I have never been much interested in politics. I adore United States History though and have made a point to study it as much as I can. When the campaigning for this year's presidential election began I started researching the different candidates. I first saw Ron Paul's name written in chalk on my school's sidewalk. When I read about his views and contrasted them with the other candidates', I began to care. Now I am vocal with my friends and have been working harder at being in the know about political issues.