The Party of Moeller?
As the election grows closer, the question comes to mind of “Who am I going to vote for?” On one hand, we have the Republican candidate Donald Trump, and on the other hand, Hillary Clinton, the democratic nominee.
The Crusader wanted to know, “What Party are Moeller students leaning towards?”
Max Berky ’17 is a student at Moeller who supports the Republican Party. Max explained that he’s more conservative because, “Their ideas fall in line with what I believe.” Republicans believe people should take more responsibility into their own hands (Republicanviews.org). Another contrast between the parties is on the subject of social issues (ie. abortion, gay marriage, etc.). Republicans typically follow a more traditional route. For example, they want to make abortion illegal as well as promote adoption. Max also agrees with the Republican’s stance on gun control, foreign policy, and the state-led education of Americans.
Even Eifert ’17 is another Man of Moeller who is more right-leaning. “I’m more of a conservative” He stated, “I’m a big believer in the second amendment, and I’m more of constitutionalist. I’m not a big fan of handouts.” The core beliefs of a Republican are toward the responsibilities of the individual and limiting the Federal Government’s power. Republicans want to uphold the current laws on guns and keep, “God’s given right to self-defense” (OnTheIssues.org). Evan believes that the Republicans are making a respectable move by securing the United States’ borders. When asked about the border with Canada, Eifert stated, “Well Canada is our ally.” What about Mexico? “As far as trade, they’re not our strongest ally, personally right now what we’re trying to do as a conservative party is lock everything off and fix the problems within our own country.”
Moeller consists typically of a more conservative student body if anything. However, Liam Smith ’18 is a student who is slightly more liberal. Democrats typically want the government to have a large role in the country’s affairs (Democrats.org). He supports this party because of this support and their stance on social issues. Liam stated, “I am against abortion; economically I like Republicans—not socially.” The Democratic Party does want abortion to stay legal. Democrats also would strengthen background checks on gun purchases, and implement laws on assault weapons (OnTheIssues.org).
It seems that Moeller is mainly made up of Republicans. However, there are still quite a few Democrats here. In a recent survey of 100 seniors, about 40% labeled themselves as part of the Republican Party, while 31% lean towards the Democrats, and the remaining 29% are undecided. Although only the seniors can vote in this election, Mr. Trump and Secretary Clinton are both having an impact on the student body. It should be interesting who wins the election.