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We Do Not Xactly Care About the Government What is the point of the government This is a question I often ask myself I am a member of Generation X or so Ive been labeled since I was born in 1981 I have been labeled as lazy irresponsible and apathetic One of those words applies to me right now and that is my apathy toward the government At this time in my life it does not matter what happens in the government it will continue to run without my input Perhaps our indifference toward the government is one of the many problems with my generation There are many reasons why young people do not vote or get involved in political actions They range from apathy to just plain not having enough time One of the larger reasons is that most candidates are much older then those 18-25 Generation X has lead a different life style since birth then those of older generations We like different music different movies there is not much we have in common Generation X has grown up in a world of money and quickly changing technology In order to be the President of the United States of America one must be thirty-five years old Automatically that is at least a ten-year age difference between the two groups There is an ever growing generation gap between candidates and youthful voters In the case of the 1996 Presidential election Bob Dole was in his seventies my grandfather is not even seventy Bob Dole and many other candidates in recent and past years have had trouble relating to Generation X and vice versa Another reason why Xers are turning away from the government is lack of political education The last of the Generation Xers will be entering college in the 2000-2001 school year to most of us college is much more important then politics I know if I had
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