there is no reason why voters can’t add more issues to the list below. For now, students can start here:

Who Will Do The Best Job On The Issues That Concern You?

(Print this form, then circle either Trump or Biden after each item.)

1. Will be Honest, Truthful and Trustworthy T B

2. Will Demonstrate Character and Integrity T B

3. Will Perform in ways that will greatly Benefit our Country T B

4. Will Strengthen the Economy and reduce Unemployment T B

5. Will Increase the number of Good Paying American Jobs T B

6. Will Treat All Americans fairly and in the same way T B

7. Will respect and support our Laws and Justice System T B

8. Will always show respect for and abide by our Constitution T B

9. Will greatly strengthen our Country’s Infrastructure T B

10. Will build better Relationships with our Allies T B

11. Will quickly and strongly stand up to Countries that interfere with our Elections, use the internet to Create Discord or work to harm our Country, our People and our Way of Life T B

12. Will treat everyone with Respect and Dignity T B

13. Will strongly support our Military and National Security T B

14. Will take steps to bring the people of this Nation Closer Together T B

15. Will Respect and Protect the Environment T B

16. Will make decisions based on Science, Facts and Data T B

17. Will Listen to and rely on Subject Experts and Advisors T B

18. Will Hire only fully qualified people for positions in the administration T B

19. Will expect Govt. Officials to tell him the truth and provide facts or examples when they disagree with him T B

20. Will Minimize Politics in all decisions and actions T B

21. Will Focus on the betterment of All People in Our Country T B

22. Will Not act like he is above the law T B

23. Will Not use the Attorney General and the Justice Dept. to help friends and punish enemies T B

24. Will Not do, say or support things that Racists and Bigots espouse T B

25. Will reestablish our Country as a respected World Leader T B

26. Will allow and support peaceful and lawful marches and protests T B

27. Will develop well-thought-out strategies for dealing with problems T B

28. Will establish and enforce a Nation-Wide strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic and how we will attack future pandemics T B

29. Will fully support the democratic values of our Country T B

30. Will Lead our Country in a Presidential and Dignified manor T B

31. Will Not Abuse his Power as President T B

32. Will understand that he is expected to set a good example for the people of our Country T B

33. Will Lead our Country to a better place in the next four years T B

34. Will not Pardon convicted criminals who have tampered with witnesses and lied to both the FBI and Congress, in an effort to cover up the President’s own activities T B

35. Will clearly explain the Values he will support with his actions T B

36. Will be intellectually competent and will seek advice and briefings from advisors, diplomats, experts and respected leaders T B

37. Will include several Ordinary Citizens in advisory positions T B

38. Will always set and follow the highest standards of behavior and performance T B

39. Will always put the American People and our Country ahead of partisan politics T B

40. Will hold himself and his people accountable for ethical behavior T B

41. Will make middle class needs a high priority T B

42. Will build solid, ongoing, working relationships with people in all areas of the political spectrum T B

43. Will often seek compromises that advance our Country’s needs T B

44. Will facilitate, encourage and rely on the work of Congress T B

45. Will take steps to make our government function the way it was intended by our founding fathers T B

46. Will strive to accomplish things that will benefit all Americans, not just himself, his friends, his base or his political party T B

47. Will rebalance Federal Income Tax Rates to help the Middle Class T B

48. Will strive to improve Race Relations in our Country T B

49. Will quickly introduce an Affordable Healthcare Plan for anyone who needs Medical Insurance T B

50. Will address issues like Education, Job Training, Hunger, Homelessness and Poverty in America T B

51. Will encourage Congress to compromise and agree upon a Border Security solution T B

52. Will expect Congress to compromise and agree upon a comprehensive Immigration Policy T B

53. Will propose a deadline for Congress to compromise and reach agreement on a humanitarian way for Dreamers to remain in this Country T B

54. Will pressure Congress and State Governments to address the Gun Violence issues that exist in this Country T B

55. Will treat all women with respect and dignity. Therefore, during the next four years, he is least likely to be accused of current or former instances of Sexual Misconduct T B

56. Will demonstrate understanding and empathy through his words, actions and decisions T B

57. Will distance himself from Vladimir Putin and other Dictators T B

58. Will place a much higher degree of trust in our Intelligence Gathering Agencies T B

59. Will restore trust and confidence in our Govt. Agencies, not constantly do and say things that undermine them T B

60. Will create a Legacy that will be the envy of future Presidents T B

Your Outcomes

How often did you circle Trump? _____

How often did you circle Biden? _____

Final Words

Students have the privilege, the right, the obligation to help shape our future. By looking back over the past few years and developing a good understanding of the many voting issues, college students put themselves in a position to make an objective and informed decision. That is critical.

Students must take some responsibility for the future of our country. Their votes can determine what happens from now on. It’s part of growing up.