Editorial: Students should take a stand on this election season

Flip-flopping seems to be the game that the Missouri Western Board of Governors likes to play. In a crucial election year, the Board of Governors has decided to support Proposition B which would favor a bill that could raise taxes on cigarettes for revenue toward Higher Education. The proposition would generate an estimated $84 million boost from the tobacco tax for universities throughout the state of Missouri. Western would be given a nice handout if the tax is passed by the voters in Missouri on Nov. 6. If passed Western would receive two million dollars. However, at the same time the Board has voted to make smoking of any tobacco illegal on campus. It just seems quite remarkable for a Board to support a bill that would favor a cigarette tax, but not allow students to smoke on their own campus. The support for Proposition B by the Board is just another example of where a select few individuals make a decision and hope the majority of students will follow. It just doesn’t seem fair to raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes by 73 cents from a nationwide low 17 cents per pack. Proposition B has good intentions for other universities throughout the state who have not banned tobacco on their campuses. It’s taking away the freedom of individuals and that’s what Western has done to its students, faculty, and guests. They decided to go around the students by making the campus smoke free without a student vote, and then ask the students to support a bill that would raise the taxes on cigarettes.  If students would pay attention to the issues in this election and vote responsibly they could make a huge impact, and that goes for all voters throughout the state. Students who are able to vote in the November election need to go into the voting booth and think clearly about the way they vote on this issue. It’s time to stand up and fight for your rights, and show the Board that they could take away our rights on campus, but we can take away extra revenue from them in the voting booth. It’s time for these flip-flop decisions by the Board come to an end. So on Tuesday Nov. 6, go vote and determine whether or not we need to stand together as a student body, or follow a small group of individuals who determine the outcome for over 6,000 students. Make the right decision next Tuesday.

32 thoughts on “Editorial: Students should take a stand on this election season

  1. I have been surfing online more than three hours nowadays, yet I never found
    any attention-grabbing article like yours. It’s pretty price sufficient for
    me. In my view, if all website owners and bloggers made good
    content material as you probably did, the web will
    likely be a lot more useful than ever before.

  2. Have you ever thought about including a little bit
    more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is valuable and everything.

    Nevertheless think about if you added some great pictures or videos to give your posts more, “pop”!
    Your content is excellent but with pics and video clips,
    this website could definitely be one of the greatest in its niche.
    Wonderful blog!

  3. Woah! I’m really enjoying the template/theme of this site.
    It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s tough to get that “perfect balance”
    between user friendliness and appearance. I must say you’ve done
    a very good job with this. Additionally, the blog loads super quick for me
    on Firefox. Excellent Blog!

  4. Simply wish to say your article is as surprising.

    The clearness on your put up is simply excellent and i could suppose you’re knowledgeable in this subject.
    Fine with your permission allow me to seize your RSS
    feed to keep up to date with imminent post. Thank you 1,000,000
    and please keep up the enjoyable work.

  5. I’m really loving the theme/design of your blog.
    Do you ever run into any browser compatibility problems?
    A few of my blog readers have complained about my blog not working correctly in Explorer but looks great
    in Safari. Do you have any recommendations to help fix this problem?

  6. You’re so cool! I do not believe I have read through a single thing like that before.
    So good to discover another person with a few unique thoughts on this subject matter.
    Really.. many thanks for starting this up. This website is one thing that is needed on the internet, someone with a bit
    of originality!

  7. each time i used to read smaller articles which as well clear their motive, and that is also
    happening with this piece of writing which I am reading
    at this place.

  8. Greate pieces. Keep writing such kind of information on your
    page. Im really impressed by your blog.[X-N-E-W-L-I-N-S-P-I-N-X]Hi there, You have performed
    an incredible job. I will definitely digg it and individually
    suggest to my friends. I’m confident they’ll be benefited from this web site.

  9. I wanted to write you a little observation to thank you very much once again for the wonderful methods you’ve shared in this case.
    It’s really incredibly generous of you to give publicly precisely what many
    people might have advertised as an electronic
    book to get some cash on their own, most notably
    given that you could have tried it in the event you
    considered necessary. Those principles as well worked to be
    a good way to fully grasp that other people have the same keenness similar to my very own to understand lots more pertaining to this issue.
    I know there are lots of more pleasurable opportunities
    ahead for individuals that look into your blog.

  10. What’s up colleagues, how is the whole thing,
    and what you would like to say on the topic of this piece
    of writing, in my view its genuinely remarkable designed for me.

  11. Thanks for the marvelous posting! I actually enjoyed reading it,
    you happen to be a great author. I will ensure that I bookmark your blog and
    will come back down the road. I want to encourage you to definitely continue your
    great writing, have a nice holiday weekend!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *