by Talon Editorial Board
Not in recent memory has there been a better candidate to represent high school students than Bernie Sanders, even if he graduated high school in 1959.
Sanders, a senator from Vermont, understands the struggles of today’s youth. He gets the problems we face as we get ready to head off to college.
“Every person in this country who has the desire and ability should be able to get all the education they need regardless of the income of their family,” Sanders said. “This is not a radical idea. In Germany, Scandinavia and many other countries, higher education is either free or very inexpensive. We must do the same.”
College shouldn’t put us in debt. We shouldn’t begin our professional careers indebted to the government. Sanders gets it.
Sanders also understands that the system is rigged to favor the rich.
“A nation will not survive morally or economically when so few have so much, while so many have so little,” he said. He gets it.
The senator has proposed a tax system that will make the rich pay their fair share. He has also proposed a national minimum wage of $15 per hour to help our those that need it most. He gets it.
Sanders’s only opponent on in the Democratic primaries is Hillary Clinton, the former senator, secretary of state, and first lady. While Clinton seems better prepared to deal with international issues like ISIS and Iran, she seems out of touch with the working class and the young. She is heavily sponsored by corporations and big banks — the very banks Sanders wants to break up and blames for the 2008 financial crisis.
It is the opinion of the Talon Editorial Board that Sen. Bernie Sanders is the best candidate for the Democratic nomination for president. His economic plans are the best suited to repair what is wrong with our economy. His plans will do the most to give us a chance to succeed in 21st-century America. He should be the candidate.
He gets it.