Baldwin students were checking their phones throughout the day for election updates.

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Baldwin students were checking their phones throughout the day for election updates.

Pro/Con: Biden or Trump?

October 21, 2020

Opinion: Biden will be a president for all

On Thursday, President Joe Biden signed a $1.9 trillion dollar COVID-19 relief package.

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On Thursday, President Joe Biden signed a $1.9 trillion dollar COVID-19 relief package.

The 2020 presidential election is almost here, and some Americans still are sure whether to vote for Joe Biden or Donald Trump.

The difference between the two candidates is astounding. The mere contrast between their websites shows the disparity between Trump and Biden. Trump’s website introduces his policies, but that’s it. He does not explain how he plans to execute those policies. 

Biden has dozens of different policies he plans to enact if elected, and each one hyperlinks to his in-depth plans to accomplish these goals.

One of Biden’s policies is criminal justice reform. His website goes into detail on how he plans to achieve this, including fighting against disparities that disproportionately affect minorities. In a year of protest and unrest, this is what America needs.  Biden plans to fight for racial equity in this country.

Trump, on the other hand, has refused to simply condemn white supremacy. He has shown time and again that he has little regard for minority groups. 

Trump also has refused to take responsibility for the coronavirus that has caused the deaths of over 215,000 Americans. Trump admitted in a recording with reporter Bob Woodward that he knew of the dangers of the coronavirus in February, before the pandemic took off.

Trump said in the Feb. 7 interview: “It’s also more deadly than your, you know, your even strenuous flus. … This is deadly stuff.” Three weeks later in a press conference, the President said, “It’s a little like the regular flu that we have flu shots for, and we’ll essentially have a flu shot for this in a fairly quick manner.” 

No vaccine has been approved for distribution in the U.S. yet. 

This misinformation has caused not only a great political divide, but the multitude of lives lost. Trump has attempted to tear down the basic principles of American democracy. ”

— Alli Schroeder

Biden has a plan to handle the coronavirus. On his campaign site, he states his “seven point plan to beat COVID-19.” This plan includes protecting at-risk Americans, among other ideas to reduce the spread of the virus. 

For many, Biden is not the ideal candidate. However, Biden’s policies will not violate anyone’s human rights, while Trump’s policies have. A few of these policies include his ban on transgender people from enlisting in the military, his attempted repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and his support of the conditions at the border, in which migrant children were separated from their families, and there have been allegations of non-consensual sterilization of migrant women. 

A vote for Biden is a vote for the fundamentals of American democracy. Biden will be a president for all, not just people with right-wing views. 

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Opinion: Trump will create jobs and protect the unborn

President Donald Trump says he plans to

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President Donald Trump says he plans to “Keep America great.”

It’s nearly November and that means the 2020 presidential election is finally almost here.

Over the past couple of months, Americans have heard some praise and lots of accusations about Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Claims have been made that Biden has mental struggles and doesn’t even know he is running for president, and that Trump is destroying the country. But that’s not even close to what is really happening. 

Although Biden was vice president under Barack Obama for eight years, he is not healthy enough to be the president and run the country. Biden is being used as a puppet by his wife and by the Democratic Party.

Trump is a billionaire, business owner, and the current president of the United States. His business knowledge means he will be the best choice for the economy.

Although Trump is about the same age as Biden, he is more mentally fit to run the country. He has done even more for the country than he originally planned. 

One big debate during the elections is if it’s better to vote for someone who is anti-abortion or pro-abortion rights. 

Donald Trump is anti-abortion, meaning he believes every child deserves a chance. Sometimes people who are pro-abortion rights argue their case by bringing up women who are raped and become pregnant. But a baby born in such a situation can be put up for adoption and be raised by a family that wants a child — rather than having that baby murdered through abortion. 

People who vote for Donald Trump are voting for unborn children to have a life, for the creation of more jobs in factories, and for our world to be a better place.”

— Maddison Houser

People who vote for Biden just want everything to be free, when in reality, nothing in the world is free. 

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