America is Good

My mom loves political news stories.  She is always making comments about how many lousy politicians we have that spoil the country and give us a bad name.  Mom and Dad love to vent about Donald Trump especially.  He and Ted Cruz are scary to think about as president of the United States.  My mom thinks that Mitt Romney should jump into the race again.  I am a bit uncertain who I would vote for but I’m afraid that I am a bit appalled at the choices.  A new leader should be someone who can treat others with respect.  A new leader should be able to cooperate with others.  A new leader should be able to be a man or woman of integrity.  A new leader should be a person who believes in America and makes choices that are for the common good.  A new leader understands our place in the world as an example of how a nation should come together in respect of freedom.  A new leader is one that can make us better than what we are.  A new leader should be able to show restraint against the many threats that will always exist.  A new leader wants to be good for goodness sake.  America is good and we need a leader who is good also.  Why do we not have any choices that warrant the position that they are running for?  Maybe mom is right.  Romney would get my vote.

Aaron.  A man on a mission.  Reach to the stars.  Mitt for President.  May God Bless America.  The end.

[Editor’s note (dad):  Myth #5–people with autism are not aware of  or concerned with the world around them. This is the first indication to us that Aaron was listening to or cared about this topic.]

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Aaron Jepson

I am a 21-year old male who was diagnosed with autism at age 3. I am only partially-verbal and have a very difficult time expressing my thoughts by mouth but I am able to type on an I-Pad. My goal in life is to help other people with disabilities, and to let the rest of the world know that most people with autism are intelligent and capable and can make a great contribution to this world. I am funny, athletic, and most of all, handsome. And I am a fast runner, a cool skier, and a sweet mountain biker.

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    Susan Jackson says

    Hi Aaron,
    I LOVE reading your blog posts, thank you so much for writing them! I’m a friend of your dad’s and my daughter M is autistic and writes to communicate too. My comment today is for the editor (Hi Bryan!) – bravo for listing these myths. M has been passionate about politics since at least 2008 and is again following the debates. Love to all of you!!

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      Bryan Jepson says

      Thanks, Susan. Your daughter was one of those kids who have helped me open my eyes about what is going on behind the exterior. You should consider writing something for the “In Paradisum” page.

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      Aaron Jepson says

      My dad told me about your daughter. That is so cool. It sounds like she is farther along than me. I am looking forward to becoming like her. My dad does love a good debated. Mostly the kind that he can win. Maybe we should videotape one and send it to you.

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