Amy Ferris | The US Election

Amy is a writer and a Hillary Clinton supporter who lives in America. She is also one of the voices on this issue. She has been reading the discussion on the Hub and has written to you all! Hear what she had to say. 


oasis-don-valley-sqYou said…

Do you think Hillary Clinton persuades people to elect her because of her good policies?

by Curious newsman | Oasis Academy Don Valley

 

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Amy responded…

Dear Burnet News Club member!

Hello.

I think Hillary has many great ideas and great policies. She loves this country and the people who live here. Whether it’s women’s rights, healthcare, education, human rights, environmental issues and equal rights.  She is a thoughtful leader. A smart woman, a woman with a great track record. I would hope, deeply hope, that this election is very much issued based. I also believe that she has the ability, the knowledge, and the wear-with-all (along with her amazing amount of years of experience and service to our Country) to persuade many folks that she is the best choice for president of the United States.

Best and Warm,

Amy Ferris


chiltern-way-academy-squareYou said…

I voted for Donald Trump because he owns a business and it’s very famous so I think he would be good at being the President of United States Of America. Donald Trump Owns a business but Hillary Clinton does not have any businesses but she ran for President in 2008 but Barrack Obama won it in 2008 so she could be a good as well. Donald Trump has never ran for President but Hillary Clinton is white house staff so she knows the White House overall Donald Trump would be better because he is a good leader but he could become better if he wins the election. By Chiltern Way Academy

 

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Amy responded…

Dear Burnet News Club member,

Thank you for this question. Being a business owner doesn’t necessarily mean you would make a great leader or a great president. Donald Trump’s business practices haven’t been very good. He’s filed bankruptcy many times which makes him less attractive in the business world. Hillary, on the other hand, has been serving her country for many years – starting when she was in college. She helped create opportunities for women, for the disabled, for the disenfranchised. She has worked in service her entire life. While there have been issues and policies that have not come to fruition, I doubt highly that she would bring a business to bankruptcy. I don’t believe that Mr. Trump is a good leader. I believe a good leader brings people – all people together – and that doesn’t seem to be his way. A great leader creates unity. I hope that helps to answer your question.

Best and warm,

Amy Ferris


faringdon-collegeYou said…

While I agree with the fact that hillary might be fairer and that trump has bad ideas about immigration and some odd views on how to deal with terrorism but if you look at america’s economy like a business wouldn’t an experienced entrepreneur be the best person for the job? By supadupa123 |Faringdon Community College

 

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Amy responded…

Dear Burnet News Club member,

I believe that Hillary has a much clearer view and a much better understanding of the economy than Donald Trump. While I agree with you about an experienced entrepreneur – I don’t see Mr. Trump in that light. He has filed bankruptcy many times. His Hotels, Casinos and many of his businesses have failed on a massive level, or folded. He hasn’t paid many of his workers, and he’s even withheld pay because he felt like it. That’s not a very reliable person. I think a person who understands the economy, who has an idea about foreign relations, a person who can approach world views and world leaders with grace and dignity, a person who can bring countries and their people together. A person who fights for everyone’s rights with the utmost respect is a much better person for the job of President than an entrepreneur, especially one who has lost a tremendous amount of money. I hope this answers your question.

Best and warm,

Amy Ferris


grace-academy-coventry-squareYou said…

I agree its 50/50, but I have heard many negative thoughts of Donald Trump. I researched to found that 75% of Latinos have negative view of GOP front-runner and more than half believe that his comments about Mexican immigrants were racist and inappropriate. Only 13% of respondents said they have a positive view of Donald Trump. By Kuroshitsuji | Grace Academy Coventry

 

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Amy responded…

Dear Burnet News Club member,

Donald Trump is, yes, a racist. There are no two ways about it or around it. His comments about Mexicans, Muslims, Latinos, and African-Americans prove over and over that he is an inappropriate candidate. His divisiveness is loud and clear. He has caused enormous outbursts of violence. America is a melting pot. WE pride ourselves on the many gorgeous and diverse cultures. I believe that more and more people are seeing him for who is he is and see how inappropriate he is to be the next president.

Best and Warm,

Amy Ferris


st-peters-primary-schoolYou said…

Donald Trump needs to go he has no experience and if he becomes president he is going to drag america down and make it a unhappy place to live in. By Peace4Pizza | St Peter’s Primary School

 

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Amy responded…

Dear Burnet News Club member,

I second that! I’m with you. I’m voting for Hillary!

