Not the hero we deserve, but the hero we need

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The self-proclaimed “democratic socialist” has gone from a virtually unknown senator of Vermont to the lime light of many teens and young adults in regards to the political field.

The self-proclaimed “democratic socialist” has gone from a virtually unknown senator of Vermont to the lime light of many teens and young adults in regards to the political field.

Last year, Sen. Bernie Sanders announced his running for president and has had a long and difficult road to reach the point he has now in which he ties if not surpasses Clinton in national democratic polls. But a common issue is that voters still do not believe Sanders can win. I mean after all, how will a socialist win against well known, woman in politics, Hillary Clinton.

The truth is, Sanders is not behind Clinton and it is currently anybody’s race. And here is why you should vote for Sanders.

To begin with, his idea of democratic socialism is new and modern. And it works. Places such as Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland are all amongst the democratic socialist governments and are known as the “happiest” countries on the planet. Additionally, according to CNN, Norway is the first most prosperous country in the world, Denmark in third, Sweden in fourth, and Finland in ninth. And the state of Vermont follows in their path as it is ranked number 19th in household income with an average of $52, 776 in 2014.

Sanders is the only true advocate for human rights. He has had consistent pro-LGBTQ pro-civil rights pro-equality for since the 70’s. In fact, in 83’ he supported Burlington’s first ever Pride Parade during his time as Mayor. Sanders is not only attaining support increasingly from figures such as movie stars but major political and civil rights leader support such as Cornel West.

Sanders is our best advocate against big corporations. While the republican party is virtually as sponsored and bought by corporations like the Koch brothers and Hillary Clinton is pretty much Goldman Sachs runner for president, Sanders has no Super Pac and most of his donations are from families and people just like you and I. Sanders raised more than $26 million and has had the most contributions to his campaign than any candidate ever coming in at 3,022,945 individual contributions. Sanders plan includes ending off shore tax havens and subsidies to big businesses in order to end unfair benefits to big businesses.

He is a great advocate for doing something about climate change and often says it is the “great planetary crisis we now face.” Climate change is one of if the not the largest problem we face as a society. There is overwhelming evidence for climate change and we see this in effect as we live. Whether it is the super hot days, suddenly super cold days, ice caps melting, etc. If nothing is done about climate change we as a species will eventually perish as our ability to sustain ourselves become increasingly more difficult.

Bernie Sanders in currently leading a political revolution of clean, honest politics this Country needs. He is nationally ahead of the race and blows every republican candidate out of the water and the only thing stopping him from winning is the “he’s probably not going to win” mentality. New adults, young adults, and people of all ages-if you want a better America, thin about Sanders.

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