Politically, I am a libertarian. This may imply that as a knower, I am aware of global issues, I can understand perspectives of social issues from different individuals, I am global-minded and am an avid contributor to fighting for causes that I believe in.
I am a supporter of diversity, freedom, and the right to be. I consider politics as an essential means to understand my power as a citizen in the world. I think it’s largely important in exercising my right to live and my right to advocate for causes that are important to me and what I believe to be right. Some values that I hold highly are environmentalism, social freedom, economic safety, equality in race, gender, sexuality, protection of the economy and the equal right to take part in it, human rights, and protection of the minority groups (racially, socially, economically). Being political means to be an avid listener, contributor, influencer in social issues.
Politics is definitely related to a lot of how the world functions. Our economy is impacted by the leaders we choose to represent our ideas. The action to fight global warming is impacted by authorities who implement policies to help this cause, such as limiting the expenditure of natural sources vital to the natural survival cycle of the earth. Domestic products, trade, race, gender identification, the right to be human, and what we do as humans are all strongly interconnected. All things we do are influenced by politics, which gives you all the more reason to participate in it. Politics not only allows you to understand the phenomena in the world you are in but introduces a way for you to exercise your right as a being and what you believe in. It is most certainly not only about expressing your ideas and making the world listen to you, but it’s about discussing different social issues to better know how to create solutions that are best for a population. I used to be very unaware of politics, largely because I didn’t understand the structure of it and the reason behind it. As I grew up and became more influenced by the people around me, I am more cognizant of my values and I have a greater passion for sharing my values with other people. As an American citizen, I have the right to exercise my values and work with them to better a community. We will always have to be aware of the issues that are going on around us and to do that, we need to understand why and how we can resort back to a common-ground given all of the injustice swirling around us. As of now, the most important political issues to me are the republican and democratic party divide in the US, beating COVID-19 by promoting public health and safety, overall control of violence, gun rights, abuse, and environmental devastation.