Best and Warm, Amy Ferris


faringdon-collegeYou said…

An entrepreneur as successful as Trump cannot be lacking in experience. To add, all top businessmen/women have a ‘political career’ because a strong political presence is necessary in business to cut successful deals nationally and internationally. Business and Politics overlap and interlink. For example, you could argue that the American Apprentice has a political agenda because it has shown Trump as an authoritative, successful figure. Maybe one that could rule ‘the land of the free’?
I still agree with supadupa123 that Hilary is the fairer candidate! By chocolatebrownieswoo_3 | Faringdon Community College

Voice_Amy-FerrisAmy responded…

Dear Burnet News Club member,

I don’t think Trump lacks in experience, but I do think he lacks in experience politically. He is not a Politician. He is a reality show host. Plus, he lacks in generosity and humanity. He’s proven over and over in just the past week that he’s a very vindictive man. I think it’s important – vital – to separate being powerful from being famous. Being a famous person doesn’t necessarily meld with being a great leader or a great dignitary. Many famous people do great things. They contribute to the betterment of the world, society. They create non-profits, create organizations that help people. Build schools for children. Donate to the arts and creativity. Donald Trump’s fame and ability to run a successful reality show doesn’t mean he has the ability or the temperament or the capacity to run a COUNTRY. He is not known for being philanthropic. I would hope that we can all see the difference between fame and power. Being a great politician requires a deep love of country. Some famous people often believe in love of self. Not all famous people – but enough. I believe Mr. Trump falls into that category. And yes, I wholeheartedly believe that Hillary is the far better and much fairer candidate. Thank you for your question.

Best and warm,

Amy Ferris


willowtown-primary-schoolYou said…

I am voting for Hilary Clinton, she is not racist (unlike Donald Trump) and she’s trying to keep ‘Obamacare’. Plus, Donald Trump wants to build a wall over Mexico which means Mexican people can not go to America. He’s just a grumpy person. Hilary Clinton for president!! By Willowtown Primary School

 

Voice_Amy-FerrisAmy responded…

Dear Burnet News Club member!!!!!

Me too, I am voting for Hillary Clinton because she believes HUMAN RIGHTS ARE WOMENS RIGHTS and WOMENS RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS, and she believes that all folks deserve the best the world has to offer. I’m with you: HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT!

Best and warm,

Amy Ferris


elaine-primary-academyYou said…

Why is the media twisting peoples minds to stop voting for Hillary Clinton? Would they rather have Donald Trump lying to them or Hillary Clinton being honest with them? By Elaine Primary School

 

 

Voice_Amy-FerrisAmy responded…

Dear Burnet News Club member!

That’s a great question. In all fairness, we have seen some extraordinary steps taken in the last few weeks where newspapers and media outlets have come out AGAINST Donald Trump – a first on many levels. Newspapers that have stayed impartial for years and years have written editorials against Trump. Denouncing his viability. But in terms of media, and the media circus, that’s, unfortunately, what makes news – what brings in money. Because the media has been skewed more toward Trump, it’s been a bit of an eye opener. Hopefully, this is an opportunity for people to demand better from the media. Better and Fair. It’s a wonderful question! Thank you for asking it.

Best and warm,

Amy Ferris

4 Comments

  1. Grace Academy Coventry Grace Academy Coventry

    I agree with Amy Ferris. This is because Clinton is continuing the Obamacare. And if Clinton wins she will have more safety checks when buying guns. Trump is sexist, I know this because he has not made any policies for women. Also he has only mentioned women in a negative way.

    Turbanator

  2. The St Leonards Academy The St Leonards Academy

    Not to be rude or disrespectful, but has everyone forgotten all of the horrible things Clinton has said about African-Americans?
    Including calling young, black men “super predators” and stating that if you see a “black man” being abused by the police, it’s probably because “he’s in a gang” and has no “conscious”; therefore he deserves it. This was followed by her and Bill Clinton signing the 1994 Crime Act, chick led to the incarceration of thousands of “black people”/African Americans (depending on your preferred term). She’s only adopted these stances after seeing success with Sanders approach

    Shadow Broker Out

    • Arnhem Wharf Primary School Arnhem Wharf Primary School

      Exactly! I wouldn’t really want to vote for either candidate. Both haven’t had the cleanest history/past and both have been prejudice towards certain ethnicities/backgrounds. Although in politics, it’s not entirely about the personality of the person, it’s about their policies and how they are going to improve the nation (in this case the US Nation). However, Hillary has lied before, so why wouldn’t she now? BUT, Trump has been discriminating towards women, muslims AND Mexicans//Mexican Americans. So how are we meant to chose when both have done bad things? Should we base this on their past or future? It doesn’t seem fair/just to call out/expose somebody because of their past, but just because they say they’re different doesn’t necessarily mean they’ve changed. Hypothetically (& most likely possibility), they’re still the same old person, yet a lot of people actually do change.
      LCJournalist

    • Arnhem Wharf Primary School Arnhem Wharf Primary School

      I also used a bit of what you said in other comments. I hope you don’t mind 😮
      LCJournalist