Locals participate in Democracy

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The CNN/YouTube debate of the GOP presidential hopefuls is tonight, in St. Petersberg, Fla. Watch it on CNN at 5 p.m. (airs again at 9 p.m.).

Political editor for the debate said they received 5,000 entries — more than received for the Democratic presidential candidates CNN/YouTube debate in the summer. Who says Democracy is dead!

Just looking through the entries is fun. They represent a range of Americans on a range of topics, from family values and religion, to the Iraq war and campaign ethics. There are some from locals, such as Austen of Diamond Bar (his question was on abortion) and Sarah of Whittier (who asked about affordability of a college education). Don’t know of these got chosen, however. Regardless, check them out and see how people can get involved in presidential politics, even if they don’t have a fat checkbook.

Here is Sarah’s video question:

Here is Austen’s (of Diamond Bar)

These are local students of mine who are taking my opinion writing class at Cal State Fullerton. They did this as an assignment in my class.

Here’s one from Steven about pollution of our oceans:

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About Steve Scauzillo

I love journalism. I've been working in journalism for 32 years. I love communicating and now, that includes writing about environment, transportation and the foothill/Puente Hills communities of Hacienda Heights, Rowland Heights, Walnut and Diamond Bar. I write a couple of columns, one on fridays in Opinion and the other, The Green Way, in the main news section. Send me ideas for stories. Or comments. I was opinion page editor for 12 years so I enjoy a good opinion now and then.

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