Lately around Whyville, the last race for senator has finished??? but is the
Senate Race really over???
The answer to that question can be answered as no. The race is not over, because
another race is soon to begin! Before the race begins, I would like to
express some concerns with the way the senate race was run lately.
One thing that I think
should be changed is the way that people RUN for senator. The system may be
working right now, but it needs improvement.
Right now, citizens of Whyville just write up something quick and easy if they
want to run for senator -- they post it in the petition booth, campaign to get votes
and hope that they make it into the polls. Quick and easy, right? But is this the
way that a person who is to represent us should behave? NO!
A person running for Whyville's senator should have a well written-out,
thoughtful, and honest platform. This means that they should not just post
whatever they feel like writing out at the time, but actually sit down and think
about what they would like to accomplish in Whyville if they were elected
senator. I think that is is one of the main flaws in the system of
voting/electing our new senator.
The second major thing that I have noticed over past elections is that people
who have been on Whyville for less then 6 months to a year have been trying to
run for senator. I think that before candidates can run for senator, they should
be on Whyville for at least 9 months to over a year. I urge the city management
to think on this too. A person who is representing Whyville as our senator
should have 'paid their dues.' What I mean is that they should have the chance
to learn about Whyville's history, earn a decent salary, and become a
well-respected person on Whyville. They should also be able to explain stuff
about Whyville (games, safety tools, etc.) to people
who ask for help.
In the real world, senators must to be a certain age before they are allowed to
run for senator. I think that there should be a age requirement here on
Whyville, too. If
there was even a one-year guideline set, it would help ensure that the people who
we were electing were truly and fully wise to the Whyvillian ways.
Thank you for taking your time to read this and again I URGE city council to
think upon these issues raised. I also urge the citizens of Whyville to
think upon these matters.
News Reporter + a concerned citizen