Are you like me......confused, bored, angry and disillusioned by the entire Presidential Election process? I am a completely apolitical soul. I have never had any interest or involvement in political affairs.
I really don't see the value in how we elect our upper level politicians not do I see any value in what they bring to the general citizenship of our country.
I am an avid believer that our great country is run by a machine, silent and in the background led and directed by the free enterprise system orchestrated on the ideals and needs of big business and money.
In fact, on an other than local level, you could could say I have a mild if not general aversion to politics.
In my opinion, it doesn't matter what one man or woman is running this country.
No matter who it is, they will be told how to run it and where and when to jump and how high by a convocation of people/organizations much smarter, more cunning, much more resourceful and way more capable than any one leader could ever be.
- A crook and a liar that was married to a past president that was an adulterer in office who hopes to be the first female leader of our country.
- A constantly controversial twice divorced businessman with no political training or experience who's empire has been built on greed and other people's money.
- A Canadian born lawyer who's claim to fame in politics was his help in trying to defund the "Affordable Healthcare Act" and thus running the government into a complete economic shutdown in 2013.
- A Democratic Socialist, Vietnam War Conscientious Objector who historically has been a Communist supporter.
Strangely enough, during my examination of this political carnival I ran across a unique website that could actually answer the questions I was contemplating.
It is called "ISideWith.com."
iSideWith.com was started in March 2012 by 2 friends with 2 very different political views. Instead of beating each other into submission with copies of the Wall Street Journal, these two gentlemen decided to take a positive approach to understanding the malady of modern day politics. They built a website, on their own, with their own finances. This website is a professionally designed quiz where you answer multiple choice questions to see "which political party you side with."
It has a multitude of well thought out and direct questions with detailed answers allowing a governmental neophyte, like me, to determine how strongly you feel about important political issues. Most questions also have a "learn more" option that gives an in-depth tutorial on the issue.
The task of this investigation is to match you, by percentage, to each presidential candidate and inform you, in a non-partisan fashion, which candidate is most agreeable to you......thus, who you would likely vote for.
What a great way to boost voter engagement and education using simple data formulations and cutting edge technologies.
Taylor is a fry cook at the Burger King in Oatman, Arizona and Nick is the equipment manager for the Ozark, Missouri Senior Citizen Pickle-ball team. No, just kidding.
Per their website, Taylor is a political analyst and tech marketing consultant. He manages the data, research, and marketing aspects of the site. Having a lifelong interest in politics, he was searching for a way to engage more voters.
Nick manages the technology, user experience, data and analytics for the site. A lifelong undecided voter, he was searching for an easier way to stay updated on the issues and candidates he sides with.
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